Do You Need a Rug?

Do You Need a Rug?

With so many styles and colors to choose from, decorating a home is never an easy chore. But one thing every homeowner should consider is purchasing a few rugs to use throughout the house. Continue reading to learn more about why you should have a rug.

Cold feet

Standing on cold hardwood or tile floors is uncomfortable and can even make your whole body feel cold. While wearing socks around the house is one way to stay warm, we recommend investing in some area rugs. A rug acts as an insulator that keeps your feet off the cold floor and ensures you’re as comfortable as can be.

Noisy home

In addition to keeping you toasty on chilly evenings, another one of the main rug purposes is to reduce noise throughout your house. A rug absorbs sound waves caused by barking pets, loud kids or large gatherings. While rugs might not completely soundproof your house, they do wonders to keep it quieter.

Dusty house

Even if you sweep and mop daily, keeping dust bunnies at bay can seem to be nearly impossible. Eliminating dust is difficult on hard floors, as all you really do is push them from one area to another. Rugs trap dust bunnies and prevent them from circulating, so running your vacuum over the rug will allow you to catch those dust bunnies once and for all.

Marred floors

Another one of the main rug purposes is to hide any imperfections in your current flooring. Repairing damaged hardwood flooring is an expensive and time-consuming process. Instead of going through all of that, just place a rug over the damaged area.

An area rug won’t just hide your flooring flaws, either—it can make your entire room look better. Just be sure to shop around and find a rug that’ll complement your current décor.

New flooring

Protect your new floors before they get damaged by laying down some rugs. We recommend putting rugs in high-traffic areas and under furniture that could scratch up your flooring. Again, be sure to do your research and find rugs that will look good in your home and match your new flooring.

Slippery floors

Slips and falls are some of the most common indoor injuries, especially when walking on slick hardwood, laminate or tile floors. The top way to prevent falls on slippery floors is to lay down area rugs throughout the house.

This is especially important for elderly homeowners or those with older parents or grandparents who are more prone to falls. A simple area rug can prevent a fall and subsequent broken bones or other health issues.

Keep your rugs in good shape with our help

One downside of owning a rug is that they need some professional care to look their best. Bi-annual deep cleanings and professional spot treatment do wonders to keep your rugs in like-new condition. Give Precision Carpet Care & Restoration LLC a call today to learn more about why you should have a rug or to get a free estimate for our cleaning services.