Area rugs are a wonderful addition to a room for a number of reasons. They are often used in tandem with hard surface floorings such as hardwood, tile, laminate, or vinyl because they further add a level of protection over your flooring. They also protect against heavy impacts from things such as furniture or foot traffic.
Area rugs can add warmth and a soft surface underfoot, they can break up a room into different sections, and they can add a pop of color or style. Before buying an area rug, it is important to consider what the rug will be used for. This consideration will determine the sizing and placement you will choose.