Rugs are one of the best ways to protect your floors from the wear and tear of daily life. They’re affordable and stylish, and they can be easily switched out whenever necessary. All of this makes them a great choice for many homes. Whether your home has carpet, laminate, or hardwood floors, you can almost certainly benefit from the protection that a rug can offer. Here are four ways that rugs can save your floor.
Protect High Traffic Areas
Many people choose to put rugs in high traffic areas, like in front of a door. When floors in these areas are left unprotected, they often get worn down over time. A rug can absorb a lot of the damage, protecting your floor and helping it look newer longer. If you have an area in your home that sees a lot of use (whether it’s a hallway, an entryway, or a living area), a rug can really keep your floor looking its best. And if you have one area that is already looking a bit worn, a rug can hide the damage.
Keep Things Clean
A welcome mat placed at the foot of your front or back door encourages your guests to wipe their feet before coming inside. These rugs help to keep dirt and grime off your floor, so they look clean 24/7. It doesn’t have to be a standard straw mat, either; any small decorative rug will do.
Prevent Scratches from Furniture
Sliding furniture (like the legs of dining room chairs) really does a number on your floors after a while. Floors underneath dining room tables tend to get heavily scratched, faded, or worn. However, it’s easy to prevent this– all you have to do is buy a rug. A large, high-quality area rug will protect your floors against constantly moving furniture, so you don’t end up with damage.
Stop Spills and Stains
Certain parts of our homes are most vulnerable to spills— for example, the kitchen/dining room, and any other areas where food is present. A spilled glass of wine or cup of coffee can spell disaster for your floors. Placing a rug in these danger zones can save you a lot of headache down the road. It’s easier to clean a rug than carpet, especially if the rug is small enough to put in the washing machine. In the worst case scenario, you can also replace a stained rug much more easily than you can replace carpeting.
We love your flooring and want it to be around for as long as possible. Strategically placing rugs around your home can keep your floor looking good as new without compromising your lifestyle.