Since hard surface flooring options such as hardwood, tile, and luxury vinyl continue to be popular flooring options, areas rugs are a common addition. There are many reasons why area rugs are popular, and yet some homeowners hesitate to cover up their beautiful flooring. At Merkel Carpet One Floor & Home we can help you find the perfect area rug for your home. The most obvious reason to have an area rug in your home is for the look. Area rugs can bring together all of the elements of a room, and their benefits extend beyond that.
We even do custom binding in-store! We make ordering a custom made area rug easy and affordable. Our selection of area rugs covers a wide range of budgets and personal styles.
As we mentioned earlier area rugs extend beyond their ability to complement you home décor. Area rugs help to decrease the noise in your space. Not only does it make your footsteps quieter, but also helps to make the room itself more quiet and muffle and room that echo’s. One of the most obvious benefits is that area rugs are more comfortable than hardwood or tile. Not only is it softer to the touch, but that softness also gives flexibility where the rug absorbs the impact from your footsteps. Rugs are also warmer than hard surface flooring, which is a welcome benefit during the colder months here in Michigan.
An area rug helps make your space feel more grounded. When properly placed, an area rug can anchor the furniture in your room which helps to create an intimate space. In your living room and area rug should be large enough that your sofa, loveseat, and coffee table are all either sitting or have their front legs on the rug. Although it may seem contradictory, carpet has a positive effect on allergies. Numerous studies show that rug fibers can trap allergens so you are not breathing them in. If you have no rugs in your home and suffer from allergies, try adding an area rug to see if there is a difference.
If you are interested in learning more about area rugs, stop by one of our showrooms in Ann Arbor or Chelsea, MI and speak with a flooring professional.