When it comes to hard surface flooring, area rugs can be a real lifesaver. For one thing, they can be placed in areas alongside your bed, to form walkways, through your hall, or just anywhere you’d like a warm place for your feet. These make cold mornings so much more bearable, and you just have to experience it to understand the magnitude.
They can also be placed underneath heavy furniture, or furniture legs, to keep deep indentations from forming your luxury vinyl, laminate or hardwood flooring. This is a protective measure that many homeowners wish they had taken much sooner, as not all flooring is resilient.
These small rugs can also be strategically placed where they will catch and hold a lot of the dirt and debris, that can often lead to scratching and damage to your hard surface floors. Many times, the perfect placement is where people come into the house from outside. Not only does this save much of the damage that could otherwise be caused, it can also cut down on the amount of sweeping or vacuuming you have to do.
When it comes to area rugs and carpeted flooring, many of the benefits are the same. They decrease the dirt and debris carried into your home, where it can often pack down deep to create stains and foul odors. But more than anything, it can often increase the lifespan of your carpet. With much of the traffic kept off the carpet fibers themselves, they will last much longer.