The decision to have wall-to-wall, area or throw rugs can get complicated. Having wall-to-wall carpet means never having to clean any floor around the rug or rugs, but it also means periodically shampooing the carpet. Between shampoos, the carpet must be spot cleaned when spills or pet accidents occur.
Noise is more bothersome when there are too many hard surfaces in a room, especially when things like radios, stereos, televisions and telephones are added to the mix. Area rugs help to absorb and reduce the noise, whether in the home or office. Also, noise between floors in a house or apartment building may be reduced with area rugs.
Area rugs are just as difficult to keep clean, although they do often have the advantage of being rotatable thus avoiding traffic patterns and fading due to sunlight. Area rugs are a great way to personalize your home or office environment. They add color and artistic expression, whether you want it to be mild or wild! And, rugs certainly help to define the mood or character of a room. There’s only so much you can do with walls, but there’s almost no limit when it comes to using rugs as part of your decorating plans. A great way to describe rugs is practical, functional art for the floor!