Posted by: Tamer Atya | September 21, 2008

Area Rugs Most Important Benefits

Which Benefit of an Area Rug is the Most Important One for YOU?

There are so many great benefits of rugs… it may be hard to pick just one feature over the others.
Beauty:  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. We like to describe rugs as practical, functional art for the floor!
Comfort:  Who hasn’t enjoyed the feel of a good rug underneath bare or stocking-covered feet? A hardwood floor or floor tiles may be nice but they just can’t match the comfort of an area rug. Rugs can also give a room a warm, cozy and inviting feeling for you and your guests.
Versatility:  One of the greatest benefits of rugs is that they can help create a theme, divide a room into different areas or bring different elements together. Most rugs can be moved or re-positioned in a matter of moments. They can go with you when you move, and that’s an important benefit for renters.
Safety:  When used with a rug pad, area rugs provide a stable and non-slick walking surface that helps to protect against injury from impact if someone falls. This can be important if there are young children or seniors in the home. Area rugs can also help protect against unwanted furniture movement when used under tables, chairs and sofas. You’ll appreciate that aspect if you’ve ever had a chair slide on a hardwood floor as you were sitting down.
Sound Reduction:  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.


The good news is that you don’t have to pick one just feature over the others because the benefits listed above apply to almost all area rugs!


  1. I think it is really cool to decorate in and around the home with commercial-type mats. I found one for every room of my house at Good prices and lots of items offer free shipping.

  2. Thanks for this good post

  3. Thanks for the nice article! My favorites benefits are “Beauty” and “Versatility”. I think the most important advantage over wall to wall carpet is the fact that you can take it with you when you move. Area rugs could potentially be an investment or a family heirloom as well, something wall to wall carpet could never do. I wrote an article on Area Rugs Blog on the subject that some people might find interesting:

    I enjoyed your post. Thank you!

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