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Choice Of Rugs
When buying a rug for your home, you should be conscious of selecting a color and style that suits your floor type. This has an impact on the general look of your house and aesthetic of the space. Safety is also a consideration. On certain surfaces such as a porch floor, some rugs can be slippery.
Variables to Consider in Rug Selection
The type of rug you purchase will depend greatly on the type of flooring the rug will be placed on.
Additionally, color is a key consideration when choosing a rug for your space, but variables like material, pile, and pattern are also important.
Rugs on Carpet
Based on the pile of the existing carpet, choose a rug to provide contrasts between the textures. If you have a thick carpet, the rug should also be thick. Choose a rug that does not easily depart from your primary carpet.
An analogous color to the carpet creates harmony between your rug and the carpet. A rug with a different fibers and texture than the existing wall to wall carpet makes the rug a distinct component.
Rugs For Solid Surface Floors
Solid floors like hardwood, laminate, and LVP create a slate of rugs; therefore, the style and texture of the rug is up to you. You can choose any pile or rug thickness you want because these floors are flat.
Additionally, some rugs such as polypropylene rugs withstand dampness better than others. They have a lower absorbency rate than natural fiber rugs and can resist staining and mold. These types of rugs are great options for kitchens and bathrooms.
Check out this in-depth guide for a look at rugs and your floor type or check out the infographic below.
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