What to Consider when Putting an Area Rug on a Hardwood Floor

What to Consider when Putting an Area Rug on a Hardwood Floor

An area rug placed on a classic hardwood floor can turn any home into a feast for the eyes. If you are keen on trying out this look in your Florida home, here are some points to consider before deciding what kind of area rug to buy:

  • Color Coordination
    It is important to remember that the color of your hardwood flooring will make a big difference to the color and type of area rug that you buy. While a carpet may look amazing in the showroom, when placed in your home, it might not complement the color of your floors as perfectly as you'd hoped. We recommend playing around with contrasts. For example, if you have light wood flooring, a rug with a darker, richer color will be an excellent choice.

  • Size
    Do you want to the rug to be the center of attention? Or do you simply want to buy a rug that you know will subtly complement your hardwood flooring? Obviously, the bigger the rug, the more attention it will command.

  • Longevity
    Look at the condition of your hardwood floors in the area that you are planning on placing the rug. Do you notice scratches and scuff marks? Understandably, area rugs will last longer if placed in low traffic areas around the home.

Looking for a classically beautiful area rug that you know will stand the test of time? Perhaps you want to install some new hardwood flooring solutions? Either way, it's time to get in touch with the experts. It's time to get in touch with California Designs.