The last decade has seen homeowners switch from carpet flooring to harder alternatives, such as hardwood, tile and Luxury Vinyl Tiles or Planks. Even then, they still want to use some carpet floor coverings to decorate their bare floors. Area rugs are the ideal choice to create balance, but to compensate for the lack of warmth carpets provide, homeowners demand for increased texture and pattern in their rugs.
The growing use of hardwood floors in residential homes is due to several advantages that these floors offer. Hardwood floors:
· Are easier to clean and maintain
· Last decades when properly cleaned and maintained
· Hold little to no allergenic materials
· Seem more luxurious and sophisticated
· Evoke nature appeal due to wood material
The only notable drawback of hardwood floors is the added expense of their use over carpeting floors. Also, hardwood is not popular in certain rooms, like the kitchen or the bathroom, where homeowners preferred tile floors or other materials instead.
Hard Floors and Versatility
Another one of the biggest advantages of hardwood floors and harder floors in general is versatility. Carpet floors are mostly uniform and do not have extravagant patterns that some homeowners seek. Even if you find a pattern, you will have to cover the rest of the house with it as well. A hard, bare floor allows the consumers the freedom to choose. They can choose to embrace the appeal of the bareness. They can also choose from a diversity of area rugs.
Advantages of Area Rugs
The use of area rugs alone also brings some advantages over carpeted flooring. Mainly, area rugs allow endless possibilities for satisfying the desire of consumer choice, from using rugs as striking focal points, to match them with different patterns, textures, and colors from other rugs or home decorations, and to simply to fade in the background with no specific pattern.
Also, manufacturers create most area rugs with non-cling, environmentally friendly materials that are easy to transport and clean compared to carpeting. They carry less allergens and are open to pet use.
Once you are ready to find the perfect area rug for your hard floors, check out Koeckritz Rugs’ gallery of luxury area rugs for perfect choice for you home. The gallery has different levels of depth, and many patterns and textures, depending on your preference.