Are you tired of the cold, hard floor that your feet have to endure whenever you decide not to wear shoes? Or maybe you want to ban shoes from any room but your hallway. Then, it might be time for some kind of warm rug or carpet. You can visit The Rug Shop and find a new carpet or rug. But which one of the two might be the best option for you? The choice is yours, but we would like to present some upsides and downsides to both a carpet and a rug. This might help you decide which one fits your home the best.
The General Upsides and Downsides
There are some pros and cons that are the same for carpets and rugs. One of these upsides is that they are warm and soft. You can walk on them barefoot without getting cold feet although we still advise some socks in winter. They also make your sitting room appear warmer, cosier and therefore more inviting. The downside is that they are both not easy to clean. Dust clings to both rugs and carpets, both high pile and low pile ones. You’ll never be able to exterminate the dust mites completely, so in case of allergies, neither a carpet or rug might be a good choice. And you might have a problem if you spill a bowl of tomato soup on the rug or carpet, cause you’ll never be able to remove the stain.
The Upsides and Downsides of a Rug
The upside of a rug is that it does not cover your entire room. You can still keep the floor clean while your sitting area is warm and cosy. You can sit in your chair and your feet are nice and warm while the rest of the room is easily mopped. And a carpet in a neutral colour connects the different pieces of furniture that form your sitting corner. The downside is that your carpet will lose its quality. Eventually, your rug might curl up around the corners. Good quality rugs might last a bit longer but they will unravel at some point. Then, the rug might become dangerous because someone might trip over it. Again, this will happen sooner with low-quality rugs that are not stiff and heavy enough to stay in their place. You might need to replace the rug every couple of years.
The Benefits and Downsides of a Rug
A carpeted floor has the benefit of staying in one place and not curling up. Your entire floor is warm and soft. Your carpet also won’t be in the way when you want to change your interior around. But it does present you with another problem. On a carpeted floor, it’s more difficult to move furniture. Not only is moving furniture on a carpeted floor heavier, but you’ll also see traces of where the furniture used to be. The carpet will be flatter wherever a table leg once stood. Your carpet might recover a bit, but the traces will never fully disappear. The longer the furniture is in one place and the heavier the table or cabinet is, the flatter the carpet will become.
So take some time to decide if a rug or carpet is really what you want.