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Cozy Area Rugs to Warm Up Your Space

Helpful Tips About Area Rugs

Did you know that any carpet offered at The Vertical Connection Carpet One can be made into an area rug? Our Columbia, MD showroom carries hundreds of carpet options, including different styles, colors and fibers.

Whether you have hardwood, vinyl, or even wall-to-wall carpeting, a beautiful area rug can add dimension and new life to a room. Thespruce.com lists a few great reasons for adding an area rug to your home, including the following:

  1. Comfort: simply put, it’s more comfortable to walk on a padded area rug than on a harder surface such as hardwood or tile
  2. Noise reduction: soft surfaces tend to absorb sound much better than hard surfaces, where the sound simply bounces off (often causing an echo in the room). Do you have a heavy “heel walker” in your house? Try area rugs in high-traffic spaces like hallways – they have a way of muffling the footsteps!
  3. Allergies: carpet fibers trap in allergens, making them much easier to live with than simple hard surface flooring. As long as you vacuum a few times per week with a HEPA filter, those pesky allergies should stay at bay while in the comfort of your home.
  4. Warmth: hardwood and tile can often feel cold, especially during these early fall weeks when the temperatures are dropping. An area rug can help spread the warmth in a room, making it a cozy spot for your family to gather.
  5. “Grounding aspect”: the right area rug can help bring a room together. It will bring the eyes to the rug itself and eyesight will go up from there. Furniture, window treatments, and additional furniture/decorations will be accent pieces to the perfect area rug.  Here are some additional tips on designing your room

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Different Area Rug Options

Even with all of this in mind, we understand that choosing the best rug for you can be a bit of a challenge. They come in different shapes and sizes. However, there are typically three types of area rugs available:

  1. Pre-made rugs that are only available in specific sizes or colors
  2. Rugs that we can cut and finish to a specific size from any carpet available in our Columbia, MD showroom
  3. A fully custom rug with custom prints and colors

The possibilities are endless, and we are here to help you make the best decision!  From Ellicott City to Columbia, Fulton to Pikesville, Baltimore to Annapolis… we’re here to help.

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