Area rugs can be an excellent design feature for any home. Any floor, whether wood, tile or vinyl can be accentuated with an area rug. Using area rugs to define areas of larger rooms for specific activities (a conversation area, dining space, etc.) allows you to create a cozy feel in a larger space. At Great American Flooring, we can help you choose an area rug that not only pleases the foot, but delights the eye as well.
Area Rugs: The art of contrast and complement
From the days of antiquity, area rugs have been used not only to keep feet warm in buildings heated by inefficient fireplaces, but to provide an oasis of color and texture to an otherwise drab floor.
Since the Victorian era, most Americans have used the term “Persian Carpet” to refer to any area rug. Many quality area rugs still come from the Middle East, but in the 21st Century, area rugs also come from Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Spain, France, England, and Scandinavia, just to name a few.
A whole new world under your feet
Modern area rugs are made of any variety of synthetic or natural fibers from wool to polyester. Unlike the older area rugs, modern creations can also feature resistance to mold, mildew and stains, and anti-wrinkle or anti-rolling backings. They can be created by machine or by hand. There are so many styles, in fact, that you may be hard pressed to make a choice when more than one rug may be absolutely perfect for your home.
Take a look for yourself!
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