area rug in burnsvilleHardwood flooring is becoming more and more popular in the Burnsville area. Hardwood flooring offers homeowners gorgeous expanses of craftsmanship and tradition in their homes, but as hardwood flooring becomes more ubiquitous, homeowners are also turning more often to area rugs to get the most of both the hard surface flooring and carpeted worlds. This month, the flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Dakota County are bringing you our thoughts on softening up hard surface flooring with rugs. Read on to learn why your rooms with hardwood flooring need an area rug today!

  1. Area Rugs Define Space – This is an especially important benefit for those who have hardwood flooring throughout an open floor plan. Adding an area rug to your home’s space will help define the functions of different portions of your floor plan. Whether you use area rugs to better mark seating areas or to bring warmth and comfort to your living spaces, you’ll appreciate the way area rugs add dimension to your open floor plan home.
  2. Area Rugs Reinvent Your Interior Design – It’s no wonder why many interior decorators advise their clients to start their rooms with the rug. Area rugs bring a breath of fresh air to any design scheme and can completely reimagine your space. If you’d like to make a significant change to your interior design without a significant amount of work, an area rug will do just the trick.
  3. Area Rugs Add Warmth – Here in Burnsville, we know all about cold nights and mornings. While hardwood flooring is beautiful, it can be a little chilly in the Minnesota winter. By adding an area rug to your space, you’ll add a little insulation and a warmer surface to your room.
  4. Area Rugs Reduce Sound – While it’s a benefit that’s often forgotten, area rugs are also wonderful tools to reduce noise pollution in your home. While hardwood flooring is likely to bounce sound throughout your spaces, carpet will help dampen noise. That’s an especially great benefit for those dealing with the busy soundtrack of family life.

Do area rugs sound like the right next step to make the most of your hardwood flooring? At Floor Coverings International, we’re proud to provide area rugs for the greater Burnsville area. To add an area rug to your space today, contact our flooring experts.

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