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How to pick the best area rug

Published: September 16, 2014

Looking for an area rug? Be sure to visit Indianapolis flooring store Kermans – your area rug experts.

Area rugs may be the most versatile flooring product available. You can use an area rug to change the character of a room; to define a space; to add a touch of softness and sound absorption or to deliver a colorful finishing touch. Even better, there is a color, style and type of area rug for every lifestyle and budget. Ready to shop for your area rug?

Tips for buying an area rug

  1. Consider the overall tone of the room or area for the rug. Is it colorful or neutral? Lots of furniture or a hallway? Are you starting with an empty room or do you need to match a color scheme? It is important that the rug fit the room–and we’re not just talking about size. You need to consider the foot traffic, the lighting and the overall use of the room before selecting an area rug.
  2. Color is important. A rug with a bold, overall design can be the focal point of a room with a chair and sofa in solid or subdued patterns. Light colored rugs make a room look more spacious. While deeper colors lend coziness to a room.
  3. Remember to bring a sofa cushion, a pillow, a piece of art, a paint chip or take a swatch of any fabrics you’d like to match with you when you shop for a rug. That way, you’ll have a better idea of what will complement your existing décor.
  4. Don’t discount machine-made rugs. They look strikingly similar to a handmade rug, but they’re usually much less expensive. And Karastan’s Rugs have a 15-20 year manufacturers warranty!
  5. Don’t be boxed in by the idea of getting a rectangular rug. Kermans offers round, square and custom shaped rugs as well.
  6. Don’t underestimate the value of a rug pad. Kermans offers the best pad in the Industry. Not only will it absorb the impact of feet and noise, it will reduce wear and tear on the rug and make vacuuming easier.

While they are beautiful works of art, an area rug is meant to be walked on and is easy to care for. In fact, area rugs look better the more they are walked on. Other important things to know about area rugs.

Did you know Kermans offers state-of-the-art area rug cleaning and repair? 

As a part of our Kerman Advantage program, we have expanded our cleaning and repairs abilities to include all rugs from handmade oriental rugs to custom broadloom rugs. Learn more about our Indianapolis area rug cleaning and repair services.

Kermans started our business in 1921 focused on area rugs. While we’ve grown into one of the best flooring stores in Indianapolis, we still honor our roots by carrying high quality floor coverings for all types of homes and lifestyles. Kermans is now in it’s third generation of a family business. Our family looks forward to serving your family.

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