Area Rugs on Hardwood Floors

Area Rugs on Hardwood Floors – A Good Choice

Sometimes I get so caught up writing about the beauty and lasting quality of hardwood floors that it may seem as if I discount beautiful area rugs. My apologies, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Well made, quality area rugs over hardwood floors enhance and augment the beauty of every room they are placed in. Certainly, while a professionally installed hardwood floor can stand on its own in any room, many people love the warmth and contrast the perfect area rug can add to their décor.

Heirloom Area Rugs Deserve Professionally Installed Hardwood Floors

If you are fortunate enough to own any gorgeous Persian or Oriental heirloom area rugs, displaying them over standard carpeting might not be to your liking. Area rugs on hardwood floors is a much better fit than carpet. A hardwood floor not only supports the weave better, it makes cleaning and moving your area rugs easier, too. Well maintained hardwood floors will not shed onto the back of your area rugs like some carpets will, nor will they absorb spills and hold them against your heirlooms long after cleaning.

Area Rugs Were Made for Hardwood Floors

Back before sanding, staining, finishing and refinishing hardwood floors became the norm, area rugs served to protect occupants from the slivers and other hazards an unfinished floor might offer. Originally, area rugs were simply sackcloth or woven thresh mats (hence the term “threshold” to name the board across the bottom of your doors) which were easy to replace. Later, skilled Artisans began making those simple floor coverings into works of art with lasting quality. Placing area rugs on hardwood floors will beautify your environment.

Match Your Hardwood Floors to Your Area Rugs

Today, you don’t have to just hope that your hardwood floors serve as the perfect base and contrast to your beautiful area rugs. You can have your hardwood floors installed, stained or refinished to compliment your precious heirlooms in very little time at amazingly affordable rates. The color, grain, patterns and wood choices available to the modern consumer ensure that you will have exactly the right hardwood floors to display your area rugs on.

Here at Artisan Hardwood Floors, we excel at helping you create the perfect hardwood floors to suit your needs. We have been serving the Reno/Tahoe area with distinction and impeccable service for years now, and our references will tell you just that. If you would like to discuss the options available to you, and how truly affordable it all can be, please call me at your earliest convenience. I am always happy to answer your questions.


Sorin Giurca

Craftsman, Owner, Artist