A minor revolution in interior design has seen more of us searching for rugs suitable for laminate flooring. There was a time in the UK when carpet was the floor covering we all aspired to. But times have changed, and many of us are now enjoying the benefits of practical wood laminate floors. But how do you chose the right rug to complement it?
Established for over 35 years, Carpet Connection is a family-run business with a wealth of experience. We’ve seen interior design trends come and go, and can offer knowledgeable advice on how to improve your home. So here we’ll take a closer look at how to choose rugs for laminate flooring.
First of all let’s explore the benefits of having rugs on a laminate floor.
Laminate floors offer style and sophistication. But let’s be honest, they’re not exactly warm and comfy if you’re barefoot on a winter’s morning. A perfectly placed rug (or two) will address that issue, and make moving around a room a more enjoyable experience.
Laminate floors are classy, but they can also be noisy, particularly in a room with few soft furnishings. Rugs help to absorb sound, making rooms with hard floors less echoey.
Most of us like to feel snug in our homes, even if the style is minimal with a laminate floor. But it can sometimes feel as if that sense of luxury is missing. Rugs suitable for laminate flooring are the perfect way to introduce an extra element of cosiness.
We know that wood effect floors are smart and practical, but every room needs a focal point. An eye-catching rug in the right position will provide that stylish finishing touch you were looking for.
When looking at rugs for laminate flooring, consider your existing decor. If a room is vibrant and busy, it may be best to offset that with a plain rug in a fairly neutral colour. Conversely, in a room with a muted colour scheme, why not make a statement with something bold and patterned.
The larger the rug, the less laminate floor you’ll see, and vice versa. So it’s important to decide which you prefer before you make your choice. Take measurements so that you know how much floor the rug will cover.
Positioning your rug is also critical, so it’s a good idea to try it in several places before you decide. A rug in the centre of a room makes a statement. But a rug in front of the sofa is cosier for your feet. The choice – and there’s plenty of it – is yours.
At Carpet Connection we have a range of rugs suitable for laminate flooring available for you to choose from. Contact us to find out more.