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The perfect accessory for any hard surface floor, area rugs add a whole new dimension to your room with color, texture and shape. We'll help figure out how to select a rug for your decor, how big it should be, how to fit it in your room and even how to select the pad to go beneath it!


With all the styles and colors available, choosing an area rug that integrates with your decor can be a breeze. Consider the following factors when deciding upon your rug:

1. Consider what you want to be your room’s focal point
2. Consider wallpaper, wainscoting and upholstery patterns within your room

3. Consider your traffic pattern and room usage

4. Consider textures within the room and in the rug

5. Consider the shape that works best

Area Rugs - Before You Decide

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Determining the proper size for a rug is just as important as finding the right color and pattern. The size and shape of your rug can help determine and define furniture groupings and living spaces. Choosing the right size rug can mean the difference between a comfortable room and a room where something seems awkward and a little out of place. The key to success is proper measurements and a clear understanding of how you want your space to be used. Refer to our

SIZE GUIDE for more suggentions on placement, size and room layouts. 



The most challenging part of Home Decor and Renovation work is bringing the entire look together as one. This isn't to say that you can't mix styles. But it's all about striking the right balance. That's what we're here for. We want to help you add your own flair and style to your project without compromising the intended "feel" of your space. With hundresa of area rugs to choose from covering intense blocked contemporary styles to the intricate details of the traditional rugs. From bright fuscia and teal to soothing wedgewood and bordeaux, we have a tremendous selection and excellent quality. Come see us for help on pulling your space together...

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Cochrane Floors | Design Team | Designers
Cochrane Floors | Design Team | Designers
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Determining HOW to make the most of your space can be a daunting task if you don't have a lot of experience at it, so we want to help. Use our Size Guide to help determine where you area rug should be placed in relation to other furnishings and the general shape of your room. At the very least, we may be able to help you see your space in a whole new way.

Area Rugs - The Size Guide


A proper pad​​ reduces the wear and tear on the rug,
helps to absorb the impact of feet and noise and even makes vacuuming the rug easier. It also helps to protect the flooring underneath the rug from being scratched by the abrasive backing of the rug and it adds a layer of cushion between your feet and the hard floor. Most importantly, many people need the rug to be better anchored in place. Glossier hardwood finishes tend to cause the sliding floor effect especially when people flop into couches and chairs or speed through a room (like kids and pets LOVE to do. Well there's even an option for this so let our staff help you find the perfect pad. 



A rug pad should be slightly smaller in size than the actual size of the rug. If the rug pad is slightly smaller than the rug, then the edges of the rug will taper to the floor. This prevents any trip hazard by a heel of a shoe catching on the edge of the rug. This prevents premature wear and curling at the edge of the rug as it is walked on. The final reason why the rug pad should be smaller than the rug is so that the edge of the pad is not seen. The way to determine what size your rug pad should be is simple. The rug pad should be about one inch less than your rug size on all four sides. So if the size of your rug size is 8’x10’, then the rug pad size should be 7’10”x9’10”, a total of two inches less in each dimension, which is the same as one inch less on all four sides. 

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