Protect your hardwood, tile, linoleum, and stone floors from scuffs, scratches, and wear and tear when you select a versatile runner rug from Overstock.com. Runner rugs keep floors warmer in winter, reduce impact on joints, help prevent slips and falls, and reduce noise. Runner rugs create a warm and welcoming focal point when placed in an entryway and can help to separate private areas. Whether you choose a formal or informal style, runner rugs can set the mood for other areas of your home, making transition smooth and seamless. These runners come in a wide array of colors, textures, and patterns. You can find a style for every room in your home when you browse the pattern collections, including contemporary floral, modern looped jute, high-low patterned shag, eclectic abstract, and classic Persian.
How to Buy Runner Rugs
Take Measurements for Your Runner Rug
All runner rugs come in different sizes and are rectangular shaped. For the best fit possible, it is a must that you measure the area where you want the rug to go. It is assumed that you should have at least 4-5 inches of flooring space visible around your rug. In long hallways however, it is often ok to have some extra flooring space on either end of your rug.
Choose a Style & Pattern for Your Runner Rug
When choosing a rug, it is imperative to take into consideration the style and design of the room that you will be adding the rug to. You will want to choose a rug style that seamlessly goes with your existing setup. There are many different patterns to choose from as well. If you are going for a subtle and simple look, there are a number of different solid color runners to choose from. If you want to make more of a bold statement, than choose a rug that is constructed with eye-popping colors and fun designs.
Consider the Materials of Your Runner Rug
You must always take into consideration what each rug is made of, especially if there is someone in your household who may have allergies. If you have a pet such as a dog or cat, it is recommended that you buy a rug that is made from durable polypropylene material. If you are going to put the rug in an area of your home that sees a lot of traffic, purchase a rug with material that has the ability to withstand that kind of foot traffic, such as cotton or nylon.