Rugs VS Carpeting: The Pros And Cons Of Each

Should you get a rug? Is carpeting the better option? Read the rest of this article and then you can make a decision.

Rugs VS Carpeting


There are pros of rugs. There are also cons. Below are a few of them.

1. The Pros- Rugs can deter mildew and mold growth because they allow air to flow under their fibers. Not only that, but you can easily clean them and replace them with new ones when need be. Another good thing about rugs is they can define a space.

Those are the top pros. However, they are the main ones. Other pros include they come in many shapes, sizes and colors, as well as materials.

2. The Cons- Rugs can be slippery, even if they are designed to be slip resistant. Another con is they will not look as good as professionally installed wall-to-wall carpeting if you are after a unified look. Furthermore, rugs are not ideal for those who enjoy walking around their entire home barefoot because you will end up having to walk along cold floors, which is not the case with wall-to-wall carpeting.

Another con is price. Some area rugs can cost a great deal of money. This is especially the case with high quality rugs.


Is carpeting right for you? There are pros and cons you should know about. Here are a few of the different carpet types and the positives and negatives of each.

1. The Pros- Carpeting is better than area rugs when it comes to how well they stay in place, and this is because carpets are glued, tracked or cemented to the floor. They also feature padding, which increases the softness of the carpet. This is why they are slip resistant.

Carpets create a unified look, which is what you want if you have multiple rooms in your home. Not only that, but carpeting comes in various neutral colors and they cover the entire floor. Unlike rugs, you won’t have to worry about your feet coming in contact with cold hardwood floors.

Carpets give a home a more cozy and warm feeling. If you are going for an inviting look, then carpets are what you want to get. Just make sure the carpets you choose are of high quality because you want to enjoy them for years to come.

2. The Cons- One con is some carpets are very difficult to clean and it can cost a lot of money to have them cleaned professionally. Carpets tend to get more worn in the areas that people walk over the most, and when carpets become too worn down, it’s a good idea to replace them, which can cost quite a bit. If you don’t, then your carpets will just have a patch look to them. Another con is some carpeting can damage the floor underneath it because the glue, tacking or the cement will be in contact with it.

It’s up to you which one you go for. Just make sure to compare the pros and cons of each. Feel free to reread this article if you are still undecided.