Make your space cosy through 'til spring by learning how to keep a room warm with an area rug!
Let's talk about floors, specifically cold floors. If your floor always feels cold, but it's impractical to add insulation under the floor, then choosing the right area rug can absolutely make your room feel cosier and warmer during this winter.
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Choose the Right Rug
CREDIT: PHOTO BY SPACEJOY ON UNSPLASHThe best way to keep a room warm is to choose an area rug based on its material and thickness. Thick rugs provide better insulation. Make sure the area rug has plenty of tiny air pockets between the fibers for the best insulating effect. You should also consider the overall size of the area rug since it influences the temperature of the room. We recommend using the largest area rug possible to make your room feel cosier and warmer.
Use an Insulated Rug Pad
CREDIT: PHOTO BY SONNIE HILES ON UNSPLASHAnother way to keep a room warm is to place an insulated rug pad under your area rug. It also creates extra cushion and warmth. You may also include a non-skid backing to avoid buckling, sliding, or wrinkling. Keep in mind the pad should always be smaller than the area rug so that it stays out of sight.
Use a Heated or Thermal Rug Mat
CREDIT: PHOTO BY MINH PHAM ON UNSPLASHPlacing a heated or thermal rug mat underneath your area rug can turn your area rug into an active source of secondary heat. A heated or thermal rug mat works like an electric blanket or heating pad. It can reach up to 75 to 80 degrees and can be used instead of a space heater. Cover at least 70% of the floor with the area rug to make your room feel cosier and warmer.
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