Area rugs are the perfect way to add comfort and style to your home. Elevate the look of your Columbia home even further by choosing area rugs that perfectly complement your floors! Floor Coverings International Columbia East has compiled our favorite area rug matches for various types of flooring.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring and area rugs are a perfect combination. Area rugs add warmth and coziness to hardwood floors, while also protecting them. To complement your hardwood floors, base your area rug choice on the shade of your hardwood. Lighter hardwood, such as ash, will work well with bright pops of color. Consider a daring shade of lime green. Tone it down with mid-toned hardwood – choose an area rug in shades of cream or slate. Dark hardwood floors will look excellent with contrasting shades. Choose an area rug that’s bright, white, or colorful.

If your hardwood floors are laid in a pattern such as herringbone or have a distinct grain pattern, go with an area rug that has a simple pattern. Bold, wide stripes will work, as well as area rugs in a solid color. For a more minimalist hardwood, feel free to go with a patterned area rug to spruce things up.

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Natural Stone Flooring

The patterns of natural stone tile are often dramatic and beautiful. Marble and granite, in particular, has a distinct and eye-catching pattern that stands out against the stone. With polished tile, patterns will stand out even more. Choosing an area rug to complement natural stone can be difficult: you don’t want to cover up these stunning floors, and the distinct patterns can clash with area rugs. We recommend going with solid color area rugs that match the tone of the stone – cool for marble or granite, and warm for travertine. For natural stone with a more subtle pattern, such as slate, feel free to play around with the pattern of your area rug a bit more.

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Porcelain and Ceramic

Porcelain and ceramic are durable, long-lasting flooring options that allow you to customize size, texture, color, pattern, and style. Porcelain and ceramic tile are ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, and high-traffic areas. This versatile flooring has a lot of pros, but it comes with the downside of being cold and hard underfoot. Add comfort with a matching area rug! Since porcelain and ceramic tile can be so varied in style, the perfect area rug will vary greatly.  For white or neutral tile, express your creativity with colorful area rugs and fun patterns. If you have patterned tile in your home, however, go with a solid area rug.

Get Started in Columbia Today

To learn more about area rugs, or our various other flooring options, give the team at Floor Coverings International Columbia East a call! We’re happy to bring samples straight to your home. Book a free in-home consultation today! We proudly serve Columbia, Cayce, Blythewood and surrounding areas.

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