Runner Rugs - Advantages
Minimize damage to carpet and floors with a runner rug
A runner rug, often simply referred to as a runner, has many practical as well as aesthetic qualities.
Runners not only accentuate and improve the look and feel of a room or hallway by coordinating colors, designs and themes, but they are also great at minimizing damage to your original carpet or hardwood floor, as well as helping to insulate the room against heat loss.
Because of the long, thin shape of this type of carpet mat, the majority of runner rugs are positioned in narrow areas like hallways, corridors, stairs and kitchens. However there is no rule to say you should not place your runner in a wider, open area such as a living room or bedroom. If for example, you want to split the room into two defined areas, perhaps with one side allocated to eating and the other side used for socializing, then a runner can be just the thing to help you to achieve this.
Alternatively, if you want to encourage people to walk to a particular area within a room, perhaps to another doorway or a window, then a rug runner can help to lead them in the right direction. This technique is particularly useful if you are planning the layout of an office or public area, as it can help to keep people focused and moving in the exact direction in which you want them to go.