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06/08/2017
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words carpet, rug, or mat? Well, floor, right? Today we want to discuss what the purpose of each is and how they can each help keep your floor clean and presentable.

Carpet, Rugs, and Mats: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Floor Looking Good

When we picture a carpet, rug, or mat we usually think they look quite similar, yet we know they are each different things. The base idea, though, remains the same. All three are types of floor coverings that can make a home look cozy, clean, stylish, and more comfortable to be in.

Size Makes All the Difference

The differences between carpets, rugs, and mats are the style, size, and purpose of each. A carpet is as large as you need it to be because it is meant to cover all the floor surface in a room, space, or area. A rug, however, is usually used as decor that draws attention to a certain area of the room. Therefore, rugs are large but usually no bigger than 2 meters or around 6.5 feet. Finally, mats are usually around half a meter in size and usually no bigger than one meter. Some would say that the standard size for a mat is about 30 inches by 18 inches.

The Difference Between Carpets and Rugs

  • Carpet. Some people refer to a carpet as a rug or to a rug as a carpet, but usually in America these two are not the same thing.  Yes, they are both floor coverings, but their purpose varies. Carpet is used as a semi-permanent flooring that replaces tile or hardwood floor. It is usually installed by a professional and is adhered and secured to the ground so that it will not come up or move. Many people install carpet in their home due to the comfort and feel that it gives when walking on it. Another reason people choose carpet flooring is because of its insulation properties that reduce noise and reduce heating costs during the winter months. It also provides the floor with better grip and absorbs the impact of a fall.
  • Rugs. Unlike carpet, rugs are rarely secured to the floor with adhesive or through other methods. Instead, they are sometimes placed under furniture to enhance the look of the area.  For example, they can be placed under beds in the bedroom to create a sort of frame effect on the ground and visually enhance the room decor. To better pull this off, follow the tips provided here on the Design by Numbers website. Some would consider the fact that a rug is not attached to the floor a disadvantage because it can be easy to trip on or fall. However, most see that as an advantage because it makes it very easy to move around, arrange in different places, and greatly facilitates clean up.

Be Sure to Keep Your Carpet Clean

Whether you have rugs or carpet, you need to keep them clean and regularly maintained. Carpets usually need a professional cleaning at least once or twice a year. Call Cleveland Cleanpro at (330) 657-2113 and schedule your carpet cleaning appointment today.

The Role of Mats in Your Home

Mats are a lot smaller than rugs. They are usually just a small square or rectangle of fibers with a carpet-like aspect. Mats have a different purpose, therefore, the material that they are created out of varies greatly. For the most part, mats are placed at entrances to encourage everyone walking into an area to wipe their feet and not track dirt indoors. That is why most mats have a more synthetic aspect that facilitates clean up. The fibers of most mats have a more repellant consistency that helps remove dirt and filth by acting as a type of brush for your shoe soles. Instead of absorbing the dirt, they trap it so you can easily brush it off the mat and into the trash or another appropriate place. Mats should be placed at the entrance of areas where there is a carpet in order to reduce the amount of filth in the carpet. They can also be placed at the door or outside the shower to prevent slips.

Carpet Cleaning in Peninsula

No matter what kind of carpet, rug, or mat you have, make sure that all carpeted areas of your home stay clean and odor free. Contact Cleveland Cleanpro today and let them help keep your carpet truly clean with the most efficient carpet cleaning method. Call them at (330) 657-2113 and protect your carpet today.

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