Home Update: Carpet, Tile or Hardwood
It’s been quite a while since we chatted interior style and design here on the blog and its a topic that’s been top of mind for me lately as we’ve made some flooring updates at home! When we bought our home, the flooring consisted of peal and stick tiles in the kitchen and worn out carpeting throughout the rest of the house.
I hated it all and before long we replaced all of the tile with porcelain, marble and slate. Then came the hardwood. We made the decision to rip out almost all of the carpeting and install hardwood floors. My husband is super handy and thought he could manage the installation. It was a long (2+ year) project, but he was able to do almost all of it himself and we’ve loved the results.
After replacing we realized pretty quickly that, with the kids, it was a lot of hard and slippery surfaces. No problem though…I just got started collecting rugs to cover some of these surfaces. Added bonus is the warmth and personality they bring to our home.
Accept not for the dining room…
Because despite what Pinterest has led me to believe, rugs do not belong in dining rooms. You know how Interior boards – my own included – are full of the most adorable rustic tables paired with antique rugs and such? Well, just try to put a rug under your dining room table! I discovered just how terrible of an idea this is when I attempted such a thing – and it really did look amazing, exactly what the room needed, but still:
No. Because of kids…and crumbs. That’s why.
The Rug Rundown
But I have loved having rugs in so many other parts of the house. The only problem was that the things never seemed to stay in place. They were always bunching under the furniture, or askew in a corner. You know, because of aforementioned children. It was time for another home update.
Fortunately, I was able to get some help from my friends at RugPadUSA. I’ve had rug pads in the past and it had not been a positive experience. They always seemed to bunch up and make weird lumps under my rugs. Little did I know…
RugPadUSA has so many different options! They carry pads for carpet, wood, laminate, tile, stone, concrete and outdoor floors! And they have varying sizes to fit rugs from 2’x3′ to 15’x24′, square, rectangular and round. The options continue with your choice of thickness and cushion and there are even eco-friendly options which I love. And I really appreciate that RugPadUSA’s products are made here in the United States using only ethically-sourced materials.
So next time you complete a home update with a new rug, don’t for get the foundation piece. Its made more of a difference than I could have imagined.
As always, thank you so much for reading and thank you to RugPadUSA for partnering on this post!