area rug for your hardwood floor floor expo new jersey new york

There are many reasons people install beautiful hardwood floors in their homes: from beauty and value to overall easier maintenance and to cut down on allergies. That being said, having a soft place to put your feet, such as a throw rug, can be nice to have as well.

Floor Expo offers the best commercial and residential flooring options in New York and New Jersey. We offer a free design consultation, free estimates, a one year labor guarantee, and guaranteed lowest prices around. We boast a 20,000 square foot showroom so you can actually see what your flooring type would look like installed, and we work with the best flooring manufacturers, including Mohawk, Stanton, and Mirage. From hardwood floors and laminate to carpet and vinyl, we have what you need for all of the floors in your home or office. In this blog post, we’ll talk about the benefits of rugs for your hardwood floors. Visit our flooring showroom today!

What is An Area Rug?

Rugs are most commonly called area rugs these days. These are rugs, or smaller pieces of carpet, that go over your hardwood floors or other hard floorings that are quite common both in businesses and in homes. They can come in many shapes and sizes, from square and rectangular to octagonal. Area rugs only cover a certain area, and, unlike carpet, are not tied to the floor. Area rugs can be moved around your room, which gives it even more value when you get in the re-decorating mode at your home or office space. Below are the many advantages to area rugs.



An area rug with its many available colors could be the perfect accent piece your room is missing. It can tie together all of the other decor seamlessly without people knowing exactly why your room looks so put together.

Reduces Noise

If you have both carpet in your home and hardwood floors or other hard surface, you may have noticed that your hardwood floors produce a slight echo, while your carpet does not. This is because carpet, and thus your area rug, absorbs more sounds than hardwood floors. Moreover, just walking on carpet or your area rug is quieter as well, and if you have dogs, you know what room they are in by the click of their nails against the hardwood floors. Floor Expo in New Jersey offers both carpet and hardwood flooring so you can mix and match according to your needs.

If you are an apartment owner, carpets are essential to have as the main flooring choice in your apartments because it dampens the noise your residents will hear from other apartment units. If you have kids, carpet and area rugs can be life savers because you can be comfortably reading upstairs in bed while your kids wrestle on a sound-absorbing carpet downstairs.

More Comfortable

Many reasons that people keep carpet in their bedrooms is for the comfort it affords. After all, when it’s really cold out, the last thing you want to do in the morning is put your feet on a really cold hardwood floor. In fact, this could lead to you inadvertently sleeping in more since you subconsciously are avoiding the cold floor in the morning. Furthermore, if you do a lot of standing, there is no doubt that it’s easier to stand on carpet than otherwise. The softness of carpet offers it flexibility that has give when you walk. This thus absorbs the impacts of your steps, which makes walking and standing less impactful on your spine and back as well.


Let’s face it, we all need flooring since it’s one of the major parts of any building that is used quite frequently and sometimes heavily. Depending on your lifestyle or commercial business need, flooring needs to be durable, long-lasting, aesthetically-pleasing, and functional. Flooring needs to fit your space and make your space come alive. Area rugs can be an integral part of not only your interior design or style, but also to the comfort and noise level of your home.

Floor Expo has been serving customers in New York and New Jersey with high-quality flooring options for over 30 years. Our premium customer service is unparalleled as we ensure you are taken care of from the moment you walk into our flooring store until your flooring is installed and beyond. If you ever have a problem, you can call us with questions and concerns. We offer a one-year labor guarantee, so if anything goes wrong, we’ll fix it.

Our flooring experts can help you decide on which type of flooring you will need based off the potential use of it, and our flooring experts can help you with product, style, design, and installation. Our carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl sheeting, tile, and plank products are some of the nation’s best. We also offer area rugs.

As a Top Rated Local® Carpet and Flooring Store, Floor Expo has the extensive selection you need in order to create the perfect look and feel of your home. Our extensive showroom has all of our flooring selections, so you can see for yourself. We value our employees, all of whom have extensive experience and training in flooring, and we are a factory-direct retailer, meaning there is no middleman we have to pay for our products, which means the flooring is cheaper for you. If you are in the New York or New Jersey area, contact us today for your free flooring estimate, or visit our flooring showroom!