There are a lot of reasons why a person would buy an area rug. My friend’s wife got an area rug for the home with the sole purpose of making their dining room feel warm and cozy. And another friend of mine got an area rug to protect the carpeting in their family entertainment room from food stains and spills. As you can see a person needs a different kind of area rug for different purposes.
An area rug 9×12 in size is not cheap. Prices for an area rug of this size would usually be above 1,000 dollars. This makes it a big investment. And big investments such as this should be given a lot of thought. Here are some tips that can help you when you go shopping for an area rug 9×12 in size.
The most popular reason for getting an area rug is to add to the aesthetic value of the room. But the choice of the design and color should be based on your own personal taste. What I can advise though is if you intend to use the area rug in an area where kids or even grownups stay with food in their hands, you might want to get a darker color. Stains are not obvious on a dark colored area rug. Or better yet, get an area rug that is stain resistant.
If you have kids in the house, you might want to make sure that the area rug you are planning to buy has not been treated with chemicals that can trigger an allergic reaction. Kids have a tendency to roll around on the area rug when they play.
If you plan to use the area rug on an area where there is high traffic, especially if the floor is wood, then I suggest you get a thicker area rug that can give ample protection from wear and tear to your floor and withstand the abuse of the everyday traffic of that specific area.