Most floor coverings are multifunctional, serving to designate a specific space or grouping, infuse personality with color and pattern, and bring warmth and cushion to hard-surfaced floors. Often, a rug can be the impetus for the color scheme and overall design of a room. They can also be used to cover floor damage. In a dining room, select a rug that extends 2 1/2 to 3 feet from the edge of a table so that chairs can be pulled away from the table and still remain on the rug. Select more durable textiles for high-traffic areas such as family rooms.
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