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Runners for the Hallway and More…

Nothing is more welcoming than a beautiful entry runner to greet you as you walk through the front door! Runner rugs protect your flooring and they add so much more. Cushioning underfoot, elegance, beautiful colors, texture and design all play a role in the extraordinary wonders that a hallway runner can bring to your space.

Beyond the Entry

Runners are not just for the hallway. They’re great for along either side of the bed as well as down the length of a narrow bathroom or kitchen. Outdoor runners are inviting elements to your porch or patio. In fact, any area inside or out of your home may be the perfect place to add a long slender runner rug. Learn how to select your perfect rug runner with these helpful tips:

Finding the right size

Runners come in a variety of lengths and widths. The standard runner rug is between 2 and 3 feet wide, and can range from 6 to 14 feet long. Ideally, you should have 4 to 5 inches of flooring visible on all sides of your runner. If you have an extremely long hall or very narrow space, consider a custom sized runner rug to ensure you get just the right fit.

Deciding on best rug material

When you’re choosing a runner, you’ll want to think about a material that’s in keeping with your lifestyle. For instance, natural fibers are a great choice, so long as exposure to moisture is kept to a minimum. Synthetic materials are best for a busy hallway rug. If you have pets, consider an indoor/outdoor rug that’s easy to clean. Natural pure wools are, of course, classic, durable and long lasting.

Don’t forget the pad

Like with all area rugs, your hallway runner will benefit from a good pad. A felt like or nonslip rug pad will help keep the rug in place. Equally important, it will prolong the life of your new rug! At The Perfect rug you’ll find a huge selection of custom runner rugs in any size as well as ready-made styles in multiple sizes. And be sure to look for free samples with all our custom rugs.