The Benefits of Carpets and Rugs

Every country has its own ways of decorating its floors. In hotter countries you're more likely to find more tile or hardwood floors, but as the temperature drops many more homes are generally fitted with rugs and carpets. But why is this? Surely there must be a few benefits to this? Learn about them in this article, and maybe even a carpet stain tip or two along the way.

Visually Pleasing

A great rug can really tie a room together. Whether woven, flat weave or embroidered, rugs are made with beauty in mind. A rug that features a wide variety of colours can help bring light or vibrancy to a room. A decorative rug can complement your furnishings, or completely steal the show with an unexpected shade.


Hard flooring is practical, especially when it comes to stain removal! However, it doesn't offer the properties that insulate your room. If you do have hard floors, then a rug can add some extra layers to your room, and your toes! Because of the packed nature of the fibers, heat is trapped in the winter, and cool indoor temperatures are maintained in the summer, which is why they are popular in colder climes.


For those with hard floors, a rug can help absorb the sound that echoes around a room. Have you ever walked with hard soles in an empty room? The volume can be reduced by adding a rug or carpet, and not only will this mean softer treading, but also anyone in the room (or flat) below you will be less bothered by the noise.

Warm Feet

A final little tip, but hard floors are rarely warm, apart from those with underfloor heating! A carpet will not only keep your feet's temperature up, but you'll also appreciate the softness a carpet can provide. Also, with kids in the house a carpet can be much safer, just in case of a fall. However, with kids in the house there will inevitably be a carpet stain to deal with, so see below for how to deal with them.

Carpet Stains

Depending on the stain, there are many things you can do to remove it. Usually, the first thing Vanish recommends, is to dab away at any liquid stain with a cloth or paper towel, in order to draw up any excess moisture and prevent the stain from spreading. Depending on the stain size (a large area vs. spot cleaning) picking the right Vanish product for the job is important. Whether Powerfoam, PowerPowder or PowerShot, the type of stain needs the right tool to get cleaned off. Take a look at the Vanish Stain Solver page, to decide which is right for you.