Rug or no rug under dining room table?
caroln242
November 20, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I'm getting new hardwood floors. Would it look too bare and cold to have no rug under the dining room table? I'm not worried about scratches...that's why they invented felt protectors!
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dclostboy
The rug just helps break the plane and define the space...more visual than functional.
November 20, 2013 at 5:40pm        Thanked by caroln242
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Dytecture
My house doesn't have a rug under the dining table and it feels more airy and it's certainly not required.
November 20, 2013 at 5:40pm        Thanked by caroln242
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blrussell
Without a picture it's hard to say...but I don't think it is necessary. Drapery, pictures, table top,paint color can warm up a room just fine.
November 20, 2013 at 5:41pm      Thanked by caroln242
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caroln242
Yes, and I'd save a few hundred dollars too! Not to mention not having to vacuum it. I think I'll go "bare" for awhile and see how I like it. Thanks!
November 20, 2013 at 5:45pm   
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jonathan3
We couldn't find a rug that we liked, so we ended up shopping for a long time. In the meantime, we found it is so much easier to move the chairs without a rug. It is easy to clean and we get to enjoy looking at the new floor. Now, we love not having a rug under the table at all.
November 20, 2013 at 6:33pm      Thanked by caroln242
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Paris Flea
Rugs under a dining room table are great for catching food particles ...
November 21, 2013 at 8:41pm      Thanked by caroln242
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Kari Palomo
When we put hardwoods throughout our main level I couldn't wait to be without a rug under the dining table. Then after months of having to sweep and mop under that stupid table daily, I gave in and got an indoor/outdoor rug that I just love. It catches all the millions of crumbs that my family and I create and it's so much easier to just vacuum once a week or so.
November 21, 2013 at 9:51pm      Thanked by caroln242
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caroln242
That's a different way of looking at it! Hmm, now I'm not sure what to do again....
November 22, 2013 at 12:44pm   
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