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post #21 of 35
We have hardwood floors and no rugs. Not by choice, though by neccessity. See, we have 2 older cats that will pee on anything soft. Rugs, towels, clothing, etc. It's definitely incentive to keep the house picked up.
post #22 of 35
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We have hardwood floors and no rugs. Not by choice, though by neccessity. See, we have 2 older cats that will pee on anything soft. Rugs, towels, clothing, etc. It's definitely incentive to keep the house picked up.
Maybe they want some soft toilet paper in the litter box?!?!


After a lot of debate, we'll take up the carpet on the stairs, add a hand rail or two for safety (there are none), and see how it goes. If is is really bad, I'll put a wool runner down (much of the cost for putting a healthy rug down on our stairs would be labor and healthier padding, too.)
post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by FloridaBorn View Post
I have a tile and Pergo floored home and I only have 3 rugs: one for the front door, one for the back door, and one in front of the shower. I can take all these and wash them if I need to.

I love being able to sweep and mop; that feels really clean to me! Carpets and rugs that just stay down all the time seem so nasty.

I don't have a vacuum cleaner.
post #24 of 35
the apt we got, the only downside is carpets. they are new, though, so that's good. i have to get a vacuum for them. so annoying!
post #25 of 35
Thank you for this thread!

DH and I just bought a house that is hardwood/tile/fake tile throughout. It never even occurred to me that I could just *not* put rugs down. You may have just saved me a lot of money! Of course, DH is the one who vacuums, so if he is really set on a rug, I probably won't argue too much. But I can't vacuum, and I CAN sweep! Plus the dog and cat hair are so hard to get out of carpets.
post #26 of 35
We have all hardwood floors. And we have a lot of beautiful antique rugs courtesy of MIL, who had more than she could display at one time, and gifted us with the excess.

But right now DD is pottylearning, so most of our rugs are rolled up in the basement. And the house looks fine. It's a little more echoey, and definitely more cold. But I do think that having no rugs is ultimately cleaner and healthier.
post #27 of 35
I think a room without an area rug looks top-heavy. The rug really anchors the room in my opinion.

To each his own, though. If you love it, go for it!
post #28 of 35
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Originally Posted by FloridaBorn View Post
I have a tile and Pergo floored home and I only have 3 rugs: one for the front door, one for the back door, and one in front of the shower. I can take all these and wash them if I need to.

I love being able to sweep and mop; that feels really clean to me! Carpets and rugs that just stay down all the time seem so nasty.

I don't have a vacuum cleaner.
i'm in the same boat. and i don't think our home looks cold at all...although in the winter it can certainly FEEL cold on bare feet. But we all got/made slippers that we love.

With how often I sweep and all that comes up I couldn't even imagine having carpets that can't be shaken out and thrown in the washer. It seems so disgusting because I KNOW the vaccuum cleaner wouldn't be getting it all up.
post #29 of 35
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Originally Posted by PenelopeJune View Post
Our house is all hardwood floors and we don't have any area rugs. I don't think it looks too cold, but they are all small rooms so they look cozy anyway.
Same with our space, although our floors are not hardwood, they are wood parquet (sp?). I love having bare floors! I think they are nicer and cleaner looking, and I like them a lot. I do wear socks around the house, though, because my feet get cold. I think I would wear socks even if we had area rugs, though.
post #30 of 35
We have mostly hardwood, laminate in the kitchen. I've pulled up the carpets myself in every room but ds1's upstairs bedroom. I'm be concerned about noise but I do look forward to the cleanliness even if it only lasts a few minutes in there.
post #31 of 35
We're in a fully carpeted house now, which is grosser to me than I can properly express, but the place we lived before this one was all hardwood sans rugs. I always thought we'd purchase one but we never did. I liked the cleanliness of ruglessness! It was easy to sweep and mop and had a simple look.
post #32 of 35
If we had rugs, they'd be nothing more than dog hair traps! We have hardwood throughout except tile in the kitchen and bathrooms with no rugs anywhere. The "official" reason for that is air quality; youngest DS and DH both have asthma and severe environmental allergies. But even if they didn't have those problems, I'd want it just the way it is. If somebody spills, all it takes to clean it up is a damp rag. How handy is that?
post #33 of 35
We don't have rugs in most of our rooms, but there is one in the living room. It really needs to be cleaned, but that would cost more than the rug cost originally! So I haven't gotten around to it yet. The floor underneath looks nice, so maybe I will just remove it. But our house is already pretty echoey (is that a word?). I think if you have enough soft furniture, etc., to handle the noise issue it should be fine!
post #34 of 35
We have hardwood floors upstairs where we do most of our living and no area rugs. I like to keep things really simple looking, so I like how it looks. I would like to get one for DS room though, because his room is very cold in the winter.

My Mom and Dad had hardwood floors and their area rug left a print when they removed it. I wondered if the sun bleached the surrounding floor too much and that caused it? I was worried this might happen if I used an area rug.
post #35 of 35
We don't have rugs. I feel like their too dirty! hard floors are SO much easier to keep clean, and IMHO they look so nice and simple.

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Originally Posted by Earthy Mama View Post
We have hardwood floors and no rugs. Not by choice, though by neccessity. See, we have 2 older cats that will pee on anything soft. Rugs, towels, clothing, etc. It's definitely incentive to keep the house picked up.
We had this problem when our cat was a kitten. It did keep clothes off the floor!
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