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Ask Casa: Rugs For My New Cork Floors

Hi Casa,
My husband and I just finished installing Algonquin Cork Flooring in our foyer, living room, and dining room on the first floor of our house. When he first brought it home, I didn't like the style, but now that it's down, it's so great! The problem is our rugs. We have one for each room, and I'm not concerned about the dining room rug because it's one neutral color. But the living room rug is a multicolor block that doesn't look right over the pattern of the cork. Can you recommend something that is modern but not plain?
Thanks for your help,

To hear my suggestions for Lynne,


Hi Lynne,
Congrats on choosing cork flooring! As you know, I'm a huge fan of cork, because it's a sustainable and easily recyclable product. It's hard for me to suggest a rug without seeing your other furnishings and knowing your palette. But I will suggest a few modern rugs that should work with the pattern of the cork. If the colors or patterns don't work, use these as a jumping off point to find one tailored to your living room. Several of these are available in a range of colors, so be sure to look closely if you like the pattern.

Hope that helps!

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mjmayer mjmayer 3 years
A question for you all - I am moving into a home with cork floors and have area rugs that I will use over them. Do I need a rug pad to prevent slippage underneath my rugs as I have used over my hardwood floors historically? Or is the cork soft enough and "slip proof" enough without a non-slip pad? Also if furniture is on the rug over the cork floor, do i need furniture coasters to prevent indentations in the cork? Thanks!
rugs rugs 6 years
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Lynne Lynne 7 years
Thanks, Casa! We've been building our deck and brick patio for the last week so I haven't had much chance to get online. Your suggestions are great! I especially love the Maplewood Rug! I think I have a great place to start now!!!
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