Why Every Hotel Needs Rugs

Yes, really, every hotel needs rugs! Not only do they provide design appeal, but they offer some incredible benefits. This one element does so much more for a space and you should really know its benefits before your next hotel project.

Check out the benefits below!

1. Home Sweet Home

For any environment to be comfortable there must be some aspects that remind guests of home. That feeling of comfort and warmth comes greatly from textures. Textures help bring a space together. Rugs are a great way to do this. Rugs break up the monotony of a hard surface floor. They provide spatial recognition and define the area of a room.

If you have an arrangement of chairs in a huge lobby, it is technically a sitting area, but it feels more like a formal environment than a relaxing place to spend time because it does not bring comfort. Adding a rug to that same group of chairs makes it a more relaxed common living room area. A rug brings in that softness that is needed and a feeling of home. Check out these area rugs for options to liven up your space.

2. Come One, Come All

Rugs do more than just make you feel at home – they welcome you into a room. A rug adds design, texture, and color to any room. All rugs are unique and provide their own character. The characteristics of a rug work with the pieces that surround it and invite you into a space. Think of an entry way for instance. A splash of color and different textures from a rug elevates the entry way architecture and catches your eye; it’s inviting and draws your attention around the room. Rugs are a warm invitation and the perfect way to set the mood for a space. A custom line rug may be just what you need to tie your room design together.


One of the great things about rugs is that they help with noise control. Have you ever walked into a room and heard the echoes of sound follow you? High ceilings and hard surfaces produce this effect. Rugs are an easy way to provide a solution to traveling noises. The fibers in rugs allow sound to be absorbed more easily while maintaining the benefits of hard flooring surfaces. With all of the traffic constantly coming through hotels, rugs are a great way to quiet things down. These running line rugs are organized into color collections that feature several rugs under one color story so it is a quick and easy solution to tie into an existing aesthetic.

4. Push it real good. The vacuum that is…

Cleaning is no problem with rugs. Wool and other hearty materials are just as easy to clean as any other surface. Depending on the spill or stain, there are several solvents that can be used to spot clean, but for typical maintenance, rugs should only be vacuumed. Professional cleaning is recommended once per year, but if for some reason you cannot get the stain out, rugs are zero installation making them easy to replace. Just unroll and they’re ready to go!

So, if you are considering whether your hotel needs rugs, the answer is yes. The next time you go to a hotel, notice how the rugs help pull all of the design elements together. They have great benefits, and they provide a unique look that completes the design perfectly. They are the artwork of the floor. Keep that in mind when you are planning your next hospitality project. Also, if you see a person in a hotel persistently admiring the flooring and rugs, that is probably me.

Brieanna Horseman

Rug Program and Development Designer