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Intro to Area Rugs


Fashionable. Functional. Versatile. Area rugs serve a wide variety of purposes in home décor. They can be used to tie the look of a room together much as a scarf pulls an outfit together. They can help define separate spaces within a larger room or add a touch of warmth and color to a hardwood or tile floor. They can also serve as a link between rooms. And these are just some of the possibilities.


Because they serve such a wide variety of roles, area rugs come in all shapes, colors, textures, and sizes. Be it wild or subtle, extravagant or simple, these rugs are an easy way to express your decorative flair.


While there's no installation per se, larger area rugs usually require the movement of furniture. The amount of care needed to help maintain the beauty of these rugs will vary according to rug's material and construction as well as the specific usage.




The first rule of choosing an area rug is to understand that really are no rules per se. Since much of the selection process is based on your own personal taste and sense of style, we simply offer some general guidelines instead.


Size Guidelines

Room size rugs should leave a border of 18" to 24" on all sides. Dining room rugs should measure at least 4' longer and wider than the dining room table, so chairs will not fall off the rug when pushed back from the table. Hallway rugs should leave be approximately 2" to 4" narrower and 18" to 24" shorter than the hallway. Other area rugs will vary in size according to need.


Design Guidelines

Try using different patterns that use some common colors in the same room for a coordinated look that is also fresh. Don't get boxed in by traditional rectangular or square rugs. Consider oval and round shapes as a way to inject new life in a room.


Wear Guidelines

Consider traffic patterns, exposure to spills and other wear factors when choosing area rugs.


We have a huge selection of area rugs in varying sizes, styles and colors. Do yourself a favor and come in to see for yourself our unbelievable selection of over 3,000 Area Rugs.



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Collections We Have In-Stock

  • Tommy Bahama Collection
  • Kathy Ireland Collection
  • Momeni New Wave Collection
  • Nourison 2000 Collection
  • Karastan Original 700 Series
  • National Geographic Collection
  • Andy Warhol Collection
  • Calvin Klein Collection
  • Dan Westervelt Collection
  • British Wool Collection
  • Sphinx Pinnacle Collection
  • And many, many more!




Why Buy from Valley Flooring?

  • We have over 3,000 Area Rugs in-stock. We have the largest selection from LA to San Francisco. If you can't find it here, it doesn't exist. You have got to see it to believe it!!!

  • Our "Goof Proof" Policy in which we allow you to take a rug home and try it for 48 hours to make sure it is the right one before you purchase it.

  • We combine the buying power of nearly 2,000 stores to offer the largest selection and negotiate the best prices so we can pass the savings on to you.

  • Carpet One has the best guarantees in the industry including “The Beautiful Guarantee” - you’ll love the way your floor looks or we’ll replace it . . . free!!!

  • Our Installers and Sales Professionals receive specialized Carpet One training, making them very knowledgable and helpful flooring experts.

  • We have served the Central Coast for 41 years.  During this time we have seen our competitors come and go, but we have been and will continue to be here to serve our loyal customers.

  • We carry exclusive brands not available anywhere else.  These products are held to Carpet One’s extremely high quality standards and are backed by the best warranties in the industry.


From service to selection, no other flooring store helps you bring out the lasting beauty and value of your home like Valley Flooring Carpet One of Santa Maria. Whether you're just browsing and would like a flooring estimate, or you're ready to have your new floors installed by certified professionals, come visit our flooring store and discover a world of creativity that's waiting for your personal touch.

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