To Rug or not to Rug…

To rug or not to rug…
I always had a rug (carpet) in my stores. From the very first time we opened. Why? To make it seem more ‘homely’.

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At times I would question this decision…they required cleaning, they would sometimes curl in the corners and cause potential tripping hazards…but overall the positives outweighed the problems and customers came to see them as part of our store identity. It made up for our rather basic floor tiles as luxurious wooden flooring wasn’t in the budget.

You sometimes see them under a ‘feature table’ or they can be next to a small seating area in the store. I love them in boutiques and believe they do work to make people feel more at home. What are your thoughts on having a rug in store?

 

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