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August 01, 2016

 

 

Quatrefoil Design In The Home

 

You might not have known what to call it, but we can bet you’ve seen the quatrefoil design throughout the world of home décor and interior design.

 

Stylish, sleek, and a happy marriage between traditional and contemporary, quatrefoil seems to work in just about any home design. If you’re looking for visual intrigue that can easily complement other design elements — this two-toned pattern is definitely one to consider.

 

What exactly is the quatrefoil?

 

A popular ornamental motif found in architecture and fashion, the quatrefoil consists of four, partially overlapping, symmetrical circles of the same diameter. In Latin, the root of the word means “four leaves.”

Although it feels super fresh and contemporary, the quatrefoil has actually been used throughout history, with its peak popularity occurring throughout the Gothic and Renaissance eras.

 

You can find quatrefoils in famous landmarks such as Notre Dame in Paris, the Reims Cathedral in France and the Doge’s Palace in Venice.

 

Many feel that quatrefoils symbolize harmony, symmetry and proportion — often conveying a feeling of good luck and fortune.

 

 

How do I incorporate quatrefoils into my home?

 

This timeless architectural pattern can work throughout the home, whether it be in the form of a tiled backsplash, or simply an accent pillow. For a larger design impact, the quatrefoil pattern has proven to be a popular and stylish choice for carpeting.

 

At Rite Rug Flooring, we have a selection of quatrefoil-patterned carpet that can effortlessly enhance any room. Either wall-to-wall, or simply as an area rug — this time-tested design will be relevant for years to come.

 

Posted by: Rite Rug Blog Administrator

 

 

Quatrefoil Design In The Home

 

You might not have known what to call it, but we can bet you’ve seen the quatrefoil design throughout the world of home décor and interior design.

 

Stylish, sleek, and a happy marriage between traditional and contemporary, quatrefoil seems to work in just about any home design. If you’re looking for visual intrigue that can easily complement other design elements — this two-toned pattern is definitely one to consider.

 

What exactly is the quatrefoil?

 

A popular ornamental motif found in architecture and fashion, the quatrefoil consists of four, partially overlapping, symmetrical circles of the same diameter. In Latin, the root of the word means “four leaves.”

Although it feels super fresh and contemporary, the quatrefoil has actually been used throughout history, with its peak popularity occurring throughout the Gothic and Renaissance eras.

 

You can find quatrefoils in famous landmarks such as Notre Dame in Paris, the Reims Cathedral in France and the Doge’s Palace in Venice.

 

Many feel that quatrefoils symbolize harmony, symmetry and proportion — often conveying a feeling of good luck and fortune.

 

 

How do I incorporate quatrefoils into my home?

 

This timeless architectural pattern can work throughout the home, whether it be in the form of a tiled backsplash, or simply an accent pillow. For a larger design impact, the quatrefoil pattern has proven to be a popular and stylish choice for carpeting.

 

At Rite Rug Flooring, we have a selection of quatrefoil-patterned carpet that can effortlessly enhance any room. Either wall-to-wall, or simply as an area rug — this time-tested design will be relevant for years to come.

 

August 01, 2016

 

Light Or Dark Wood Flooring: Choosing The Best Option For Your Home

 

When it comes to selecting new hardwood flooring for your home, there is no right or wrong choice. Through the years, we’ve seeing flooring trends change — with aesthetics ranging from light to dark, wide plank to skinny, and everything in between. Regardless of color, hardwood is always a classic and elegant choice. It’s just about finding the right option for your home and family.

 

If you are torn on whether to select a dark wood floor or a lighter option, consider the following questions:

 

-   What color are you initially drawn to?

-   What is the overall style of your home and your décor?

-   How heavy is the foot traffic in your home?

-   Do you have any pets?

-   How often do you clean?

-   How large are the rooms?

 

Keeping Clean

 

Light colored hardwood floors tend to be easier to keep clean, showing less dirt than darker options. But if you love the richness of dark floors, yet hate the idea of constantly cleaning them — opt for a matte finish, as this shows dirt and imperfections less, regardless of color.

 

Scratches & Dents

 

All wood floors get scratched and dented over time. However, dark hardwood tends to show imperfections a bit more. This is because most species of wood are inherently lighter, and if the dark stain is scratched, it shows more of a contrast with the wood underneath.

 

Animal Friendly

 

Because light hardwood floors tend to show scratches less, they are generally better if you have large pets. However, don’t feel like you absolutely have to go light. There are several options to consider, and one of our Flooring Experts will be happy to discuss them with you.  

 

Size & Space Appropriate

 

Dark flooring tends to make small spaces feel smaller, however it’s really about the overall design. A fresh, light coat of paint can be a great complement to rich, dark wood floors, along with a smart lighting and window-covering design.

 

 

Posted by: Rite Rug Blog Administrator

 

Light Or Dark Wood Flooring: Choosing The Best Option For Your Home

 

When it comes to selecting new hardwood flooring for your home, there is no right or wrong choice. Through the years, we’ve seeing flooring trends change — with aesthetics ranging from light to dark, wide plank to skinny, and everything in between. Regardless of color, hardwood is always a classic and elegant choice. It’s just about finding the right option for your home and family.

 

If you are torn on whether to select a dark wood floor or a lighter option, consider the following questions:

 

-   What color are you initially drawn to?

-   What is the overall style of your home and your décor?

-   How heavy is the foot traffic in your home?

-   Do you have any pets?

-   How often do you clean?

-   How large are the rooms?

 

Keeping Clean

 

Light colored hardwood floors tend to be easier to keep clean, showing less dirt than darker options. But if you love the richness of dark floors, yet hate the idea of constantly cleaning them — opt for a matte finish, as this shows dirt and imperfections less, regardless of color.

 

Scratches & Dents

 

All wood floors get scratched and dented over time. However, dark hardwood tends to show imperfections a bit more. This is because most species of wood are inherently lighter, and if the dark stain is scratched, it shows more of a contrast with the wood underneath.

 

Animal Friendly

 

Because light hardwood floors tend to show scratches less, they are generally better if you have large pets. However, don’t feel like you absolutely have to go light. There are several options to consider, and one of our Flooring Experts will be happy to discuss them with you.  

 

Size & Space Appropriate

 

Dark flooring tends to make small spaces feel smaller, however it’s really about the overall design. A fresh, light coat of paint can be a great complement to rich, dark wood floors, along with a smart lighting and window-covering design.

 

 

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