The Oriental Rug Gallery has a remarkable collection of rug runners. Historically, rugs are used as side rug of a main rug. From time to to time, the runners and the main rug will switch position to prevent thining of the rug in one particular section. Swtiching between the runners and the rug given both the time and space to breathe. The original thickness and softness is thus restored and maintained.
In the present, runners are often used in staircase, hallway, kitchen, bedroom, basement or even patio. The right type of runners can linke the separate rooms together, giving one's home a sense of wholeness. One can also use runners to create a runway that leads to a focal point. Indeed, runners also insulate the cold tiles and protects wooden floors.