Hardwood floors are pretty much a “must” if you want the nostalgic feeling of living in a turn-of-the-century log home. The longevity and beauty of your floors is directly dependant on how well you cover them, especially the high traffic areas, with area rugs. The area rugs that you use should also have that turn-of-the-century look in order to go well with the overall theme of your log home. That means you need to avoid anything that looks contemporary and focus on the Persian or oriental rugs; preferably made of 100% wool. Wool is tough as iron and will offer the best wear over years of use.
I admit that, due to expense, I dreaded the task of covering my hardwood floors. Covering 2,000 sq. ft. with 100% wool Persian rugs is a formidable expense. But I stumbled across a truly excellent website today that sells just area rugs; thousands of them in every shape, size, color and material. Www.esalerugs.com is a lifesaver. The selection is endless. And their promotions are enticing. Many fine rugs are 20%-75% off retail. Some rugs can be bought two for the price of one. And their clearance section features many fine Persian rugs. This is where WE will be shopping for rugs! My wife was so excited that she wanted to shop today. We are not quite ready to put down rugs. Anxious, but not yet. Nice website. Have a look.