In 1982, talk show host, David Letterman began his legendary run on late night television; to date, the only host to effectively have competed with the galvanized reputation of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. Letterman, like Carson before him, was a trailblazer in the medium of after hour’s pop-u-tainment. He also instituted what has since become a main staple of the circuit: the top 10 list. As they say, ‘imitation is the cheapest form of flattery’ and so we here have decided to take our mad stab at immortality with an ongoing ‘Top 10’ franchise that will hopefully delight, amuse, and above all else, educate consumers into making smart choices when shopping for home décor.
So, here goes, folks: the top 10 reasons you need a new carpet or throw rug.
#10 – If you own a pet or haven’t cleaned in a while, you may notice a lingering smell on your carpet.
#9: Because ‘shed’ is not the same as ‘shag’.
#8: For the same reason you wouldn’t want your bare feet to walk across a terrain of Brillo pads and sand paper.
#7: The hardwood and tile surface underneath it is actually more comfortable to stand on.
#6: Bleach is now the only detergent that keeps it looking ‘new’
#5: Even your pet isn’t quite certain he wants to go or ‘go’ there.
#4: Irremovable spots are for Dalmatians and right now your living room has given birth to a litter.
#3: When you suddenly realize there are more ‘remnants’ than actually ‘rug’ in the room.
#2: Mildew and moss belong in a rainforest.
#1: Because a good accent rug or carpet extends the appeal of the already existing pieces in your room, inviting guests into an oasis as unique as your tastes and as comfortable, cozy and enveloping as flannel on a rainy/snowy afternoon.