Braided rugs are among the many styles of area rugs used in homes all over the world. They enhance the feel of a room when used as an accent to other decorations. They help protect wood floors and expensive carpet in high traffic areas around the home. And they can also be used to help keep the rooms warm as it insulates the floor. Braided rugs are a type of rug that is popular among those that enjoy a casual or period decorating.