Yes, area rugs on the floor.If you are talking about on the floor? Rugs are one of the last thing I'd want on my shop floor. Nothing but dust collecting tripping and fire hazards.
I have bad legs, but have never tripped on any of the rugs. The sanding dust is easily vacuumed out, the aluminum drill debris does not get imbedded into my shoe soles, and almost all of it is vacuumed out with a good household vacuum cleaner made for rugs. My shop vac does not do an acceptable job of cleaning the rugs (the message in post #137) and it is a PITA to use compared to the Oreck.