I love color and pattern. I always opt to put rugs on floors for warmth, softness and atmosphere. Until, that is, there was a wheelchair in the picture. Then rugs became a nuisance. I cannot tell you how many times Marianne’s wheelchair frustratingly got all caught up in a rug.
Here’s the solution: Chilewich floor mats.
They give me much of what I want in terms of color and depth, and even a little padding under foot, but they can be washed with a floor mop and swept with a broom, and wheelchairs travel easily over them. They’re not cheap, but I bet you could do some internet research and find something like these mats for less.