Rug pads are an excellent way to add protection and comfort to your rugs and floors. A rug pad can prolong the life of any area rug and prevent damage to hardwood and all hard floors. A rug pad acts as a barrier between your rug and the hard floor to prevent unnecessary stress and pressure to the fibers and foundation of the rug. This rug pad can also resist pressure from furniture against hardwood and wood floors.
Buying an area rug is an investment and it is important to protect this investment with the right rug pad. Not all rug pads perform best and it is smart to be careful on choosing the proper rug pad for your use. A quality rug pad should be safe for the rug and the floor, protect and be comfortable.
Rug Pads Prolong the Life of Area Rugs A quality rug pad acts as a barrier between a rug and the floor. The rug pad prevents premature wear to the rug by resisting any stress that can occur to the fibers and foundation of the rug. When a rug is walked on, the fibers of the rug get crushed and rub against the hard floor. The back of the rug is also pushed against the floor and this can start to wear the rug. A dense rug pad will take this stress and prevent any wear to the rug or any damage to the floor.
Rug Pads Protect Hardwood and Wood Floors The back of many rugs is rough. A solid rug pad can protect wood floors be preventing any scratches to occur to the floor by the back of the rug. When there is heavy furniture sitting on a rug, this weight can penetrate through the rug and to the floor. A dense rug pad can resist this pressure and prevent any indentations to the floor. Use of a solid felt or felt and rubber rug pad is best in this case.
For the best rug pad protection, using a solid felt rug pad is best as opposed to an open weave rug pad with holes. The solid felt or jute rug pads provide a substantial foundation and layer of protection for any rug and any hard floor. The open weave rug pads are too soft and the fact that they have holes in them makes them less resistant to pressure and they protect the rug and floor far less than a solid felt rug pad.