Facts about rug pads

24 Mar

Speaking of area rugs in our home it is not is complete without the piece rug pads. We have different kinds of rugs that are available in the market. Some of the rug pads that are available are in synthetic, natural, rubber, pvc, and recycled jute materials. Some of the reasons why most of the rug owners just use for the rug pads are to avoid from slipping and other side is to prolong the life of your rugs.

If you are trying to purchase for the rug pads better to see the rugs that you purchase before just my rugs slide? Or should I need to go for the thick rug pads. These just the few things that you must know before you will purchase for it.

A rug pad for small rugs or hallway rug runner usually needs to offer a non slip feature. On standard hardwood floors and tile and marble floors, a nice rug pad is either made of 100% rubber or an organic polymer material but actually rubbers are not so advisable to use because it can harm the floors. There is a popular rug pad today that contains a dense jute surface with a rubber back. This is a nice combination since you get a nice cushion along with the non slip feature. The problem here is that most of these pads have the rubber, or latex, sprayed onto the jute. This sprayed on application does not adhere well enough to the jute and tends to breakdown and/or stick to your floors after some time. I like the “real” version of this rug pad in that the non slip side is an actual solid layer of rubber that is sewn on to the jute surface. This type of manufacturing costs a little more yet is well worth it in the long run.

The type of rug pad mentioned above is also great for room size area rugs and if you don’t need or want the rubber, choose nice quality jute. Again, here you will find several qualities to choose from and it is important to choose the right one. When choosing a jute rug pad, you should consider two things. First, make sure it is made of recycled materials such as wool and nylon carpet fibers. Second, since jute rug pads come in various weights or thicknesses, try to choose a 40 ounce weight. The fact that the pad is made from recycled material tells us that there is no harmful sprayed on rubber or synthetic chemicals in the pad. The fact that it is a 40 ounce weight tells us that there is plenty of material per square yard compressed into the pad making it dense enough to protect your rug and floor as well as dense enough not to shed and decompose.

Rugs in all types that we have are better that we have the appropriate rug pads for it. Just to make to have the safety but also to prolong the life of your rugs and protect your floors.

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Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Home Improvement, rugs


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