Rug pads for hardwood floors

12 Apr

At home we have different kinds of flooring today you can seen the ceramic and tiles but there are other home also that are still made from the hardwood floors. The best home enhancement for the hardwood floors are the area rugs in any kind of rugs stands out to the beauty of the hardwood. In installing the rugs your flooring it requires rug pads so that they are properly in place. Just because hardwood floors are made of wood it is need to have the right rug pads to be used in order your floor not be damage. Some rug pads contain a sprayed on latex rubber that can break down and mark your hardwood and wood floors. There are two rug pads that are the best and the safest for hardwood floors.

The first best rug pad for hardwood floors is one that is used well for rugs that do not have a sliding problem. This rug pad does not contain any rubber and is made from 100% recycled jute. Recycled wool and nylon carpet fibers are needle punched and compressed into a dense rug pad that is mold and mildew resistant as well as fire retardant. There are various weights of this rug pad and I prefer the 40 ounce weight, which means there are 40 ounces of material per square yard. This creates a dense, 1/2 of an inch rug pad that is strong enough to protect the back of the rug as well as prevent any damage to hardwood floors. This jute rug pad is best for laminate floors where it is warned not to use any rubber or petroleum based products on such a floor.

The other best rug pad for hardwood floors is excellent for all around rug and floor protection as well as providing a non slip function. This rug pad is also made from recycled jute and this is combined with a solid layer of natural rubber. I stress the “solid layer” because there are plenty of rug pads available where the non slip side is sprayed on latex, as I mentioned earlier. It is important to avoid the sprayed on latex rug pads as they have been known to cause damage and not last too long. The proper rug pad, this jute and real rubber combination, is also needle punched jute into a very dense 1/4 of an inch rug pad. The rubber layer is then sewn on to this jute surface to create an excellent jute and rubber non slip rug pad. This pad is best used for rugs that require a solid foundation as well as a non slip feature. As with the above mentioned recycled jute pad, this pad will last 15 to 20 years.

These both rug pads are just good for your floor and in your rugs. Using of rug pads have the great benefit that can be get especially prolonging the life of your rugs and protecting your floors. Both of these best rug pads should be cut an inch less than your rug size on all sides. These rug pads require little care. Once in a while it is a good idea to expose the rug pad and vacuum the top of it for any dust that may have settled through the rug. Other than this minimal care, these rug pads will do their job for years to come. Isn’t just amazing?

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Posted by on April 12, 2011 in Home Improvement, rugs


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