Rug pads for tile floors

07 May

When it comes to flooring we have different kind of tastes. Flooring is one of the places in the house that combines all the appearance of your home and if you are trying to put rugs in your home it is necessary to find the right rug pads in tile floors.

I usually tell people that for larger room size rugs, a non slip pad is not as necessary as the rugs does not tend to slip. In the case of rugs on tile floors, because the tile is usually slippery, it is best to have a non slip rug pad under any size rug. Even with furniture on a rug that is on a tile floor, the parts of the rug without furniture, such as the edges, could slip. There are two types of non slip rug pads that are best for rugs on tile floors.

The first non slip rug pads for tile floors is one that is made from a jute and rubber material. There are many varieties of this pad available and the quality I like is one in which the jute is recycled jute and the rubber bottom is a solid layer of natural rubber, not a sprayed on latex or rubber like substance that can stick to your floor. The surface of this jute pad is slightly textured to safely grab your rug. The rubber bottom side is a real layer of rubber sewn on to the jute and consists of a textured design, allowing more rubber to be in contact with more of your tile floor. This provides excellent grip and prevents slipping as best as a non slip rug pad can. The pad is approximately 1/4 of an inch thick and is safe for your tile floor while being mold and mildew resistant as well.

The other best choice for rugs on tile is a non slip pad made of organic material, which uses more plant oils and no chemicals. This rug pad resembles many available as it has the holes, or open weave, design. It is 1/8 of an inch thick and because it does not contain a spray adhesive, it is safe for your tile floor. The pads to be careful of in terms of damage to your floors are several available that contain a spray adhesive that feels sticky and creates a non slip effect. The problem here is that the spray eventually wears of onto your floor and this stops the non slip function of the pad.
When it comes to flooring accessories it is better that you have to select the right one. When it comes to the selection of the rug pads it is better that vary to the flooring type either it is hardwood floor, tile or ceramic.

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Posted by on May 7, 2011 in Home Improvement, rugs


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