Wondering if you should have a rug pad underneath your rug?There are a number of reasons why using rug pads are a great idea:
Safety - No matter where the rug is placed (on carpet or hardwood or etc), a pad keeps the rug in place to prevent slips and pulls. Rugs, particularly throw rugs and other small area rugs, can easily slip out from under foot and cause falls. This is even more likely if the rug is placed on a very smooth surface such as a hardwood or linoleum floor. A rug pad will "grip" both the rug and the floor.
Protection - A pad prevents dye transfer, marring, staining, and scratching to the floor or carpeting beneath. It is even possible for a stiff or harsh backing to scratch the finish on hardwood or vinyl flooring. A rug pad will prevent the backing from coming into direct contact with the surface beneath it, protecting the floors and the carpeting.
Longevity - Believe it or not, a pad extends the life of your rug by preventing the fibers from being crushed. The pad acts as a type of buffer between the hard surface below and the rug above.
Comfort - A pad adds cushiony softness underfoot
If you need a rug pad custom fit to any of your rugs contact us and we can provide your rugs all the cushion and support they need!
Rug Blog is a wonderful way to communicate with those who care about rugs of any kind. In this blog, I, Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay) write about my everyday experience with Persian, Oriental and area rugs, and the people that I meet and talk with. I live and work in Los Angeles, where I have a rug gallery. I love my job. It is full of excitement. I hope you enjoy your visit and share your ideas and comments with me.
Rug is my PASSION. I grew up with it since it was my family business and my father's job. I have a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management, a Master's degree in Business Administration, MBA and a second Master's degree in Educational Planning and a Ph.D. in Educational Planning from the University of Southern California, USC in Los Angeles. I am a Board member to the Iranian Carpet Exporters' Association based in Tehran. I am a member of the Textile Group of Los Angeles, TGLA. I am a Board member to the Textile Museum Associate of Southern California, TMA/SC. I am also an Industry Partner to the American Society of Interior Designers, ASID Los Angeles Chapter with more than 1,700 members. I am also the Editor in Chief of the "Iranian Hand Woven Rug" quarterly. I have a rug gallery in Los Angels. I am also the president of the Iranian American Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles. I have an active rug blog: http://rugmaster.blogspot.com/. In this blog, I, Dr. Khosrow Sobhe write about my everyday experience with Persian, Oriental and area rugs, and the people that I meet and talk with. They may be customers, friends, designers, or just ordinary people. I meet them in my rug gallery on 1655 South La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles (Tel. 310-770-9085) or else where.