Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rug Pads

Why use a rug pad for your rug?

Rug pads prolong the life of your rug:
A rug takes a lot of stress as it is being walked on. When walking on a rug the fibers get pushed down against the hard floor underneath and this can eventually lead to wear. A rug pad acts as a protective barrier between your rug and floor and takes much of the stress. The back of a rug, particulary hand made rugs, consists of knots. Without a rug pad these knots can rub and wear against the hard floor causing premature wear. The rug pad prevents this wear and prolongs the life of your rug.
Rug pads protect the floor:
The back of many rugs is rough or scratchy and without a rug pad, this can lead to damage to your floor. Along with protecting floors from scratches, rug pads also protect from indentations. Many rugs have heavy furniture on them and sometimes this can lead to indentations of your floor. The proper rug pad will resist this weight and prevent any damage.
Rug pads add safety:
Many rugs tend to slip and slide. This is especially true of smaller rugs or runners. The right non slip rug pad not only adds all the benefits mentioned above, it also prevents slipping, making for a safe home.
Rug pads add comfort:
Finally, a rug pad can make a rug more comfortable by adding extra cushion under your rug. This is helpful in kid's rooms or family rooms where comfort is an issue. Many times if one sits on a rug without a rug pad, you can actually feel the hard floor underneath. A nice rug pad will prevent this and make your rug much more comfortable.

A small investment now in the right rug pad for your rug will prove to add comfort and safety to your home while protecting your Persian & Oriental rugs and floors from premature wear and costly damages in the future. 

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085


Dentist Los Angeles said...

Is it weird I've never heard of a rug pad before? They are a great idea though, I will definitely buy one after reading this!

Auto Lease Los Angeles said...

Do you sell rug pads in your store?

Therapist New York said...

I never thought there was something to help prolong the life of my rug, but your points all make sense.

Rug Ideas Dr. Kay Sobhe (Los Angeles) said...

Yes we do sell them. They have 10-year warranty.