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!
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
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