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Choosing the Right Rug Pads for Hardwood Floors

Mamta Mule Nov 22, 2018
Having the right rug pads for hardwood floors is essential, as they not only keep the flooring in good condition, but also serve as a perfect base to the rugs. Here are tips on choosing the right pads based on your needs.
We all know that hardwood floors are very prone to damages. They can get scratches and dents when we move our furniture to-and-fro, but also get damaged due to rugs.
When we place rugs on these floors without suitable pads under them, the dust filters through the fabric, and ends up deteriorating the wood quality. Using pads ensures that our flooring lasts longer, and looks as good as new everyday.
Apart from this, rugs also last longer of placed on pads, as they are kept in place, thus eliminating folds and creases. Installing them also helps prevent color transfer and staining of your floors or carpets.
Here are some tips that will help you buy the perfect rug pad to use on wooden flooring.

Points to Consider While Buying Rug Pads

Opt for felt pads, as they help prevent any damage to your floor and also prove to be a perfect base to your carpet. These are made by spraying the felt with a treatment solution to make it more stable when placed on smooth hardwood floors.
If you are looking for the non-slip variety, then, you can consider buying the ones made from pure felt jute. Always buy superior quality felt jute, because, it is the best solution for rugs and mats placed under furniture, as these do not have any chances of slippage.
Rubber pads are usually the best suitable pads for any type of flooring. But, while buying one make sure that you get a piece in premium quality, which ensures that the rubber layer is a thick and natural one.
It is very important to check for this feature, as sellers offer pads coated with latex, or a layer of chemical spray applied to it, which makes it look very similar to real rubber pads. Pieces having chemicals, can damage the floors and might also cost you a lot of money if they stick to the flooring, as it calls for the entire floor to be reinstalled.
Nowadays, you have pads made of PVC material, that are popularly sold in home improvement stores. Unlike the thick ones, these are thin and offer good ventilation for vacuuming. These can be washed in soapy and warm water, making cleaning these pieces as simple process. These are also reversible and easy to cut, so that they fit under any sized rugs.
When you are in the store looking at rugs and pads, get the best possible option available, so that your hardwood flooring does not get damaged in any way. Look at many pieces before making your final choice.