Everything to Know About Rug Pads

Rug pads are the best way to protect your hardwood floors from becoming scratched when you have Oriental rugs. If you don’t already have rug pads underneath your rugs, you should highly consider purchasing them. Rug pads can extend the life of your precious rugs, as well as protecting you and your floors from damage. Here are some key facts to know about rug pads:

The Best Rug Pad Material

Not all rug pads are the same. But, most rug pads consist of either rubber or felt material. Some can be a mixture of both to provide comfort and stability underneath your rug. The rubber can help keep the rug in place. Felt can keep it stable and provide a soft cushion underneath to protect the rug.

Difference Between Cushioning and Grip

If you are placing a rug and rug pad on a slippery surface, you’re going to want a grip on the floor. That would mean a rubber base would be what you want to choose. If you are putting it on a wall-to-wall carpet, a more cushioning rug pad may be best. This could be a rug pad made from felt or another soft material.

How Long Does a Rug Pad Last?

Rug pads do end up disintegrating over time. They are not a permanent item, and you should have them replaced every few years. This is especially important if the rug is in a high-traffic area of your home. It’s a good idea to replace them when you have your rugs cleaned. 

Rug Pads Prolong The Life of Your Rug

When you spend a lot of time walking on your rug, the fibers get continuously compressed. Rug pads save the fibers from rubbing against the floor and wearing out. They also help to minimize friction and help you vacuum a lot easier. You won’t have to clean your rug harshly. The dirt will pick up swiftly.

You’ll Be Safer With a Rug Pad

If you put a rug pad underneath your rug, the chances of the rug slipping while you walk on it are very low. Many people slip and fall from rugs shifting or even tripping on the edge of where it meets the floor. Keep you and your house guests safe and invest in rug pads from Persia Oriental Rug!

Contact Persia Oriental Rug

Persia Oriental Rug Gallery can provide you with the right rug pads for your specific Oriental rugs. We want your Oriental rugs to last a lifetime- and more! Contact us today to learn more about our rug pads. Give us a call or fill out our contact form to get in touch with our rug experts!