Rug pads – do we really need them? YES! Rug pads are often over looked but so important when it comes to the well-being of your rug and flooring beneath it. Let’s chat about why these pads are a necessary accessory to your beautiful Oriental rug.
First and foremost, rug pads prevent slipping when walked on. If your rug is in an area of your home that has hardwood or tile, it’s likely to slip around without a pad which can lead to injuries. The rug pad’s surface is designed to stick to the floor and the bottom of your rug. For better security, double sided tape is sometimes used to secure the pad which will ensure minimal movement. Purchasing rug pads to prevent slipping rugs should be especially considered for areas of high traffic.
Rug pads can also help with overall cleanliness. Most pads are textured to trap dirt so it won’t become imbedded in your rug. This texturing also allows some air flow between your rug and the floor, which makes vacuuming more efficient. Also, if something spills on your rug, the pad can help prevent the liquid from reaching your flooring. Helping to prevent water damage is a great characteristic of the rug pad because water damage can lead to extremely costly repairs.
Using a rug pad can also increase the life of your rug. When your rug slips and slides, it causes premature aging and thinning of your rug. If it has a pad, this problem can easily be avoided. In addition, the condition of your floor can be better preserved as well. Over time, your hardwood floor can become scratched when your rug collects enough dirt and debris underneath it. If your rug is over carpet, it can wear your carpet down too. No one wants their beautiful, expensive hardwood floors or carpet to get damaged, right?
Lastly, using a rug pad under your area rugs will add just enough extra cushioning to the surface you walk on, making it as comfortable as possible. Also, did you know that rug pads can help with noise absorption? Pretty cool, right?
Just a quick overview for you – rug pads help prevent slipping, damage to the rug, damage to floors, adds extra comfort, and helps with minimizing noise? It’s a win-win situation!
Give us a call if you’d like to talk some more about our different types of rug pads and which will work best for your rugs! We can have them cut to fit your rugs while they’re here for cleaning and deliver both your newly cleaned rugs and new pads back to you.
We look forward to helping you out.