USING A RUG PAD
Pads are strongly recommended for these below reasons:
We recommend purchasing a rug pad as close to the size of your rug as possible. Ideally, when buying a thinner rug pad, the rug pad should be 1" shorter from all sides or 1,5", if you require a thicker rug pad.
TYPES OF RUG PADS
When looking for a rug pad for your home, it’s important to consider the thickness of the rug that the pad will be placed under, as this will ensure that your rug does not become a tripping hazard. However, another thing to consider is the material that the rug pad is made of. This is because some materials offer different benefits than others.
The strongest and best performing felt pad is a dense, non-woven, needle-punched, solution-dyed, hypo-allergenic (no plant or animal fibers) felt made of 100% synthetic fiber. This type of padding does not aggravate allergies, does not break down chemically, resists mildew and rot and insulates against cold floors while providing maximum structural protection to your area rugs. You can’t rip this pad apart or punch through it. It lasts at least 10 years while continuously controlling and protecting your rugs.
Felt pads are especially popular to use with Oriental area rugs surch as Persian rug. They provide a luxurious cushioned feeling underfoot and offer thermal- and sound-insulation benefits.
However, despite providing protection for both the floor and rug, felt rug pads do not altogether prevent unwanted movement. To compensate and bring together the best of both worlds, many manufacturers combine felt and rubber in one pad. The rubber creates the nonslip benefit not present in felt alone.
100% Natural RUBBER
These rug pads are made entirely of natural rubber. This rug pad is ideal for situations where you want a nonskid pad but have limited height clearance, such as for a door-swing area. However, the thinness of this pad means it doesn’t offer insulation or cushioning.
For people who have allergies to latex products, a wool rug pad is a good alternative. It’s a biodegradable, renewable, sustainable resource. Wool is also inherently flame retardant and thermally and acoustically insulating. However, wool may pose a problem for people with airborne allergies.
We recommend avoiding any kind of cheap PVC rug pads as the quality is many times hard to determine and use of this kind of rug pads may result in discoloration, staining of your floor finish or even falling apart.
RUG PADS SUITABLE FOR ORIENTAL PERSIAN RUGS
For area rugs such as our Persian rugs, we highly recommend a purchase of non woven, needle-punched felt pads. These are hypo-allergenic, acts as a shock absorber and will prevent premature wear in heavy traffic areas (extend the life of your rug) as well as provide a comfortable cushioned feel.
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