At Rugs.com, we get asked if our customers can use a rug pad on their floor regularly. We wish that the answer was simple, but due to the variety of flooring materials and rug pad materials, it is not.
Use this guide to help you decide which rug pad you can safely use on your floor.
Rug pads: What you should know
Before you choose a rug pad to purchase, you need to figure out a few things:
- Type of flooring material
- Type of rug pad material you are considering
- Flooring manufacturer recommendations
You cannot simply choose any rug pad and use it with any flooring type. Certain chemicals and materials found in some rug pads are not compatible with certain flooring types. Combine that with sunlight, heat, foot traffic and other factors and choosing the wrong type of rug pad can leave you with an expensive mess.
The good news is there are many types of affordable rug pad options available to you. Once you figure out the correct type of rug pad for your floor, you can find one to fit your rug easily online.
Why use a rug pad at all?
If some rug pads can damage floors, then why should you use one at all?
Safety is the main reason. Rug pads prevent slipping and tripping over your rug. This is one of the biggest hazards to our health in the home, and you want to take as many precautions that you can to prevent falling. You also do not want your guests to slip and fall in your home due to a loose rug.
Good quality rug pads will protect your floors. Rugs are typically in high traffic areas and can damage floors if they are allowed to slip and slide around. This is why it is so important to use a rug pad that is compatible with your flooring material.
Finally, a good rug pad will extend the life of your rug. Slipping can cause tearing and holes to form in your rug over time. Rug pads are the cheapest and easiest way to protect your rug so that you can enjoy it for many years to come.
How to choose the best rug pad
Here are the steps you need to take to choose the best rug pad that is compatible with your flooring:
- Consult with the manufacturer
Call the maker of your flooring or your contractor and ask them for rug pad recommendations. They will know which rug pad material to avoid and which you can use safely on your floor. If you do not know who made your flooring, call a flooring manufacturer and ask them about your flooring material. They should have a good idea even if they didn’t make your exact floor.
2. Research online
Now that you know which rug pad materials are compatible with your floor, it is time to do some research. Search for that rug pad type and read some reviews online. Compare prices and options and then choose the best rug pad for you.
3. Call Rugs.com customer service
Rugs.com has customer service agents available to you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our available rug pads. Pair that with our free one-day shipping and free returns and Rugs.com is your rug pad paradise.
Easily add a rug pad to your order from Rugs.com
Now that you know which kind of rug pad you are looking for, it is time to purchase one that is compatible with your floor and your new rug. You can easily add one of our rug pads to your order from Rugs.com. It will get to your door just as fast as your rug!
Browse Rugs.com today for the largest selection of high quality rug pads anywhere.