Rug Pads for Persian Rugs

Most people tend to think of rug pads as unnecessary purchases. When they buy a rug they bypass the pad completely. They often put the rug in place without knowing of how much damage they can cause without the pad. Without the rug pad, the rug tends to slip and slide. Often it wrinkles and wears down faster than it would if a rug pad is placed beneath it and ends up with cracks in the beautiful patterns in it. Since Persian rugs are delicate, more intricately made than others and are often open to damage, they tend to wear down quickly. Since they are handmade, moving them around too much will loosen the knots at the end, under the rug. This knot keeps the entire rug whole. Once it is opened, the whole rug will slacken. Although they are hidden from view beneath the rugs, rug pads are extremely important. They hold the rug in place. This keeps the delicately made rug from sliding around; often bunching up while someone walks over them in the absence of a rug pad. Once that happens, it weakens the fibres and creates splits on the rug.

How to Buy a Rug Pad for Persian Carpets:

persianrugsDurahold rug pads make the carpet surface comfortable to walk on as well since they provide good padding. So, when buying one, it is essential to know what one is looking for. Compare – If the perfect rug pad is desired, the materials used to make them should be noted. What materials are best for your floor or carpet is a knowledge every buyer should have. Durahold rug pads also come in a variety made from polyurethane foam. This is commonly known as Rebond because it is manufactured from pieces of foam, recycled and bonded together. These give the carpet a good grip and keep it from sliding off and slipping. The foam keeps the carpet from wrinkling and cushions it so that the pressure is taken by the pad rather than the carpet itself. This is ideal for the Persian rug.

Choose – If one does not have a certain thickness in mind, then finding out the correct thickness for a Persian rug is a priority. Commercially, softer and thinner rug pads work best for a Persian carpet. It has to be cut to fit beneath it so the typical size would have to be a 1 inch thickness. This protects the rug and does not raise it too high to create a tripping hazard.

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–Pick the pad that is perfect for a home. Keep in mind who lives in the home and what dangers they provide to the floor and carpet. If the home has pets, a moisture guard rug pad will be best in case they wet the carpet. If there are toddlers that tend to stain the carpet and pad, an easy wash and waterproof pad is ideal. No matter what the need, there is always a rug pad that fits.

Installing the Rug Pad:

installingrugpadsTo put a rug pad in place, one has to know what to do. They are simple and easy tips that can be done by everyone without problems. Measuring the rug that needs the padding placed underneath is the first step. The rug pad has to be two inches shorter than the rug itself. This is to keep it from getting caught in the heel of a shoe and become a tripping hazard. The rug needs to be placed in the area chosen. Drawing a line around the edges makes sure there is no mistake when putting the rug pad in and line the edges with soft glue. The rug pad should rest on it till it has dried. Once done, the carpet is placed on top and settled for a perfect, safe Persian decoration for the home.

 

Best Rug Pads For Hardwood Floors

hardwoodflooringAny homeowner that has hardwood floors installed knows how much care and maintenance these floors require. They are not only expensive to set up, but they are highly sensitive. Solid hardwood flooring can be easily marred or defaced by moisture or by the action of carpet wearing. What homeowners need is a good way to protect hardwood floors from disfigurement. Durahold rug pads are emerging as a very popular way to safeguard both your carpet and your hardwood floor and ensure their longevity. Here are some ways in which such rug pads benefit homes.

Prevents Carpet Wearing And Moisture Seepage

These rug pads offer excellent protection to sensitive hardwood floor. Being thick, they add an extra layer of material that keeps your carpet from constantly wearing against the floor. This ensures that your flooring is not impaired over time and retains its looks over a long time. In addition, this rug pad keeps your floor from getting marred via moisture. Carpets are porous materials, and so any liquid spills, carpet dyes or paints can soak through minuscule holes in the carpet and down to the floor underneath. Placing a rug pad beneath your carpet will prevent moisture from seeping through and destroying the hardwood floor.This makes such rug pads ideal for your child’s bedroom and nursery as well as rooms like bathrooms and kitchen where there is added danger of liquid spillage.

Averts Pressure From Heavy Furniture

Placing furniture on the carpet means a lot of pressure is being exerted on both the floor and the carpet. This pressure can cause holes in expensive carpets and disfigure sensitive hardwood floors. Being 48 ounces thick, a Durahold rug pad keeps even the heaviest furniture from denting the floor. It ensures your floor remains safe, and you are able to place any type of furniture on the carpet without worrying it may cause disfigurement.

furnituresonrugpadsProvide Comfort And Prevent Trip Hazards

Hardwood floors can sustain damage from rough walks as well as tripping. Placing a Durahold rug pad underneath your carpet will help to avoid damage through these actions. Being dense and compact, this padding will ensure a thicker and more comfortable walk, thereby reducing the risk of tripping. Being made from soft material, it also makes for a more comfortable walk on the carpet, and this way it will give protection to delicate flooring.

Eco-friendly raw materials give added protection

These rug pads are made from finest solid natural rubber, whereas most other rug pads contain sprayed latex or synthetic rubber. Natural rubber is eco-friendly and does not pose any harm to your floor. It is compatible with all types of fragile flooring, and are excellent for use with hardwood. Natural rubber rug pads offer a sturdy grip to carpets and do not stick to floors.

hardwoodflooringYour hardwood floor is a valuable home investment that will last a long time, provided you expend the care and effort it requires. Placing Durahold rug pads underneath hardwood floors will protect them from damage through staining, dents, discolouring and scratches and for this reason they are a good asset for any home.