Adding a taste of luxury with a cozy new area rug can add style and comfort to your home’s décor. If you live in a busy home, how can you extend the life of your brand-new rug? Help your rug live through the daily trials of your house by placing a rug pad underneath it. The reasons why you need a rug pad make them a necessary accessory for any rug in your home—no area rug should be without a rug pad.
The most important benefit of a rug pad is the increased traction it gives your rug. Placing the pad underneath the rug ensures that it in one place and doesn’t move around when people or pets walk on it. This is especially helpful for seniors with limited mobility who can trip on a rug and fall while moving with their cane or walker. It’s also essential if you have children who play on top of the rug, as the pad prevents it from flipping or slipping.
If the floor you’re placing a rug on is naturally slippery, such as hardwood or laminate, purchase a non-slip rug pad to keep it in place.
Protects Your Rug and Floor
Just as heavy furniture may leave difficult-to-remove marks on carpeting, heavy furniture puts rugs at risk for pile damage or markings. Placing a carpet pad underneath the rug keeps the pressure off the pile and prevents damage. Rug pads also prevent damage from excessive foot traffic in busier areas of your home in the same way they prevent damage from furniture.
When you’re afraid that large pieces of furniture could scuff your beautiful flooring through the carpet, the rug pad will add another layer of protection. Felt rug pads work best to keep furniture, the bottom of the rug, and foot traffic from damaging your floors.
Keeps Your Floors Clean
If you spill or track dirt into the house, the mess can seep through your rug and cause mold or damage to your floors. A carpet pad provides another layer between the surface of your rug and your floor to make messes easier to vacuum or clean up. With a porous extra layer, you’ll have circulation underneath the rug to keep the area dry and free of mildew.
Comfort and Noise Reduction
Another layer beneath your rug means another cushion beneath your feet. While the main reasons why you need a rug pad are primarily for the safety of your guests and the health of your floor, they also make the rug more comfortable to walk on. Extra cushioning under your rug also keeps your footsteps quiet in the most sensitive areas of your home, such as near a nursery or bedrooms.
At Koeckritz Rugs, you can add a custom-made rug pad to any of your custom or ready-made luxury area rug orders. Keep your home looking beautiful and anchor your carpet in one place with our perfectly fitting, high-quality carpet pads.