The padding underneath rugs will play several roles. The following are some of the benefits of having rug pads in place:
1. Prolong the life of your rug
If you have uneven floor, then installing a thick pad will level the peaks. This will make the rugs last for a long period of time because the peaks will not press too hard on the rugs. Among the most harmful elements on Oriental rug is grit. Raising your rug through the help of the pads will prevent dirt from entering your rug which will result in abrasion action.
2. Protect your floors
A poor quality underlining on your carpet can prevent the floor from breathing. If you have hardwood, the poor underling can accelerate the oxidation of vanish used on the hardwood floor.
3. Keep your carpet in place
Carpets which will keep moving around will be more susceptible to damage. A carpet with padding will shift around less. It is also easier when it comes to vacuuming. The cushion will make the rug more comfortable when stepping on it.
Types of Padding and Non-Skid
Carpet to Hard floor
The type of pad used in this case if thicker. It is made out of heavy gauge rubber. The rubber is stamped with treads. They provide both cushion and traction. The rubber part will be placed on the floor while the grooved side will face the carpet. It was originally made out of jute, but nowadays recycled fibers can be used to make it. It is among the best products in the market. If you have radiant heating, then it is better for you to confirm with your padding professional whether the padding can work for you. The pads are heavy, hence they need to be cut using grade carpet knife. The pads are made having peaks and valleys on one side. The peaks and valleys are very helpful in trapping grit, increasing cushion and providing traction.
The pad is thicker. It is much softer when compared to carpet to hard floor pad. It is not used with oriental rugs; it is applied with wall to wall. If you have radiant heat, it is a safe alternative you can opt for. The padding has no traction on the back. In order to keep things in place, you can use it with heavy furniture.
Its main purpose is no skid. It will provide minimum cushion as well as providing outstanding traction. It is ideal for thin rugs, which are supposed to settle close to the floor. If you have no door clearance, then the pad can work well for you. You should be careful of inexpensive brands available which tend to stick to the back of the rugs if not replaced in good time
Carpet to Carpet
This is a thin felt which is not more than 1/8th inch. It is sticky on both sides hence helps in keeping an oriental rug in place. It is used on top of wall to wall carpeting. If you wilI like to change the location of your rug, then you should be careful because the adhesive will not come out easily.