Buying rugs for your home should be simple, right? You find a fiber and pattern or color that you like, you buy a rug, you put it on the floor. While it’s certainly possible to buy a rug this way, you’ll quickly realize that there are a lot of different rug sizes available, and it isn’t always easy to know which size will look best in your home. Area rugs are very effective at defining spaces within a room, so think about the look you’re trying to achieve, the size of the room, and the arrangement of your furniture when considering which area rug sizes will look best.
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Since we are a company that specializes in rugs made from natural fibers, we could tell you all kinds of things about them and how they compare to and surpass everything else on the market. Instead, here is a list of 20 things that you might not know about them.
You protect your carpets and floors by using a pad underneath your carpet so why would you not use one with an area rug? Rugs get quite a bit of traffic and when you use a pad, you will not just be protecting the floor under the rug, you will also be increasing the life expectancy for your rug.
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People might wonder whether or not a rug pad is necessary for an area rug. The answer is yes. There are several reasons for this.
- Having a rug pad under your area rug makes vacuuming easier. Dirt is the major cause of the degradation of rugs. Having a rug pad in place will keep the rig from shifting and therefor allow you to pick up more of the dirt than what you would be able to without a rug pad. This will aide in prolonging the life of your rug.
- Why would you need a rug pad when you have larger rugs? With a larger area rugs using a rug pad is helpful for keeping the corners of the rug down and also to make sure that they do not buckle. People might be of the mind that rug pads are not necessary for larger area rugs because they are less likely to slip. They may be less likely to slip than smaller ones but they are more prone to wrinkle or buckle at the corners.
- A rug pad will also give your floor protection. A good quality one will keep the dye from transferring from the rug to the floor. In some instances, dyes in some rugs can bleed into the floor or even react with the coating that is on your hardwood floor. Although this is a rare occurrence, it can happen…though it is even rarer when you use a rug that is made from natural fibers…such as a jute rug.
- Using a rug pad that is thicker will give your rug more support. This will relieve the stress of traffic through the years. A rug pad that is cushioned will help to prolong the life of your area rugs as well as protecting the floor underneath.
Since we don’t see them, many people feel that rug pads under area rugs are unnecessary. This is a common misconception and is simply not accurate, and a good rug pad should never be taken for granted. They play an important role that goes beyond simply adding to the cushiony feel of a rug underfoot. Consider these benefits that only a rug pad can provide: