When was the last time that you saw a rug pad in a stylishly decorated home? Chances are, never. Because rug pads are the unsung heroes of interior decorating. They work behind the scenes to provide protection and convenience, comfort and safety.
So what are rug pads?
A rug pad is a mat made of rubber, elastic or other material that is kept under a rug. So the only time you will be able to see a rug pad is when you pick up the rug. If you plan to decorate your home with rugs or carpets, rug pads are an essential buy. Let us tell you why.
1. Rug Pads Protect
Yes they do. Some rugs are hard backed. Which means that though they are soft and springy on the top, they are quite hard at the bottom. Rugs like these rub against the floor causing a great deal of friction. This can cause damage to the floor and the rug as well. And the solution – a rug pad. A simple inexpensive rug pad could be the reason why your expensive and prized rug lasts for years and years.
2. Rug Pads keep things Clean
The thing about rugs – you hardly ever see what is happening at the bottom. Over time, fungus, moisture and dirt can accumulate under the rug pad. And this can lead to the growth of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. This can easily lead to health risks for you and your family. However a rug pad can stop bacteria from growing and keep things clean and hygienic.
3. Rug Pads provide Traction
Well some rugs tend to be irritatingly slippery. Step on them and they suddenly do a magic carpet number leaving you on the ground. And the result – some nasty falls and injuries. A rug pad under the most slippery rug and on the slickest of floor can provide the much needed grip. Keeping things together and stationary and you on your feet.
4. Rug Pads are Comfortable
Rug Pads are the extra layer between the carpet and the floor. An extra layer of softness. This cushions your feet better as you walk on a rug. Sometimes it is the rug pad which makes a rug so comfortable and soft on your feet. Without you even knowing it.
5. Rug Pads keep things Quiet
Do you have a baby in the house that wakes up every time it hears a footstep? Well there is no longer any need to tiptoe around your home. A rug pad can go a long way in decreasing the sound of your footsteps (just don’t let the burglars know). This becomes especially useful in homes with wood or laminate flooring that make so much noise the moment someone with boots walk on it.
Give your home what it deserves: Rug Pads
Rug Pads are not a luxury. Rather they can be an essential part of your home. They are convenient, easy to install and extremely inexpensive. In fact a smart home owner always keeps a few in stock. So that the moment a new rug or runner comes in, he can put one under it.