Well the same goes for your home furnishings. Rugs to be more specific. Pause...if you were expecting me to talk about that kind of undergarment, sorry to disappoint. A girls gotta keep some things private. Just saying.
Just like having the right undergarments for the type of clothing you choose to wear; loose, silky, fitted, etc. the right "undergarment" for your rug can make or break it as well.
I have had the unpleasant experience of having a commercial rug pad sold at a big box store leave semi-permanent marks on our hardwood floors. Nothing short of having them refinished will remedy that.
Also, most of the rug pads you will find on the market are thin. Adding no cushion, or "support" to your rug.
We have a rug in our front foyer area that we had a "traditional" rug pad under. The rug is made of Jute and has a latex backing. We added the rug pad for two reasons, 1) to protect our floors from the latex backing and 2) to keep the rug in place.
|Our rug with the traditional rug pad purchased at a big box store. You can visibly see the wrinkles!|
Enter Rug Pad USA. They custom cut their Eco Cushion rug pad, recommended for hardwood floors.
This rug pad has made a world of difference. Our rug now has a bit of a spring to it, no longer hard like being on concrete and it DOES NOT MOVE!!! And, in case you are wondering...yes, we had that little angel above test it out for us.
But, I have to say what I love most about this rug pad is that it is made from renewable, eco-friendly materials. No worries about bringing more unwanted chemicals into our home. With a child with allergies who also suffers from migraines, it is important to us to provide her with the healthiest environment possible when she is home.
I encourage you to visit their website and take a look around. The friendly folks are also offering my readers a 15% discount. Just use the coupon code pr15off.
If you do choose to purchase a new rug pad through them, I would love to hear what you think!!
Disclosure: I was given a rug pad to review but all opinions are my own and sincere.