Pierretta Michel Area Rugs February 14, 2018 19:32:10
Gripping pads are popular for many reasons. They are very thin and give no additional cushioning to the area rug. The rug should be very dense to make up for this type of pad. The pad has a waffle pattern with lots of holes. The surface of this pad has a lot of grip and will keep area rugs in place. In low traffic areas this pad is very useful for a thin silk or similar area rug since a thicker pad would cause the rug to move around and present a tripping hazard as well as not allow the thin rug to lie properly on the hardwood floor.
Rug pads can keep rugs from moving avoid turning up at the corners help them wear longer and make them feel cushy under your feet. Shop carefully for the right pad for the rug youve chosen. The pad is no place to skimp on quality since the pad will influence so much about your new rug. Be sure the pad provides a firm non-slip backing and a cushion that reflects your style. Decide if your rug will be on carpeting or bare floors and choose the pad that is correct for each by reading the descriptions carefully. Rug pads prolong the life of your rugs since rugs wear from the bottom up; the pads cushion the rug from the hard floor below.
Tips for Vacuuming Your Rugs. The single most important way to take care of an area rug is to vacuum it regularly. Just after being vacuumed an area rug looks especially attractive. As long as you pass the vacuum over your rugs on a relatively regular basis you can keep them looking as nice as they did on the day that you brought them home. However vacuuming an area rug is a little different than vacuuming wall-to-wall carpeting; a few things to keep in mind include:
The first thing you need to do is determine which pad if any you need to use. Pads for area rugs comes in many types and have many uses. Some of the available pads are gripping pads that dont let the rug skid felt for extra softness (in some areas felt can make a rug slide or move around unless you have a heavy piece of furniture on it) polyurethane or sponge rubber. Polyurethane and sponge rubber are the least used. Sponge rubber can leave marks on the hardwood floor and polyurethane can decrease the airflow under the floor causing possible damage to the hardwood floor. Each of these pads has a use and reason for this use.
So you want to find the rugs that will reflect your personality and style while providing room definition comfort design elements to unite the rooms elements and the designers touch every room can have. Choosing the right rug for each area can be daunting and use more time than you have. Unless of course you shop on line like I do. The "running from store to store is a thing of the past. There is no way I could have perused the vast amount of rugs in stores that I was able to examine from my family room sofa with my laptop. As you search this site youll get new ideas and begin to form images of the way your home will look with the addition of their beautiful versatile rugs! Have fun looking for rugs for all the special areas of your home!
Watch Out for the Fringe - The fringed border of an area rug should be avoided when vacuuming. Fringe can fray or even get wrapped up around the beater brush of a vacuum cleaner. Nothing detracts from the appearance of a gorgeous rug quite like stray pieces of fringe so always use caution.