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The Importance Of A Quality Rug Pad

Jan 24, 2008
Although the rug is what you see on the surface, there is much more that goes into the actual installation process. As you can imagine, a rug is not simply laid on top of the concrete or wood that is already in place. While this could be done, it is not something that you want to do if you want the job completed the right way. When it comes down to it, the rug pad that is used is just as important as what you see on the surface. If the correct rug pad is used, you will recognize this in a number of different ways. Of course, if the rug pad is left out, or a low quality option is used, you are going to notice this as well; just not in the same way.

There are three reasons that using a quality rug pad is important. First off, this goes a long way in making sure that your rug is durable and lasts for years on end. If your rug is simply laid on top of wood or concrete, it is going to wear quickly. And while you may not notice this early on, as time goes by, you will surely be able to tell that your rug is beginning to wear out. To avoid this, make sure that the proper rug pad is used. And if you are not the one doing the installation, you should make sure that you still know what is going on. After all, once your rug is in place there is no possible way to determine with 100 percent accuracy as to if the right pad was used. In fact, the only way that you could do this would be by lifting the entire rug; a process that you probably do not want to get involved with.

In addition to the durability that a rug pad will add, you should also consider that it will make the job look better as well. With the proper pad you can be rest assured that the rug is going to lay as it should. There is nothing worse than a rug that is not laying flush on the ground. Not only is this going to look bad, but it can be very dangerous at the same time. You do not want to find yourself tripping over your rug time and time again, do you?

Finally, a quality pad will also make your rug more comfortable to walk on. Again, the pad is used as a buffer between the rug itself and the floor that is underneath. As you can imagine, when you are walking on a rug with a pad underneath it will be much more comfortable. This may only be a thin layer of protection, but you will definitely be able to notice the difference when you are walking in your bare or sock feet.

The pad that you use under your rug is very important. You want to make sure that you get a rug pad that is of high quality, and of course, one that is known to get the job done. No matter who is installing your new rugs, make sure that you do your research into the pad that is being used. It is better to be safe than sorry!
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John James writes about rug pads at Bold Rugs dot com and how it can help accent your home's interior.
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