Do You Need to Purchase a Rug Pad?
A well-made area rug serves many purposes: not only does it beautify your home, but it also protects the flooring underneath from UV damage and scratches. Of course, the highest quality area rugs can cost thousands; even a bound carpet remnant will set you back a few hundred dollars. That’s an investment worth protecting.
If you want to prolong the life of your area rug, getting a rug pad is a great idea, and it provides a range of other benefits as well. As the rug care experts for Bucks and Montgomery County, PA, JMS Enterprises would like to share with you the top benefits of purchasing a rug pad.
Prolonging the Life of Your Rugs
When your rugs shift around on the floor, it creates friction that can wear away at your rug’s backing material. Over time, this can cause the rug fibers to come loose, causing it to literally fall apart at the seams. A rug pad will prevent your rug from sliding around on the floor and can also minimize dents from heavy furniture and other common hazards.
A high-quality rug pad will also have ridges or bumps, allowing it to trap abrasive dirt that makes its way into the rug fibers. This keeps dirt out of the rug backing, so it won’t wear away and cause rug fibers to come loose.
Making Your Home Safer
A slippery rug can be very dangerous. If your rug slides around, it could cause you to fall and become injured. You could also trip over corners that are always coming up. A good rug pad will prevent both of these problems so you won’t have to worry about your rug causing an accident.
Protecting Your Flooring
A rug can protect your floor, but it can also cause damage when it slides around. Carpet-like rugs have a rough, plastic backing material that can abrade hardwoods and other delicate floors. Even hand-knotted rugs can create a pattern of wear over time. Your rug pad will prevent wear and also stop liquid spills from reaching the flooring underneath.
Nothing beats the feeling of walking on a plush rug, and a quality rug pad will only enhance that feeling. With your rug pad in place, you can kick off your shoes and enjoy the feeling of walking around on a cloud!
Rug Pad Care and Maintenance
When buying a rug pad, it’s important that you don’t go for the cheapest option. Low-quality rug pads can deteriorate quickly, and may actually damage your floors or rug backing. More expensive rug pads will last longer, and some can even be cleaned to increase their lifespan. Regardless, you should regularly inspect your rug pad to ensure it is clean and in good condition. If it looks too worn, it’s time to buy a new rug pad. For more information about rug pads, watch the video “Do I Need a Rug Pad?” on our customer education videos page.
Just like rug pads, your area rugs need regular cleaning and maintenance to make them last longer. At JMS Enterprises, we specialize in cleaning all types of area rugs at our Rug Salon. We will be happy to remove the rugs from your home, clean them at our facility using specialized equipment, and deliver them back to you. Call (215) 706-0188 for the best area rug cleaning in the Main Line area and for a range of other services including upholstery cleaning, air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, and more.