Rug pads and other non slip covers discussed

Felt Rug Pad

A felt rug pad ensures a non skid and non slip nature of your area rug on hardwood floors and more slippery surfaces.

Using a rug to protect your hardwood floors is a great idea.  They are ideal for ensuring that you never have to worry about your floors getting scratched from too much foot traffic.  However, your rug can really get damaged over time, and lose it’s ability to protect your floor.  But have you ever considered purchasing a felt rug pad to increase the life of your rug?   These are ideal for ensuring that your floor is completely protected, but also ensuring that you get the most out of your rug during the course of it’s lifetime.  Plus you can find felt rug pads of all different sizes, so there’s bound to be one that’s perfect for you.

There are a few considerations that you’ll want to make before buying just any felt rug pad however, and one of the most important factors to consider is going to be the size of pad that you need.  While you may not be able to find a pad that’s perfectly sized for your rug, you can ensure that the one you choose isn’t too small.  For that reason, you’ll want to measure you rug beforehand, so that you know the minimum size that you need.  But if you purchase a pad that’s too large, don’t worry, they are very easy to cut, so you can simply trim it down to rug size, in no time at all.

You will also want to consider the thickness of the felt rug pad that you purchase, as they come in a variety of different sizes.  Some pads are fairly thick, while others can be very thin and flat.  The thicker the pad is, usually the more durable you rug will be.  However, with a thick pad, you also prop your rug up from the floor quite a bit, which can make the room look a little awkward.  Plus, that little rise can be come easy to trip over, which can be a little bit of problem when you have guests that aren’t used to the layout of your home.  So the thickness you choose can actually be important, as is something you’ll want to consider.

Also, because a felt rug pad can be somewhat smooth and slippery, you may want to consider purchasing a combination felt and rubber pad.  This way, you can ensure that your rug grips the floor appropriately, so that there is no risk of slipping or sliding when transitioning from the floor to the surface of the rug.  Plus, these pads tend to be extremely durable, so you can count on them to get the job done every single time.

You can typically purchase a felt rug pad from most department stores.  Whether you normally shop at Walmart or Home Depot, you should be able to find exactly what you need.  Remember to purchase one that’ s large enough for your rug, and one that will work the best in your home.  With the right felt rug pad you can really extend the life of your rug, and ensure that your floor is protect for literally years to come.