Monday, July 13, 2015

Protecting floors

Even though I know it is not the best thing for a good rug or the floor underneath, I put this Persian directly on the floor just inside my front door. I had the idea that a rug pad would be too thick and either make the door hit it or a tripping hazard.

Years ago, when I was in my first few apartments I bought inexpensive latex pads and by the time I moved my floor looked like this. The material sort of melts a bit and is like hardened chewing gum. I knew I did not want to make that mistake again.

 Last year I bought this "as seen on TV" product to prevent slipping and the result is laughable.

I got a superior-lock low profile pad from and it fixed the slippage problem without being too thick it is made from felt and 100% natural rubber.

I was surprised to see the variety of rug pads available. Everything from super cushy to a thin natural rubber non-skid pad.
Did you know natural rubber is the safest material to use on all floors. While pvc pads“Stick” to floors, natural rubber will“grip” floors. Natural rubber has very low VOC’s and comes directly from
real rubber trees, thus out-gassing and floor staining is never an issue.
RugpadUSA is super affordable but you can get an extra 10% off if you sign up for their email list.
Go here to check it out.

This was a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.


therelishedroost said...

I have a rug that looks so similar to yours!! I do need some new rug pads! xo K

Karena Albert said...

So good to get a great recommendation on rug pads Kerry.. Thanks so much!!

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