A Persian Rug Pad serves a number of purposes. Most people out there don’t think about buying a rug pad when the opt to purchase an area rug. They just throw the rug down and wonder why it wont lay flat, or why it bunches in the corners.
If your Oriental rug dealer pushes you a little more on a pad, don’t assume that it is an unnecessary upgrade. A high-quality pad will help truly help increase the life of your expensive carpet.
The added cushion will provide an enormous benefit for both your floors and your area rug. Softening your area rug will both help it last longer and provide more insulation.
There are a number of area rug pad materials and benefits on the market. The overwhelming majority is made from polyurethane foam, also known as pvc. There is a huge varying degree of pvc pads, some that are cheap and will fall apart, and some that are expensive and will last a lifetime.
Choose the right amount of thickness that compliments your area rug. Commercial and low pile area rugs could use the support from a thicker area rug. The thicker and more dense, the better.
If your in a hot and humid zone, use a rug pad with a moisture barrier. This will really help prevent mold and mildew from forming. Essentials the pad will have a plastic layer on the inside or outside, which will not allow moisture to pass through.
Move your Oriental rugs around periodically. This is because your hardwood underneath your area rugs should see some sun. It’s typically not the best idea to leave your hardwoods covered for a long time as they will change a different color from areas that have been receiving sunlight over the years. This depends on the type of hardwood used.