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Maximizing Your Rug’s Lifespan: The Essential Rug Pad You Didn’t Know You Needed

Once you’ve browsed through our extensive rugs catalogand finally chosen that perfect, high-quality rug for your space, a crucial question comes to mind – “Do I need a rug pad?” At Atelier Tapis Rouge, we firmly believe that the answer to this question is a resounding ‘yes.’ It’s akin to purchasing insurance for your beautifully crafted rug, ensuring your investment is well protected. In this blog, we’ll share three compelling reasons why rug pads are an essential addition to your carpet purchase.

Enhancing the Longevity of Your Rug

One of the key benefits of a rug pad is its ability to preserve your rug. By reducing friction between the rug and the floor, it prevents premature wear and tear, ensuring your rug remains in pristine condition for longer. Not only does a rug pad offer foundational support, but it also protects the pile of your carpet from getting crushed. When pressure is applied, the density of the pad allows the pile to bounce back more efficiently, preventing any potential damage or loosening.

Floor Protection and Accident Prevention

A rug pad is not just beneficial for your rug but for your floor as well. It acts as a protective barrier between your rug and the floor, absorbing impact, and preventing scratches or markings that could be caused by heavy furniture. Moreover, a rug pad also helps prevent the accumulation of dirt and debris which, when rubbed against a hard surface, can cause damage. By keeping your rug in place, a rug pad minimizes chances of slips and trips, making it especially important in households with children or the elderly.

Boosting Air Circulation and Comfort

Contrary to what you might think, a rug pad is also essential for promoting better airflow between your rug and the floor. This helps prevent the trapping of dirt and allergens, making it easier to clean your rug and maintain a healthy environment. Rug pads are especially beneficial in mitigating issues like mildew, mold, and unpleasant odors, thanks to their ability to facilitate proper ventilation.

A rug pad also adds an extra layer of cushioning to your rug, improving the comfort of your steps and aiding in sound absorption and insulation. This makes for a quieter, warmer room which could even result in lower heating costs.

While the thickness of your rug pad can determine the level of comfort, it’s important to keep in mind the thickness of your rug too. For instance, a thick pad may not be suitable for a thin rug as it could leave it vulnerable to damage. Generally, we recommend a rug pad that is about an inch shorter than your rug on each side, keeping your rug about ⅛th to ¼ inch off the floor.

Invest in a Rug Pad Today

We hope this blog has convinced you of the necessity of a rug pad. A wise investment, rug pads go beyond mere utility to add considerable value to your choice of rug. Whether it’s our premium medium profile pad for a plush finish, our low-profile pad for a sleek look, or our budget-friendly latex pad, we’ve got you covered. Check out our rug catalog pdf for more details, and remember, you can save 10% on a pad when you buy it along with a rug.

At Atelier Tapis Rouge, we’re here to help you make the most of your rug purchase. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more information about our rug pads and our array of handmade rugs available online. Don’t miss out on our exquisite selection of wool area rugs, modern area rugs, and abstract area rugs online.

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