Does a rug pad really extend the life of your area rug?

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Yes. As rugs are walked on, they are ground into the hard floor which makes the rug wear faster, especially in areas of high traffic. In a good quality rug, you may not notice the difference in a rug that has had a pad and a rug that hasn't until they are 50+ years old. In older rugs and in flat-weave rugs, the difference will be seen much sooner. When shopping for a pad, get something that is thick and rubber on one side and rough wool on the other. Opt for purchasing rug pad from a rug store as opposed to a linens or hardware store, as this will actually promote better wear. The other pads are usually just to prevent skidding.
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What is a rug?

A rug is a partial covering for the floor, or, figuratively, a wigor hairpiece.

Can you wash rug pads?

You can, but it is not really ever cost effective to do so. A good rug pad has a lifespan of about 5 years. By the time it needs cleaning, it probably will no longer have its

Is an area rug two dimensional?

do you mean rug as in carpet. These dimenstions are usually expressed is length x width, which is an area. There are also instances where a rug is expressed in terms of length

Where can you find cheap rug pads?

There are several places you can find cheap rug pags. is a great place to find all kinds of deals. Other websites such as, and homede

Is a rug pad necessary for a large rug?

A rug pad is not mandatory. However, if placing a large rug on wood or tile floors, the pad will protect the floor underneath from spills and dirt being ground in. It will als

What is the main use of a rug pad?

The main use of a rug pad is to stop your rug from sliding on the floor. It not only keeps your rug in place, it also helps to protect your floors and keeps you safe from trip

What is the difference between a runner rug and an area rug?

A runner rug is typically used in narrow spaces such as hallwaysand stairs. This is the reason the length is usually much greaterthan the width. Area rugs are used in the cent

How expensive are shag area rugs?

The price of a shag area rug would depend on the size of the rug you are looking for. You can find a small one to put in front of a door or sink for about $20 and up. Larger r
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Where is a good place to purchase area rug pads?

Rug padding can be purchased from home improvement stores such as Home Depot or Lowe's. Target and Macy's also carry rug pads. These rug pads all come in different length and