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What are the best rug pads for protection of the hardwood floor and rugs

Hardwood is the most common type of floor and a favorite for many. This makes the production of rug pads for hardwood floor be on demand. The unfortunate thing is the damage that usually occurs to hardwood floors when homeowners unsuspectingly use the wrong type of rug pads. Wrong rug pads usually create a reaction between the floor finish and the rug pad material leading to damage of the floor.

In this article, we will discuss the polyurethane coated hardwood floors which are the most common type

One problem that most consumers are faced with is the labeling on the rugs which says, ‘safe for use with wood floors’. Well, the labeling maybe correct but homeowners have to realize there is coating layer on top of the wood. Consumers should not assume that everything will be okay since the rug pad is good with wood floors. The actual raw wood does not actually come into contact with the rug pads. The polyurethane finish is the material that comes into contact with the rug pads.

Types of area rug pads to avoid

Rug pads made from rubber, latex and foam backed should be avoided as they are bound to damage your floor. Plastic matted rug pads are also not good as they can bleed into the wood leaving their imprints. Padding and non-ventilated rugs should also be avoided as the floor coating will need aeration on a regular basis.

Rugs containing the PVC material and plasticizers will discolor the wood when they bleed the petrol used to make them. Most of the damages from this rug pads are permanent and can create a bad look on your floor. The floors usually need some space for ‘breathing’.

Another popular product to avoid is the anti-skid synthetic rubber commonly used to line drawers and shelves. They have a very bad damaging effect leaving some crisscross grid markings which rarely go off. They usually leave imprints of an egg crate on your floor which is permanent.

One most surprising thing is that most flooring stores or carpet shops will recommend it. They will tell you it is a good product and you should try it for your home. This should never be the case and never try to experiment with your home. There is no need to take chances, one can only buy it you are absolutely sure there will be damage on your floor.


We have seen the kind of damage such rug pads can do to hardwood flooring charlotte nc. Most of the damage will not be repaired by simple buffing and re-polishing. The only way to clear the stain will be by sanding it out and this means sanding the entire floor of your house.

The bathroom style rugs with a rubber backing usually have a damaging effect on the floor. They are commonly known for the vinyl flooring and the yellowing of the linoleum. They cause a permanent discoloration on the hardwood floors. Lastly try and avoid very stiff pads coming with grippers or cleats. They are also known to cause indentations on wood although most people prefer using them near the entrances.


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Taylor Evan Fulks…a wife, a mother, a healer, a loud and enthusiastic sports fan, an ATM, a domestic CEO, and a passionate writer.

Welcome to Taylor-Made Thoughts & Doodles!

There’s something to be said for determination and perseverance. I am living, breathing proof of that. I think it actually all boils down to attitude! Like when you buy a smart-phone. A teenager sees the newest phone out there with all the bells and whistles, apps and widgets, buttons and gizmos and says, “this totally rocks!” Whereas, a tech-virgin like myself sees one of these beasts and panics saying, “how in the hell am I going to learn how to use this?” See, it’s all about attitude.

Over the last eighteen months, I have had a complete attitude adjustment. If you dream it, put in the work, do the research, and combine all of that with sheer determination and perseverance…you can do anything! I know this to be true because I started out with a pen and paper (literally–I bought a computer months later) and a story, and now, I’m about to launch my first novel, My Prison Without Bars…The Journey of a Damaged Woman to Someplace Normal.

Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius! ~Georges-Louis Leclere

I have learned so much over the last year and a half from authors and bloggers more than willing to share their knowledge and expertise, to guide new writers through the mazes of the publishing industry….for free! So now, I want to do my part to help others. I do not presume to be an expert by any means, but I have done quite a bit of research over the last year. I have stumbled and fallen several times–cried and told myself I couldn’t do this…it’s too hard! But I did it anyway! And so can you!

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Just a thought…encompasses my journey through the jungle of self-publishing. I want to offer websites, blog sites, self-pub and standard pub sites, links to editing and better utilization of social networking, etc…that hopefully will guide others toward and easier path than I had. Essentially, guide you toward help. Just a doodle…is a place to rant (occasionally) or post a great read, movie, video, or song…or just a place to chat.

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