One of our decorating obsessions at Powell Brower Interiors is RUGS--timeless, classic, antique, turkish, oriental and uniquely designed rugs. We have not been obsessed with rug pads, until now...
Did you know some rug pads can be TOXIC? yikes
"Roughly 90% of all rug pads come from overseas. They are chemically rich and toxic breeding grounds for odor causing bacteria and VOC emissions. In addition, the petrochemical oils in pvc pads can often dissipate into the floor, permanently marring and discoloring your floor finishes over time," according to W.McDonald at RugpadUSA.com.
Admittedly I did not know alot about rug pads and have been guided by cost in the past, like most consumers. I have used the cheap plastic( synthetic latex) open grid type ...until now.
I have found that same grid mark impressed onto my hardwood floors and it is not easy to remove. Little did I know this type of rug pad is most often toxic, disintegrates and doesn't last.
Enter RUGPADUSA's Premium Lock felt rug pad. These kind folks were generous enough to ship us a felt rug pad for review, and man, are the blinder's off and I'm getting educated about rug pads!
This is their top recommended rug pad for orientals, natural fibers, and flat weaves on hardwood floors.
It is USA made with 100% felt on top and natural rubber on the bottom. The layer is heat pressed together with no added glue or chemicals (low VOC's). Use as shown on hardwoods, tile, concrete, etc. or flip it over with rubber on top for application of an area rug on top of wall-to-wall carpeting.
They have a 20 year warranty, no odor, free shipping, free custom cutting, and free returns! No that's customer service! Plus they have a Trade account program for designer's.
Be smart in choosing rug pads that are eco-friendly, made in the USA and the right choice to protect your rug and floor investment. Please consider RugpadsUSA as your rug pad source!
Have a great week!