6. Two Rugs Are Better Than One!
There is a trend that has been on the rise in the ranks of popularity lately. That is layering. To layer your rug, you simply place one rug on top of another, right? Hold on. We understand what you must be thinking. It sounds crazy and maybe a waste of resources, but we promise you it’s not. There are lots of reasons why you should try this. It could be for the aesthetics, to make the rug color pop out, or even as a way to keep that old rug you like instead of throwing it or storing it away. If you prefer the concept of layering, you can also use a rug pad.
A rug pad, also known as a rug gripper, is a pad you place under your rug. Don’t be confused though, this is not the same as layering as the pad is often the same size as the rug, and in the first place, the rug pad is not a rug even. The pad exists to act as a buffer between your rug and the floor, especially if the rug is slippery. It prevents the slip, stops your rug from being crushed and its fibers from being matted down, thus increasing the rug’s lifespan. A rug pad is critical if your floor is a hardwood floor. This will prevent the rug from leaving marks or scratches on the floor so that when you decide to replace your rug or even remove it from that space, you will still have a floor that is as shiny and clean as the first time you made it.