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POTENTIAL DANGERS OF USING RUGS ON HARDWOOD FLOORS

POTENTIAL DANGERS OF USING RUGS ON HARDWOOD FLOORS

Beware Of Patches

Your Pasadena flooring contractor has finished laying your stunning hardwood floor. Enjoy looking at it while you can before the furniture goes back in. You will never see that full expanse again. The flooring contractor has done his job and may not think to warn you of rug danger.

If you are using a Pasadena interior designer to help with your decor, designers love rugs to break up a space and act as an anchor for groups of furniture. Rugs add depth and texture and can become a focal point. You can use them on hardwood floors but just be aware of the damage they can cause.

BEWARE THE BACKING

Top Pasadena flooring contractors  should provide you with maintenance information once your flooring has been handed over. Your flooring contractor however is not aware what furniture you may use or whether you may use rugs. Don’t use rugs with a rubber, foam or plastic backing as they can cause moisture to be trapped underneath. Moisture and wood are not good friends and the dampness can damage and discolor the wood. These marks are not easy to remove. Check with your flooring contractor or interior designer which is the safest back to use.

HAVE A GOOD TRIP

Safety can be an issue with any rugs, particularly where the very young and very old are concerned. You need a backing that will hold a rug in place so it does not slide when someone walks on it, but a backing that has no risk of trapping moisture. Ask your flooring contractor what he recommends.

BEWARE THE GRIT

Grit and dirt can get underneath a rug.  One little bit of cat litter can be  causing scratches without you being aware of it. Vacuum well before putting down a rug on your hardwood floor.

FADE AWAY

You have a big picture windows to let in the warm Pasadena sunshine. It streams in onto your hardwood floor. Over time the sun will fade the wood. If you have a rug on your hardwood, this area will be protected from the harsh rays. Imagine your distress when you lift the rug to find the color darker underneath than the rest of the floor. This is not an easy problem for a flooring contractor to fix.