Wood floors vs. latex-backed rugs?

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by jah213@gmail.com, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Most of what I've read about wood floors has discouraged using rugs
    with latex backing. How is one supposed to keep throw rugs and area
    carpets in place without latex backing or pads? Is it really that bad
    for the floor? (I suspect it might be, as there is an area near the
    dining room door in my house that looks as though a latex-backed throw
    rug was used and stuck to the floor at some point.)

    Thanks in advance,
    Jo Ann
    , Aug 30, 2006
    #1
  2. Nick Hull Guest

    In article <>,
    "" <> wrote:

    > Most of what I've read about wood floors has discouraged using rugs
    > with latex backing. How is one supposed to keep throw rugs and area
    > carpets in place without latex backing or pads?


    Nails? ;)
    Nick Hull, Aug 30, 2006
    #2
  3. Goedjn Guest

    On Wed, 30 Aug 2006 10:24:29 -0700, Nick Hull <> wrote:

    >In article <>,
    > "" <> wrote:
    >
    >> Most of what I've read about wood floors has discouraged using rugs
    >> with latex backing. How is one supposed to keep throw rugs and area
    >> carpets in place without latex backing or pads?

    >
    >Nails? ;)



    Since the area with the rugs is covered by the rug, why do you
    you care if the non-skid backing marks the finish? It won't
    hurt the wood any, and you'll need to re-finish the floor
    if you permanantly remove the rug, because of differences in
    fading anyway.
    Goedjn, Aug 30, 2006
    #3
  4. <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Most of what I've read about wood floors has discouraged using rugs
    > with latex backing. How is one supposed to keep throw rugs and area
    > carpets in place without latex backing or pads? Is it really that bad
    > for the floor? (I suspect it might be, as there is an area near the
    > dining room door in my house that looks as though a latex-backed throw
    > rug was used and stuck to the floor at some point.)
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Jo Ann
    >


    You can buy rug pads that go under the rug that are not latex backed.
    We've done this in a number of places over saltillo tile and wood with no
    issues yet.
    Cheers,
    cc
    James \Cubby\ Culbertson, Aug 30, 2006
    #4
  5. "Goedjn" <> wrote in message
    >
    > Since the area with the rugs is covered by the rug, why do you
    > you care if the non-skid backing marks the finish? It won't
    > hurt the wood any, and you'll need to re-finish the floor
    > if you permanantly remove the rug, because of differences in
    > fading anyway.
    >


    Some latex backed rugs would leave marks and stick to certain finishes. If
    you were to simply re-arrange the furniture, it would look like crap. I
    have a couple of rugs in my family room and there is no reason to re-finish
    anything as the furniture is moved, nor has the floor faded in some areas,
    at least not after four years so far. Most of the room is open floor, rugs
    are only at hte door and in front of cone chair and sofa.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Aug 30, 2006
    #5
  6. Guest

    Exactly! This is essentially how I want to use the rugs, too. Do you
    know what kind of latex (or non-latex backing) I could look for that
    would prevent the marks?

    Jo Ann

    Edwin Pawlowski wrote:
    > Some latex backed rugs would leave marks and stick to certain finishes. If
    > you were to simply re-arrange the furniture, it would look like crap. I
    > have a couple of rugs in my family room and there is no reason to re-finish
    > anything as the furniture is moved, nor has the floor faded in some areas,
    > at least not after four years so far. Most of the room is open floor, rugs
    > are only at hte door and in front of cone chair and sofa.
    , Aug 30, 2006
    #6
  7. <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Exactly! This is essentially how I want to use the rugs, too. Do you
    > know what kind of latex (or non-latex backing) I could look for that
    > would prevent the marks?
    >


    Can't say for sure. I just looked at the rug in front of my recliner. It
    has a rubber back of some sort and it in good condition and no marks. There
    is no label to ID it though.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Aug 31, 2006
    #7

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