You’ll find a variety of materials when shopping for the right rug pad: felt, rubber, latex, or plastic. Manufacturers use these materials to create a variety of different functions. Choosing the right is a challenge.
What is one of our favorite rug pad combinations? Natural rubber and felt rug pads.
The felt provides cushioning, which feels lovely and offers excellent protection.
Combining them will give you a soft, fluffy pad to keep your rug in place in areas with high traffic or slippery floors.
This article will cover everything you need about a felt rug pad, a felt rug pad made of rubber, and a rubber and felt rug mat.
What is a felt and rubber rug pad
Natural rubber and felt Rug Liners are made from recycled felt and synthetic yarns.
The natural rubber has a strong grip that holds area rugs and runners in place. It also prevents slippage, making it ideal for areas with high foot traffic, such as hallways, doorways, and kitchens.
Rubber is also safe for laminate, vinyl, hardwood, and tile floors. You can relax knowing the pad won’t damage or stain your flooring.
The Felt pad is made of wool and synthetic fibers from carpet and unused yarn. They are then pressed together to give you a thick, cozy feeling underfoot. The felt pad is perfect for large carpets that do not require grips, such as those in the living room, bedroom, or lounge.
Combine these two materials, and you will have the ultimate rug pad. It will work in almost any situation.
Why choose natural rubber or felt rug pads instead of synthetic ones
These rug pads are not only awesome, but they also have many other benefits.
Explore the many reasons why a rug pad that is made from both natural rubber as well as felt can be useful.
Both materials are eco-friendly
The rug liners will not release harmful toxins or off-gas like other plastic rug pads, so they will not degrade the air quality of your home. These pads are low in VOCs and have no bad smells. We want you and your family to breathe comfortably at home.
Natural materials are also better for the environment than harmful chemicals and plasticizers. We ensure that our natural rubber comes from sustainable sources and use recycled fibers to make the feet so we don’t contribute more waste.
The floor won’t be damaged or discolored
Removing your rug pad’s not a good idea, only to find it covered in discoloration, scratches, and disintegrated clay fillers. Half the purpose of a rug pad is to shield your floor, so why would it do the opposite? Total nightmare!
We’ve taken extra care to ensure our pads won’t damage your floor.
The natural rubber material sticks to the floor but not the carpet (as seen below). This makes it easy to lift or move and to clean underneath. The recycled felt is soft and breathable, so it won’t scratch the floor and will keep them dry and avoid discoloration.
You’ll get better soundproofing for your floors
Do you hear every word? Single. A thick or felt rug pad may help if you have a lot of noise.
The felt material diffuses the reflection from the floor to reduce noise. It also prevents high-frequency sounds from passing through the floor. It is not the perfect soundproofing solution, but soundproofing carpet pads will soothe your ears.
Click here to learn more about soundproofing your floors.
How is natural rubber and felt made into rug pads
A heat-pressing technique produces felt and rubber rug pads. That’s right. No harsh chemicals, No nasty-smelling adhesives. Heat-pressed rug pads are made from all-natural materials.
This is how it all works:
Our felt is made from recycled materials and is sourced sustainably from plants.
The manufacturers use needle punching to join the felt fibers to achieve the desired thickness.
Create a thin rubber layer for the non-slip backing.
Heat-pressed components create a rug pad that is thick and durable.
Note that the heat-pressing process does not use glue or adhesives.
Why choose heat pressing instead of glue or adhesives? Here are a few of the reasons why:
Heat pressing is a better alternative to glue, which will eventually deteriorate and stop holding felt and rubber together.
The rubber and felt are bonded together to prevent shedding excessively.
The rug pad does not emit odor.
The rug pad does not adhere to or smear your floor (which is what can happen with glue and adhesives).
This process will give you a durable pad that is safe for your floor.
Uses for natural rubber and felt rug pads
Natural rubber and felt rug mats are among the safest and most versatile. There are only a few instances where we would say do not and recommend a felt or natural rubber rug mat.
These rug pads are suitable for most types of flooring, including vinyl, laminate, and tile. They also cover all the features you want from a rug pad, including Cushion, Grip, and Floor Protection.
In some situations, the combination of felt and natural rubber is particularly useful.
Living room area rug
Most felt-and-natural rubber rug pads have more felt than rubber, giving them a plush and cushioned feeling.
The dense felt material will make the hard floor surface softer so that your family or friends can lie down on it comfortably.
A thick rug pad softens any surface, even if it isn’t as comfortable as a sofa.
Rubber is used if your living room rug has a small size or does not have enough anchoring to keep it in place (or you have unruly children or dogs who are always moving the rug). Rubber will grip the floor, while felt will grip the rug. Your living room area rug can stay in place.
Don’t let that rug be yours.