Area Rug Underlayment for Safety and Comfort.
Keep your area rugs safely in place, cushion them from premature wear and enhance their appearance and comfort with the proper underlayment. Whether your rugs are placed on a hard surface floor or over carpet, D.A. Burns has the appropriate underlayment for you. And, we’ll custom cut them to fit your rugs. Call us at 206-782-2268 or visit one of our stores to order.
We’ve chosen to offer what we consider the best padding on the market and have four choices that are appropriate in these situations:
- Over a hard surface floor – Durahold and Wunder Grip.
- Over an installed carpet: Nomuv and Wunderlock.
Durahold is made from recycled new carpet fiber, and is non-allergenic. It has enough cushion to protect the rug from foot impacts and increase comfort, will contain fine grit to help prevent floor damage, and has a back-coating to resist movement. It is washable and comes with a ten-year warranty. This is the best overall pad we’ve found for use with area rugs.
Wunder Grip is made from expanded vinyl foam mesh. It will not degrade or discolor flooring like some look-alike products. It is appropriate for smaller rugs or where keeping the overall rug height low is desirable. It is washable and is warranted to maintain non-slip properties for twenty years.
Nomuv is a firm pad made from recycled new carpet fiber and has one “grippy” side and one “slippy” side. When placed over installed carpet, the slippy side allows the pile of wall-to-wall carpet to move without moving the rug and pad while the grippy side holds the rug in place. It is washable and comes with a ten-year warranty.
NOTE: We’ve found that some wall-to-wall carpet will have such a strong nap direction that an area rug can’t be used!
Wunder Lock is a thin white felt coated with a dry adhesive that won’t transfer to carpet. It works exceptionally well to hold small rugs in place and in some cases can be used under larger rugs. It can be placed and moved several times without losing tack.
Within our service area we can also deliver and place the new pad for you. Call if you have any questions or to place an order and pay by phone. 206.782.2268