When I told my husband how we made a big mistake by not installing the right carpet pad in our children’s room, he nodded his head and agreed with me in full, we lost a precious carpet which was an expensive gift from my mother for our wedding day seven years ago. If you are just a little bit in interior design you would know that those things are really expensive, they can range from $1.000 up to $10.000, depending on the quality. So, what did the children do? The things which all children do – running around, playing, stomping and so on. We thought that the rug would withstand that stomped for years, but it seems the hard floor under the rug didn’t agree with us. And we had to throw it away a few days ago. And that’s why I’m writing this article now, to let all of your freshly baked parents know what to do in your children’s room and in the hallways where you know that a lot of people will stomp on it.
YOU NEED SOMETHING BETWEEN THE FLOOR AND YOUR EXPENSIVE CARPET
The main passageway which is located on the front of the house had a nice rubber rug pad between the hard floor and our Persian rug, after 15 years the only thing which we need to do here and there was to clean it regularly, nothing new for a clean house. The rubber rug pad which was in-between protected the carpet, absorbed almost all of the footsteps and constant furniture relocations. So not only did it offer protection, it was and still is more energy efficient, it holds the heat better then the cold floor below it (if you don’t have floor heating). And if you have children upstairs, you should think twice about not installing one, why?
IT DAMPENS THE SOUND AND MAKES THE FLOOR SOFTER
Your first free Sunday this month and the only thing which you hear in the morning is someone upstairs running around, you hear each and every step, and then after a few seconds you can hear a cry, what happened? Your kid fell down because he’s a kid and kids run around, and as he fell down he fell on the hard floor, and now it hurts like hell. Well, if you had rubber rug pads in-between, you would be still sleeping and your kid would not have a mean bruise – because the rubber rug pad dampens the sound of little feet running around, and it is also softer for walking, so the kids can fall on the floor without any (bigger) bruises.
AND, LET US BE HONEST, IT MAKES THE KIDS HAPPIER
Did you ever see kids playing on soft flooring? Well, I have, they are more relaxed, playing and jumping around makes more fun, and overall as a parent I feel safer knowing that they can’t hurt themselves (that much). So if you are a fresh parent it would be smart to take a look at rubber rug pads which you can place under your expensive carpets, not only will your medical bills be smaller, the carpet will also be in a much better condition after a few years. Rubber pads are cool, use them!