While reading the main RugBuddy page on this website, you may have been wondering why a rug underlay is necessary.
There are a number of different reasons and they vary according to the circumstances. Some are common sense but other reasons are of a technical nature according to the floor surface and the fact that you are putting a heated floor mat on top..
4 Reasons why underlay is essential
1. On concrete, stone or tiled floor direct, you use an anti-slip underlay for your safety and/or a thicker underlay to improve RugBuddy performance.
2. On laminate and solid woods you use a good underlay of an anti-slip nature for your safety and to help limit temperatures ( 27ºC max) on the flooring surface. This is to protect laminate and wood texture/treatments/finishes.
3. On carpeted flooring you use at least an anti-creep underlay to avoid the RugBuddy (and covering rug) “walking” on the fixed carpet pile.
4. On vinyl (PVC) you use a good underlay of an anti-slip nature for your safety and to help limit the vinyl temperature to remain within manufacturer specifications (27ºC).
There is more information on rug underlay in RugBuddy FAQs
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Please call me on the number at the top of the screen if you have any questions about rug underlay.