I just had new vinyl flooring installed in my kitchen.
The old vinyl had yellowing underneath three rugs. They were braided
rugs. Today I purchased new rugs with rubberized backing, and now a
friend told me she had yellowing on her vinyl due to rubberized backing.
Can anyone tell me what type of rugs I need for a viny floor?
Has anyone else had this problem?
Any rubber or plastic can interact with the flooring and the plasicisers in
it. There are no rugs in my kitchen for that reason. Even a braided rug
can have dyes that may interact over time.
I figured it must be the dye as it relates to my braided rugs. I just
cannot imagine not having a few throw rugs in the kitchen. Especially
during the winter, as it is so cold here.
Edwin Pawlowski wrote:
Rubberized or plastic-backed rugs are probably far safer than
free-floating(!) Is it the vinyl that has changed color, or do you
use waxes/polishes on your floor? Having had one experience with
stripping old wax from a quite small kitchen floor, I opted for clean,
not waxed. The only rug I have is a small wool one that comes into use
seasonally and is frequently moved around. I've never noticed any
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