Most of what I've read about wood floors has discouraged using rugs
with latex backing. How is one supposed to keep throw rugs and area
carpets in place without latex backing or pads? Is it really that bad
for the floor? (I suspect it might be, as there is an area near the
dining room door in my house that looks as though a latex-backed throw
rug was used and stuck to the floor at some point.)
Thanks in advance,
Since the area with the rugs is covered by the rug, why do you
you care if the non-skid backing marks the finish? It won't
hurt the wood any, and you'll need to re-finish the floor
if you permanantly remove the rug, because of differences in
Some latex backed rugs would leave marks and stick to certain finishes. If
you were to simply re-arrange the furniture, it would look like crap. I
have a couple of rugs in my family room and there is no reason to re-finish
anything as the furniture is moved, nor has the floor faded in some areas,
at least not after four years so far. Most of the room is open floor, rugs
are only at hte door and in front of cone chair and sofa.
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