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Old 07-28-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Nor Cal in our future
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Does anyone know if the nonslip pads that you put under rugs on hardwood floors discolor the floors. The hardwood floors have a shine on them so I think they are sealed. (just moved into house 2 weeks ago)(old owners unavailable)

The pads that I bought are the ones from Target. Thanks for any insight.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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All wood species are photosensitive. Covering an area with a rug, can cause there to be a patina difference from the covered and uncovered parts of the floor.
Exotic wood Brazilian Cherry/Jatoba, will change colors before your eyes, in a high UV environment, say a living room with big windows.

Rubber pads are good for concrete, but only use felt pad under area rugs, over wood flooring. There are some no slip pads that will stick to the wood finish over time, be very careful of those.
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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I am getting ready to restain and reseal my hardwoods and where oriental rugs and area rugs were are different in sheen and color. I have oak floors stained a medium brown. I used the recommended pads. I think this is due to sunlight affecting the existing flooors that were not covered! I have yet to find the perfect pads for chairs so they do not scuff the floors. I should own stock in all the kinds I have tried as they tend to fall off or wear out easily!
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:32 AM
 
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I am getting ready to restain and reseal my hardwoods and where oriental rugs and area rugs were are different in sheen and color. I have oak floors stained a medium brown. I used the recommended pads. I think this is due to sunlight affecting the existing flooors that were not covered! I have yet to find the perfect pads for chairs so they do not scuff the floors. I should own stock in all the kinds I have tried as they tend to fall off or wear out easily!


Felt pads will all wear out over time. If not prepped right, the stick-on will fall off.

It is like the oil in your car or truck. It should be checked often, and changed when needed.
(I know people that buy a new vehicle, and NEVER change the oil!!!!)
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:46 AM
 
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So where does one get felt pads that area big enough for area rugs. I was hoping to use the other ones so that you wouldn't take your life into your own hands by walking across the rugs and having them slip out from under you.

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All wood species are photosensitive. Covering an area with a rug, can cause there to be a patina difference from the covered and uncovered parts of the floor.
Exotic wood Brazilian Cherry/Jatoba, will change colors before your eyes, in a high UV environment, say a living room with big windows.

Rubber pads are good for concrete, but only use felt pad under area rugs, over wood flooring. There are some no slip pads that will stick to the wood finish over time, be very careful of those.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:35 PM
 
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Hope I don't get in trouble for posting these links??


Rug Pads: Area Rugs by Leggett & Platt: Super Movenot Non-Slip Felt Rug Pad (Carpet or Hard Surfaces)
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:55 AM
 
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Thanks Bentbow...
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