Area rug in a well decorated Boca Raton, FL living space

Do all area rugs have a rubber backing?

Area rugs are known for their beautiful appearance, durable profile, and wide variety of shapes and sizes. But today, we'll talk about whether all these rugs have a rubber backing and what that means for you, so follow along with us here.

Rubber backings are not standard on all rugs

Some rugs have no backing, which leaves them susceptible to mold, mildew, and premature wear, directly impacting the flooring it covers. The backing material can be various materials for rugs that come with a backing, including felt and latex.

When a rubber-backed rug is chosen, it's essential to check to ensure the floor's finish will not react chemically with the rubber, especially with hardwood flooring. However, even if the rubber backing and the flooring finish are not compatible, you may still be able to utilize the rug with the addition of a rug pad beneath.

If you have more questions or concerns about rugs and their backing materials, be sure to visit us to find out more about them. We’ll help you find the perfect rug for any area, including 5 x 7 rugs, so stop by any time.

Visit us for your best area rugs and more

For the best area rugs in Boca Raton, FL, you'll want to visit us at the Exclusive Flooring Collection. We provide an extensive inventory of materials and all the services you need to turn them into a perfect option for your home.

From our Boca Raton, FL showroom location, we cater to Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Coral Springs, Parkland, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Miami, FL. We want to work with you to help you find the perfect area rugs for every room where rugs are needed.