Can I use a throw rug on a vinyl floor?

katrina_ellenApril 13, 2012

I just had Armstrong Stratamax sheet vinyl installed in my kitchen and am wondering if I can use a throw rug on top of it? I have read not to use a latex or rubber backed rug, but they all seem to use that for the backing. Any suggestions on what I can use without discoloring the vinyl?

Thanks for any help!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jessicaml

My mom had the discoloration problem in her old kitchen and bathroom, so I've always used rag rugs or oriental styles without backing. However, now that I have an active young cat, my rugs turn into piles in the corners. I considered trying that non-skid rug-backer stuff, but I'm not sure if it would discolor things or not.

Actually, I forgot and used standard bath rugs on our Armstrong vinyl in the bathroom, thinking the color is off-white and patterned enough that it might not show any discoloration; a year and a half later, so far so good. Is your flooring really light?

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 9:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
katrina_ellen

jessica,
The floor is a lighter tone, it looks like porcelein tile. My Mom won't use anything but rag rugs on hers, but those are slippery. The orientals are nice, but I would like something I can throw in the washer. I don't know about backer stuff either, most of that I think is latex or rubber. You would think they would sell more throw rugs for vinyl since its used so much.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 9:03AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
glennsfc

WunderGrip markets rug underpads from Germany that I sell to my customers. Contact them and perhaps they can give you the name of a local rep.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wunder Grip

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 9:47AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Best flooring for dog who doesn't 'hold it'
Hello Everyone- I am moving into a new house. The house...
krylander
What is the size of your longest hardwood floor boards?
What ranges are the sizes of your hard wood floor boards...
tlbean2004
My experience: refinish hardwood floors with Bona Traffic
I thought it would be helpful to others to read about...
nanj
Need help getting ink/marker off hard wood flooring
Anyone had a child mark on their hardwood floors with...
mattsarmymom
Wood or metal registers for new wood floors?
Hi --we currently have metal vents/registers on the...
bellacucina
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™