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!

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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
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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
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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
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