Some of the worst climate to live in is the cold weather. The cold can be an unforgiving part of nature. Too much exposure to the cold can be extremely detrimental to health. Human civilization has progressed enough to build houses, which keep the cold out somewhat. However, advancement in home solutions has provided us a chance tolive very comfortably. For that, you need rug pads.
Rug pads are made of specially selected materials that are placed under rugs that keep them from sliding, slipping, and bunching up. In addition to that, the rug pads protect the floor from scratches and provide comfort while walking. Rug pads also have another use that is mostly unknown to the general population. Rug pads can be used as an insulation material. There are 3 factors, which signify how good a carpet will be at insulation.
Making Rug Pads Are A Tricky Business
There are many factors, which go into the production of a rug pad including the material used and the thickness of the pad among many others. And there are different standards used in the industry to gauge the quality of the rug pad. One of those variables is called the R-Factor. The R-Factor measures the amount of insulation it will provide to the floor. High values of the R-Factor imply that the rug pad is relativity good at preventing the escape of heat and vice versa. Usually a good insulation layer has an R-Factor value of 2 or higher. The R-Factor depends on many things including the material and the structural form. Durahold Rug Pads have some of the best R-Factor values ranging from 2 to 2.5.
Density of The Rug Pads
The density of the rug pad also counts towards its insulation capacity. Density basically relies on the material used. The density of the rug pad is measured as the weight of a cubic foot of the rug pad. The higher this measure is, the better the density of the layer, and the better the insulation capacity of the rug pad. The density of the rug pad also counts towards its durability and sturdiness. Regular Rug Pads have a density from 5 to 8 cubic feet. However, higher-grade rug pads can have a density of 25-30 as well, which are mostly used in an industrial setting. The manufacturer mentions the density sometimes in yards instead of feet. Making comparisons between rug pads with different density measurements will require a little bit of math.
In general, thickness of the rug pad and its insulation are highly correlated. Usually, a normal rug pad can be anywhere from one quarter to half an inch thick. Durahold Rug Pads have a higher thickness and can be up to one and a half inch think depending on the type. Thicker rug pads also provide other things like better traction and durability. Thicker pads are not always the best option, because the carpet can flex too much causing it to fall apart.