Hypoallergenic Rug Pad Options To Minimize Allergic Reactions - RugPadUSA

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Over time, rugs collect dander, pet fur, dust mites, amongst other nasties. For allergy sufferers, this is a real nightmare - nothing spurs on a bout of sneezes or induces wheezing like years of accumulated allergens.

Thankfully, there is a solution to this health hazard.

One of the best ways to reduce allergens and alleviate allergies is to place a hypoallergenic rug pad under your rug. A high-quality hypoallergenic rug pad will not only reduce allergy-inducing contaminants but will also create a moisture barrier that will help to eliminate the development of molds - something that is also terribly triggering for allergy sufferers.

To help you reduce your allergy symptoms and create a healthier living space, we’ve put together this post to explain exactly what constitutes a hypoallergenic rug pad and how it can help you alleviate your allergies while at home.

What is a hypoallergenic rug pad?

A hypoallergenic rug pad is a type of rug pad that has been manufactured from materials that aim to reduce allergic reactions to pathogens and contaminants that collect in an area rug. These materials are:

Moisture resistance: one of the biggest reasons pathogens like mold and mildew love area rugs is because they trap moisture. Moisture is the life-blood of mold and mildew and without it, they can't reproduce and proliferate. For that reason, hypoallergenic rug pads are made to resist moisture and allow a rug to breathe. This is particularly important for living spaces that have been floored with moisture-retaining hardwood floor materials.

Anti-bacterial: the best hypoallergenic rug pads are made from natural fibers and materials. That's because many natural fibers like jute and natural rubber, by nature's design, are inherently anti-bacterial. This makes them a great choice for anti-allergenic products like hypoallergenic rug pads.

Anti-microbial: a premium or high-quality hypoallergenic rug pad will also be anti-microbial. This means they'll resist the growth of any type of microbe, including viruses and bacterias.

Anti-fungal: there’s no avoiding it, fungal spores are literally everywhere. To reduce the proliferation of these spores in your home, a premium rug pad that is hypoallergenic will help to resist and repel fungal growth and ensure you and your family members aren't breathing harmful fungal pathogens.

How hypoallergenic rug pads can benefit your health

Even if you aren't somebody who experiences allergies or other respiratory issues, a hypoallergenic rug pad will help keep your home's air easy and breathe and your living spaces feeling fresh and clean. For those that do have some form of sensitivities to airborne contaminants and pathogens, a high-quality hypoallergenic rug pad can seriously help to:

  • Reduce sneezing, itching, and other common symptoms of allergies.
  • Help to alleviate asthmatic symptoms that are often brought on by excess airborne particles.
  • Decrease exposure to toxic materials that cheap, low-quality rug pads are commonly made from.

Overall benefits of a rug pad

On top of the respiratory and overall health benefits of a hypoallergenic rug pad, hypoallergenic rug pads also deliver all the benefits of a normal high-quality rug pad. These benefits include:

Non-slip grip: a high-quality rug pad will be equipped with natural rubber or synthetic backing. This significantly reduces the amount of movement a rug will undergo when walked upon. Not only that but an area rug pad will also help to stop an area rug from curling, bunching, and folding.

Noise absorption: rug pads help to take the noise out of footsteps. This is particularly useful for multi-story homes and high-traffic living areas.

Added cushioning and comfort: just like carpet padding, rug pads add an extra layer of padding to a hard surface. This makes area rugs so much more pleasant and comfortable to stand and lay on.

Reduced furniture dents: that extra layer of rug pad padding is also great at reducing furniture dents. No matter if you have heavy furniture or extra abrasive objects, with a rug pad equipped furniture dents are sure to be a thing of the past.

Ease of cleaning: hypoallergenic rug pads can be washed in the washing machine and will dry quickly when hung out or put into a clothes dryer. This is particularly convenient to allergy sufferers as they can regularly machine wash an area rug pad and clean it of any accumulated dirt, dust, and grime.

Selecting the right rug pad for the job

Another great way to ensure your hypoallergenic rug pad helps to reduce allergy symptoms is to select the right one for the job. Hypoallergenic rug pads come in a wide variety of options. So to make it easier for you, we've highlighted two hypoallergenic rug pads that we recommend for different types of flooring and rugs.

Nature's Grip

Nature's Grip hypoallergenic carpet mat for nonslip rugs

People's sensitivities vary, sometimes it's not the accumulation of airborne contaminants that is the issue but instead their reaction to harmful chemicals. That's why Nature’s Grip Rug Pad is the answer to your search for a safe, non-toxic rug pad. It keeps area rugs in place without using any adhesives or harmful chemicals that are commonly used in synthetic and PVC rug pads. The low profile makes it the perfect choice for entryways, doorways, and high traffic areas, especially with runners or throw rugs that are notorious for constantly moving about.

Best of these types of floors:

Best for these types of rugs:

  • High-rise rugs
  • Throw rugs
  • Runners
  • Scatter rugs

Super-Lock Natural

Super Lock Natural best hypoallergenic rug pad nonslip

Super-Lock Natural is an eco-friendly rug pad that offers an excellent non-slip grip, floor protection, and comfort. Made from natural rubber, this rug pad is denser and heavier than comparable latex and PVC pads. And with its mold and mildew resistant design made with no added glues, plastics, or adhesives, our Super-Lock Natural rug pad is a great option for allergy sufferers.

Best of these types of floors:

  • Hardwood floors
  • Bamboo floors
  • Laminate floors
  • Tiled floors
  • Marble floors
  • Basement and Concrete floors

Best for these types of rugs:

  • Small rugs
  • Runners
  • Oriental rugs
  • Thin rugs

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The home is full of seemingly inescapable allergy-inducing nasties. While cheap, low-quality rug pads are often treated with any chemicals that often trigger allergic reactions. That's why if you're concerned about potential allergies, you should always go with a hypoallergenic rug pad like the ones we've included in this post.

Even if you don't suffer from allergies, you'll find that a high-quality rug pad will help to keep your rug in place, make it easier to clean up after your pets, and just generally make your living spaces feel fresher and more comfortable to live in.

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