When Using Area or Throw Rugs Over Hardwood Can Damage Your Floors

After the craftsmen at Gehrke’s Hardwood Flooring have completed your floors, your next steps could include some interior design. After the furniture has been replaced, a pop of color utilizing an area or throw rug can pull the room together.

Using the wrong rug pad can cause what’s considered a “picture frame” effect on your hardwood floors. The process of finishing your hardwood floors, and using quality planks, creates a “breathable” finish to your floors.

Gehrke’s Hardwood Flooring suggests waiting at least 2-weeks after your hardwood has been repaired or refinished, in order to cure them, before considering implementing area or throw rugs into the mix.

We also suggest taking the time to purchase a quality rug pad for under your area or throw rugs at a reliable carpet or hardware store to be sure to maintain the integrity of your hardwood floors.

As a retired corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, President Joseph Gehrke is steadfast in delivering top-quality work. Over the past 30 years, Joe has mastered the art and science of custom woodwork including intricate inlays, borders, corners, finishes and beautiful accents.

His promise is to offer every home greater style and elegance with high-quality custom hardwood floors, built to last from generation to generation.