We saw a bamboo rug for sale locally, and were wondering how they hold
up underneath heavy weight from large tables? We like the idea of easy cleanup, but don't want to damage it!
Bamboo Rugs are surprisingly durable. However, for applications
under heavy furniture & small contact points with little weight
distribution, be wary: If you were use standard furniture coasters to
spread the weight, it should be fine.
Many of the bamboo rugs available come manufactured with a thin felt
lining fixed to the reverse side. For typical free-standing
applications, we do recommend thin padding or non-skid. If you plan on
placing heavy furniture on top, even with coasters, too thick a padding
may provide too much "give," and after time may lead to denting.
You will want to inspect under the rug periodically (2x a year) to sweep out dirt and debris, and ensure the rug is not oxidizing varnish. You may be able to get away with a thin non-skid, but this should also be checked upon as we have seen small spills affix lower grade underlining to the floor and/or carpet.
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reverse side of the rug very close up with a quarter placed on the
knots, plus a picture of the fringe, the whole face of the rug and
detail shot of the pile. If the rug is worn, please include
photographs of worn areas. For rugs of any age, please be sure to
check for dry areas, moth damage, odor, and whether or not the rug is
straight/has right angles where called for. If you
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