rug pad for vinyl flooring

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Old 02-21-19, 08:24 AM
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rug pad for vinyl flooring

I just had water proof vinyl plank flooring, wood plastic composite, installed over concrete slab.

I can't find out, if it even matters a lot, what type of pad I put under any area rugs I might buy? Some sites I look at imply I should contact the manufacture to be sure the pad is okay for the flooring.

I did contact the manufacturer but they seemed very uninterested. After I wrote down their confusing answer I realized they were referring to what to put under the laminate flooring. WPC EVA 1 ml was their response!

Am I making mountains out of molehills? I didn't think rug pads would be so complex!
 
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Old 02-21-19, 09:39 AM
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We have used the same "generic" area rug pads for tile/wood/laminate for decades without any issues!
 
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Old 02-21-19, 12:41 PM
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Thanks, it did seem crazy making!
 
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Old 02-21-19, 06:04 PM
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Just don't use a rug that is actually plastic and some are. Otherwise it can stain the vinyl from "plasticizer migration" .
 
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Old 02-22-19, 06:26 AM
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Thanks sam floor, did you mean a rug that is plastic or a rug pad that is plastic? Either way I will make sure no plastic.
 
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Old 02-23-19, 08:39 AM
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Rug pad, sorry......................................................
 
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Old 02-24-19, 02:39 PM
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I know that any cushioning/pad with latex in it, will discolor "no wax" vinyl sheet flooring. I'd assume the same precautions would be recommended with vinyl plank flooring, too.
 
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