A note about Latex Backing… Natural latex has been used as a carpet backing for years with excellent performance. The increased popularity of wood floors has introduced many new types of finishes and sealants, as well as cleaning agents. These new introductions may affect the performance of latex, including causing the latex to stick to the floor, discolor, or crumble. It is impossible to know how latex may react to the many new substances it can come in contact with. We recommend a rug pad as an protective measure for your floors. Fibreworks® cannot be responsible for the performance of wood floors that react to latex.