Rug Pad

Benefits of Rug Pad

A good rug pad is a necessity and often ignored while purchasing an area rug. As a business owner who interacts with customers everyday, I cannot tell you how many times I have heard customers complain about their rugs slipping and buckling up. Not only is this dangerous, it also damages the rug and its lasting.

Over the years, I did never asked my customer to buy a rug pad as i always thought that they will think i am pushing them or overselling them until one day a customer advised me that i should give them the options based on my knowledge and leave it on them whether to buy it or not.

This is when I started to suggest all my customers to buy a rug pad along with their purchase and trust me, the difference is amazing. Not only do they feel more confident about their purchase but also are more likely to come back and shop again.

Based on my experience in the industry - I will try to explain here why a rug pad is necessary and absolutely worth it.

Is a rug pad worth it?

It's absolutely advisable to use non-slip rug padding to prevent the possibility for someone to get into an unsecured carpet which cannot hold up to its surface well. The pad also provides added protection when you are vacuuming and removing furniture. A rug pad holds the rug in its position and do not let the rug move so there's no buckling of rug and no curving of edges. A good pad provide cushioning and protect floors to extend the life of your rug.

Type of Rug Pad

The carpet pads can come from many different materials. Although differences may appear subtle, they can affect performances. The best rug pad depends on the size of your rug and the usage of your floor pad.

Rug Pad on Sale

Here are some points to consider while purchasing a rug pad:

  • Size of the Rug Pad: The size of the rug pad should be slightly smaller than the area rug. This is to ensure that the entire surface of the area rug is well supported. A good 2 inches smaller rug pad on all sides will help lay the rug easier and perform better.
  • Thickness: A good quality rug pad is usually about 1/4" to 1/2" in thickness. Thinner Rug pads do not provide adequate support or cushioning underfoot. Plus when there's heavy furniture on the rug, its better to have a thick pad so to not leave marks on your floor. Rugs with thin pads are usually harder to vacuum.
  • Density: A good quality rug pad should be dense enough so that it doesn't compress over time. A high density rug pad is also necessary if your area rug is going to be placed over hardwood surface floors and tile.
  • Material: There are different materials used to make rug pads such as felt, rubber, recycled plastic bottles (PET), and recycled tires (PVC). According to me each material has its own unique benefits but for most general purposes, a felt rug pad is a good choice.

Should rug pad be the same size as rug?

Rug pad should be about 2 inches smaller than the rug on all sides, This helps the rug to stay put in the area. While precut rugs always are smaller than the common rug size, its always better to measure your rug before adjusting the rug pad. Like a 9x12 rug should get a 8.10 x 9.10 rug pad.

How thick of a rug pad do you need?

There is no definitive answer to this question since it depends on a variety of factors, such as the type of rug you have, the amount of foot traffic in your home, and your personal preferences. However, most experts recommend using a rug pad that is at least 1/4-inch thick in order to protect your floors and prolong the life of your rug.

What is the best rug pad for laminate floors

The thicker the laminate floor, the thicker the rug pad should be. If you have thin laminate floors, you can get away with a thinner rug pad, but if you have thick laminate floors, you will need a thicker rug pad to protect your floors.

best rug pad for vinyl plank floors

If you're looking for the best rug pad for vinyl plank floors, you'll want to choose a pad that is thick enough to provide cushioning and support, but not so thick that it causes the flooring to buckle. A thickness of around 1/4 inch is generally ideal. You may also want to consider a rug pad with an anti-slip backing to keep your rug in place.

The Advantages of Owning a Rug Pad

Not only the best rug pads avoid damages to your hardwood floors or the floor underneath, they also extend the life of the rug. A rug pad provides significant cushioning and non slip grip to your high quality rugs whether large or small rugs. They help in avoiding the possibility of sliding or tripping for you and your guests. Whether you use memory foam or natural rubber a good rug pad performs better in high traffic areas as it extends the life of the rug with its cushioning.

While there are different rug pads for different areas - a dual surface rug pad comes in almost every possible size and also can be cut to custom. It is always suggested not to go for inexpensive option as they many not last longer.

Top Pick

With my experience I always prefer Oriental Weavers Luxehold is one of the best rug pad available in the market, It prevent slipping, has the ultimate thickness options and provides good enough cushion to area rugs on the hard surface floors, wood floors, tile and carpeted floors. This one is dual surface and made of natural rubber so it can be used on hard floors and wall to wall carpeting alike. This is among the best rubber rug pad.

Mohawk Rug Pad Dual Surface 1-4-inch DR002 Grey

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Mohawk Home Durahold dual surface rug pad is also a great choice. It has excellent grip and is usable on all kind of floors with heavier rugs or thin rugs alike. The rugs stay put and it is non slip.

It is always better to check and compare prices before you buy the rug pad.

Rug Pads come in a lot of sizes, if you do not see your rug sizes on the web, feel free to call us and we will custom cut your rug pad according to the size of your rug.

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10x14 Rug Pad | 8x10 Rug pad | 9x12 Rug pads

I hope this article helps you in understanding the usage of rug pad and help you guide in making a correct decision, If you need further help our knowledgeable staff is always available to help you.

Whether you are shopping at the store or buying online, you can find a variety of rug pads on sale. Though we prefer natural rug pad for high pile rugs or low pile rugs but there are so many other rug pads avaliable for different kind of flooring like hard surfaces or refinished surfaces, natural stone or tile

Felt Rug pads | Memory foam pads | natural rubber rug pads | non slip rug pads

With a Rug Pad, you save both your rug and floor underneath, while the rug does not curl or buckle or slide, the floor doesn't get scratches or stains. Also any spill can be absorbed by the rug pad, while providing cushion underfoot.

A perfect pad is the one which covers the surface area and prevent slips provide added padding and help keeping rugs in place. Its advisable not to ignore smaller rugs and use rug pads for every size of rug. The smaller the rug or runner the more chances of slipping and tripping. If you do not see the rug sizes listed, Ask the customer service for customized options.

You can call, text or email us and we assure you to give you the best possible advice.

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