Should you go the extra mile and purchase a rug pad when buying an area rug for your home?
The answer is YES!
Rug pads serve several important purposes, and you’ll want to do a little homework as not all pads are created equally.
One of the most important reasons to use a rug pad is to prevent it from slipping on hard surfaces like hardwood, tile, and laminate floors which can lead to falls and be dangerous. A good rug pad also keeps your rug in position and prevents wrinkles and bunching.
Comfort & Noise Reduction
Having the extra layer of padding underneath provides more comfort when walking on the rug, and allows for additional noise reduction.
Extending the life of your rug
The extra padding reduces friction between the rug and flooring, which can damage the fibers and backing. Without proper padding, your rug can show wear and age much sooner. If you’ve invested in a handmade rug, you definitely want a good supportive pad underneath to protect your investment.
Helps protect the flooring underneath
Just as the rug fibers could be damaged from the friction, the floors underneath can be damaged as well. A good rug pad prevents the slippage and movement keeping your floor in good shape. One thing to be cautious of are the materials used in the rug pad you are purchasing. You’ll want to make sure the rug pad is made from true rubber, which won’t discolor your floors.
Easier to Clean
Many rug pads are designed with ridges that provide better air flow beneath the rug which helps during the vacuuming process and deters mold or mildew from growing. The ridges also provide a place for any dirt particles that get through the rug to rest away from the backing of the rug. The rug pad also slows down any wet spills from getting to the flooring that could potentially damage them.
Now that we’ve covered the reasons for using a rug pad, let’s talk about the types of pads that we’ve chosen as the best options for our customers.
Eco by Design Rug Pad
This product contains a pet urine barrier, this moisture barrier is designed to keep most pet urine and spills from ruining your hard surface flooring. Eco by Design is perfect for low profile rugs or areas that require extra clearance because of its thinner design. It is sustainable, 100% recycled and 100% recyclable. This pad has no odors or off gassing and will not stain, discolor or mar flooring. This pad can easily be cut for custom sizes. This product is green, sustainable, and made in the USA.
Eco Premium Rug Pad
This product contains a Pet Urine Barrier, this Moisture Barrier is designed to keep most pet urine and spills from ruining your hard surface flooring. Eco Premium is perfect for most area rugs on a hard surface and is sustainable, 100% recycled and 100% recyclable. This pad has no odors or off gassing and will not stain, discolor or mar flooring. It can easily be cut for custom sizes. This product is green, sustainable, and made in the USA.
Teebaud Rug Pad
This product is for rugs layered on top of carpeting. Lay Teebaud with the white side down for use on carpet. This pad prevents slippage and bunching and can easily be cut for custom sizes.