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Rug Pads

Rug Pads

The Rug Gallery is here to make sure that you are utilizing the most protective layer for your investment. The perfect way to ensure maximum longevity of your rugs is with a rug pad. The Rug Gallery carries a wide selection of rug pads, from dense layers that provide comfort and cushioning to thin options better suited for use under doorways or other narrow spaces. The right rug pad can help extend the life of your rug and prevent moisture, dust, stains, and other potential disasters. Visit The Rug Gallery today and let us custom-cut the perfect rug pad for your space.

Rug Pads: Double the Life of Your Rug

A rug pad doubles the life of your rug and is a great investment for your flooring. It makes sure your rug is securely in place, absorbing the daily wear and tear that comes from furniture being moved around, chair legs scratching against it, and foot traffic.

The back of the rug is where the wool, polyester, or whatever material is used to make the rug is knotted and woven to create the patterns you see. When a rug backing is allowed to slide on a floor or is walked on without a pad underneath it, it can be hard on the fibers and can cause them to loosen or become damaged. A rug pad, however, absorbs the shock between people walking on it and the floor underneath it, protecting the rug at its most vulnerable point.

The layer of cushioning between your rug and the floor also helps to protect against dirt and spills that can damage individual fibers or leave stains. Not only does it guard against messes, but a rug pad also increases air circulation under the rug, helping to prevent mildew and rot. So next time you purchase a new area rug, don’t forget to pick up a good quality pad—it might just save you from replacing it sooner than expected.

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Rug Pad Frequently Asked Questions

Getting the right rug pad is essential for any area rug and can enhance its life. You may have questions before you invest in buying one. Luckily, The Rug Gallery has the answers! Our experts have compiled a list of common questions to help with your purchasing decisions. The Rug Gallery has the best advice on everything from the difference between felt and rubber backings to how much cushioning is appropriate for a thin entryway carpet. With our help, you’ll find the perfect rug pad that works with the style, shape, and size of your rug.

All rugs need a rug pad, whether they be on a hard surface or on carpet. Rugs on carpets can have movement and wrinkling, and there are special rug pads to help prevent that.

Rugs on hard surfaces always need a rug pad. Rugs are very slippery, and even if you have a big rug with furniture on it, it can come right out from underneath you. It’s very dangerous, and in some cases, you can seriously injure yourself if you don’t have a pad.

The rug pad should be about 1½ inches less than your rug around all sides. In total, that’s 3 inches off the width and 3 inches off the length. This allows the rug to lay flat on the flooring rather than being slightly elevated. When you have the pad extend to the full size of the rug, two things happen. First, it’s unsightly, and second, it raises the rug further off the floor and becomes a tripping hazard. It’s much safer to have the rug lay flat on the floor.

Often, rugs are bought by individuals who have hardwood in their homes. Without a rug pad underneath, even the nicest Oriental rug will slide across a hardwood floor. This leaves those with carpet wondering if they really need to have a rug pad. Even if you have carpet underneath your rug, a rug pad will still protect it and will create an even softer, more cushioned feel.

You always need a rug pad under a hardwood floor. People often don’t realize how important a rug pad is. Rugs are very slippery, and even if you have a big rug with furniture on it, it can come right out from underneath you. It’s very dangerous, and in some cases, you can seriously injure yourself if you don’t have a pad.

A pad will also make your rug last twice as long. Many people don’t realize this. It’s like driving a car without shock absorbers; a pad does the same thing for a rug.

When it comes to rug pads, you have two main choices: rubber and felt. Each of these materials has its own unique set of benefits which make either option ideal for different situations. Felt rug pads are thicker and more comfortable underfoot, making them great for high-traffic areas or if you just want a little extra cushion when walking on your floors. On the other hand, rubber rug pads are thin and offer superior grip, ensuring that your rugs don’t move around on the floor. They also last longer than felt rug pads, making them an ideal choice if you’re looking for extended durability. Ultimately, which one you choose is up to you and depends on your needs.

Thickness can make all the difference in a rug pad. A too-thin pad is subject to sliding and bunching, whereas a too-thick option might impede a door from opening. The best way to determine how thick your rug pad should be is to measure both your rug and the space between the bottom of your door and the floor. Choosing a pad with a thickness slightly less than that of the combined height of your floor and rug will leave you with just enough cushioning and stability between them. Make sure you check what type of material will hold up and remain intact through prolonged use depending upon where you intend to place it.

If you’re shopping for the perfect rug pad for your special or antique rug, The Rug Gallery is the place to go! With an extensive collection of pads that can be custom-cut in all shapes and sizes, we have exactly what you’re looking for. Plus, the knowledgeable staff will make sure you find exactly what you need. Whether it’s cushioning, temperature control, or extra grip—our knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect solution. So why wait? Come in and pick up your perfect rug pad today!

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