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Rug Pads

Custom Rug Pads

A quality rug can be a significant investment. Are you protecting that investment? The perfect way to ensure maximum longevity of your rugs is with a custom rug pad.

The Rug Gallery in Cincinnati carries a wide selection of different types 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 pad can help extend the life of your rug and prevent moisture, dust, stains, and other potential disasters. Visit us today and let us custom-cut the perfect fit for your space.

The Benefits of Using a Rug Pad

Rug pads make sure your rug is securely in place. They help absorb the daily wear and tear that comes from furniture being moved around, chair legs scratching against it, and foot traffic. The right pad can also double the life of your rug.

The back of the rug is where the materials like wool or polyester are knotted and woven to create patterns. When the rug slides or is walked on without a pad, it can harm the fibers, causing them to loosen or get damaged.

However, a pad absorbs shock between people and the floor, protecting the rug at its most vulnerable point. It also guards against dirt and spills that can harm the fibers or leave stains. Additionally, it enhances air circulation, preventing mildew and rot.

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Choosing a Rug Pad

Choosing the right rug pad can make a world of difference! Here are a few factors to consider.

Rug type: First things first, consider the type of rug you have and the surface it will be placed on. If you have a thick, plush rug, you’ll want a pad that provides extra cushioning and support. Look for options like dense foam or felt pads to add that cozy feeling underfoot. On the other hand, if you have a low-pile or flat-weave rug, a thinner one will do the trick. These thin options are great for adding grip and preventing slippage, especially if you’re placing the rug in a high-traffic area or under a doorway.

Rug size and shape: Another factor to keep in mind is the size and shape of your rug. It’s best to choose a mat that is slightly smaller than your rug, allowing the edges of the rug to lie flat on the floor. This prevents any unsightly bumps or tripping hazards. If you have an irregularly shaped rug, fear not! We provide custom options that can be easily trimmed to fit your unique rug shape.

Durability: Lastly, durability matters! Look for rug pads that are made from high-quality materials, which are more resistant to wear and tear. Rubber or natural rubber pads are excellent choices. These provide a good grip while also protecting your floors from scratches. Plus, they’re less likely to break down over time. Felt is another great material to put under a rug.

Remember, the right choice will not only keep your rug in place but also protect your floors and add that extra touch of comfort. So take a moment to assess your rug type, size, and where it will be placed, and choose an option that suits your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting the right 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.

From the difference between felt pads and rubber backings to how much cushioning is appropriate for a thin entryway carpet, we’ve got the answers. Let us help you find the perfect custom rug pad that works with the style, shape, and size of your rug.

Yes. No matter what floor type your rug is on, a rug pad is always a good idea. Rugs on carpets can move and wrinkle, and there are special pads to help them stay put. Rugs on hard surfaces always need something underneath them to prevent slips.

Ideally, it 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 mat 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.

Even if you have carpet underneath your rug, a quality mat will still protect it and will create an even softer, more cushioned feel. It can also help rugs stay put and prevent wrinkles or shifting.

You always need the gripping power of a pad under a wood floor. People often don’t realize how important it is. Rugs can be very slippery. 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. It’s like driving a car without shock absorbers; a pad does the same thing for a rug.

When it comes to materials, 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 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, 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. 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 yours should be is to measure both your rug and the space between the bottom of your door and the floor.

Choosing a rug 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.

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!