How to Choose the Perfect Rug Pad

Area rugs are great additions to any space in your home. They can also be considered as a major investment. Because of that, there should be plenty of consideration to be made when buying area rugs. One of those considerations that should be non-negotiable are rug pads.

Rug pads are basically sheets of material that are placed underneath area rugs to protect your floor from damage, protect your area rug from dirt, and protect your family from any possible injuries that might occur due to a slippery rug.

 

Are Rug Pads Necessary?

There are five reasons why rug pads are considered a necessity. They make your area rugs safe, they help keep your rugs clean, they can increase the life of your rug, they help maintain the life of your floor, and they add comfort.

Safety. Rug pads prevent shifting of the rug when walked on. They are designed to stick to the rug and the floor so no accidents occur when walking on the rug.

Cleanliness. Most rug pads are able to trap dirt particles embedded on the rug.

Increase lifespan of your rug. Rugs are protected from constant friction from continuous rubbing, helping to increase the lifespan of the rug.

Maintain the floor. Because rug pads prevent friction between the rug and the floor, there will be less friction on the floor and no visible marks will be seen.

Comfort. Rug pads provide an additional layer for added comfort when area rugs are walked on.

 

Materials to Use

Outdoor Floor Rug Pad

Rug pads created from tough, no-slip PVC-coated polyester are perfect for the porch or patio without surface transfer.

Floor-Lock Solid Pad

These pads are made of needle-punch with plastic with a latex backing, which offer cushioning, insulation, and slip resistance in one washable, microbe-resistant package. They can be used with any type of indoor rug, such as cotton and wool.

Rug-Stop Rock

These rug pads are made of needle-punch plastic with a latex backing, offer cushioning, insulation, and slip resistance in one washable, microbe-resistance package.

Natural Grip Rug Pad

This rug pad is a natural grip rig made out of polyester and cotton, with additional protection from mold and mildew. The open weave will keep your family safe from slipping rugs and is fire-retardant to boo