Your new throw rug just threw you for a loop when it flew across the room as you stepped on it. That rug needs non slip carpet pad beneath it! In fact, every room and carpet in your home should have a rug pad underneath. Shop LuxeDecor’s many choices for a rug pad to fit any rug you own. We have rug pads 8x10 that any carpet will love.
The sticky material of a rug pad creates a barrier between your floor and your carpet or rug. The rug pad holds the rug in place without using a substance like double-sided tape that would leave a residue and potentially mar the floor and the rug’s backing.
The benefits of using a rug pad are many and they cost little to procure. A thick rug pad beneath reduces wear and tear by preventing the edges from fraying and holes from forming. A rug pad also preserves the pile in your carpet or rug, as well as helping it spring back better when you step on it. It also protects your floor from scratches and scuff marks, helps stop slips and falls from happening, and provides extra cushion and comfort beneath the rug. Using a rug pad also makes it quieter to walk on the carpet. It even helps you when you clean, because it minimizes friction, which makes it easier for you to vacuum the rug.
Also, consider where you will use the rug underlay. Rug pads for hardwood floors differ from those made for use on carpeted floors. Yes, you still need a rug pad underneath a throw rug or area rug that you stack on top of another carpet, including wall-to-wall carpet. It acts as an anti-slip mat for rugs.
Rug pads differ in size, material, and type. You will find rug pads in the same sizes as you do rugs, typically. Choose from a selection of typical rectangular sizes, for example, a 5x7 rug pad for a rug with the same measurements. There’s the caveat. Most manufacturers do not make round, square, or octagonal rug pads. You have to purchase a rectangular pad in a size that is larger than the rug, then cut it down to size. The rug pad should be slightly smaller than your rug. You just want about an inch of the rug that doesn’t have a pad under it all the way around.
Rug pad materials vary. Natural rubber and felt provide the most popular choices and work best under most carpets. Synthetic fiber rug pads also abound. While they can do the job of holding a rug in place, their chemical composition differs, and some can cause yellowing of the underside of the carpet. You can find waterproof rug pads and anti-slip rug underlay also referred to as a non-slip rug pad. Hybrid rug pads blend more than one material.
Check whether you can use the rug pad outdoors. Some of these pads you can only use in indoor situations. A carpet pad you can use outdoors on the patio or in a gazebo will say it is an outdoor rug pad on its packaging or in its product description.
Some types of rug pads only work on specific flooring types. Check the rug pad to learn its level of petroleum content, too since that affects how it will react to hardwood or carpet. Some rug pads use a combination of materials to provide a variety of benefits. Dual-layered felt/rubber hybrids are among the best rug pads on the market. Also consider these key points:
Measure your rug. Your pad should be the same size. If you own a 4’ x 6’ area rug, you should purchase a 4’ x 6’ carpet pad. If you have an oddly sized rug, choose the nearest size. For example, an octagonal rug uses the total area covered as its measurement. Choose a 4’x6’ pad for an octagonal carpet measuring 4’ in size. You can trim it to fit the throw rug. The common carpet or rug pad sizes include:
Whether you need a waterproof rug pad for outdoor use, an anti-slip rug pad for your favorite throw rug, or under carpet padding for a room rug, you can find it at LuxeDecor. Find natural rubber, PVC, and hybrid rubber and felt. You don’t need to order a bespoke rug pad because you can trim to fit every rug pad that we offer.
Let us help you find the ideal rug pad to protect your floors and carpets. Shop LuxeDecor today!