Why Use Rug Padding?
Why Get Padding For Your Rug? A rug pad is a must-have for many different reasons. First, rug pads ensure safety! If you buy an area rug without a rug pad, the rug will slide around on the floor, which could cause a slip resulting in an injury. Another benefit is that a good rug pad can help protect both your floor and rug from damage, ensuring your investment lasts over time. Last, padding is supportive and can make your rug more comfortable. Many rug pads are constructed of thick, plush material, making them nice to walk on.
How to Choose a Rug Pad
There are a few factors to consider when selecting a rug pad for your new carpet. The primary things are dimensions, thickness, and your home’s type of floor covering. If you aren’t buying a custom-cut pad, then it’s best to buy a pad that is just slightly larger than your rug to ensure it extends all the way to the sides. Then, you can always cut off the excess to make sure it fits perfectly. If you have a very smooth, somewhat slick flooring surface in your home (like hardwood) make sure you get a “sticky” pad with solid traction. If you buy something that grips (such as textured rubber) you can ensure the rug does not slide around when walked on.