What is a Rug Pad?
A rug pad is a covering piece of material that is designed and produced for the purpose to serve as a buffer between your rug and the floor.
What is a Rug Pad used for?
A rug pad is used to protect your rug and your flooring. It also allows your rug to stay still and prevents it from slipping or bunching, thus offering its user a safe environment from unexpected accidents such as tripping or sliding.
What Size Should an Ideal Rug Pad be?
If your rug size is 5’x7'6, then it's ideal to order a rug pad sized 5’x8’, and if your rug pad size is too big or visible under your rug you can trim a few inches for a perfect fit. Rug pads can be cut at home to custom fit any rug. Ideally, the rug pad should be cut approximately 1-2" inches short of the rug size.
More on Rug Pads:
Unlike many other flooring options, rug pads do not require you to wait many months to be delivered and commit to a considerable expense. They can be bought in more affordable sizes. You must also be careful about the quality of the pads. Some low-quality pads are woven with a loft that is left unmatted, allowing it to be easily torn.