What You Should Know About Area Rug Pads
Area rug pads are thin underlays that are used under area rugs to protect both your rug and your floor and keep your rug in place to avoid slipping. Paneling Factory of Virginia recommends buying a high-quality area rug pad to extend your rug's lifespan and get the most enjoyment out of it for years to come.
If this is your first area rug or the first time you’ve heard about area rug pads, we have some background on what types are available, the most recommended materials to look for, and why we think area rug pads are important.
The Main Types of Area Rug Pads
There are three main types of area rug pads for hard-surface floors, especially hardwood. These are non-slip, cushioned, and pads that offer a combination of both. An additional type of pad is a rug-to-carpet pad.
As you’ll see below, each type offers its own added value and benefit according to the size of your area rug and where it is located within your home.
What to Know Before You Buy
There are many different options of rug pads in various materials available, even in addition to those mentioned here. Therefore, it’s important to note that not all options suit every use. So, even if this seems self-evident, remember that when buying an area rug pad, look for a specifically designed pad for use under an area rug.
Before selecting your area rug pad, review your flooring manufacturer’s recommendations. Some types of materials found in various area rug pads may not be recommended for use on certain types of flooring, and they may cause damage to your existing floor, like discoloration or worse. Also, be sure to check out your floor’s warranty to see if any materials are prohibited from use.
For any other questions, including how to measure your area rug for a rug pad or which type of area rug pad is better for your particular floor and lifestyle, feel free to contact us at Paneling Factory of Virginia. One of our experts will help you find the best area rug pad for your area rug and floors.