Five Reasons Every Rug Needs a Rug Pad

Everyone talks about finding the perfect rug but what they don’t talk about is what you need to go with that rug. While finding the perfect rug is extremely rewarding and exciting, having heavy furniture leave dents in it or wrinkles you cannot seem to get out can be quite frustrating! To keep your rug in great shape, have it look it’s best, and prevent slipping – a rug pad is essential! And I am not talking one of those super thin non-slip gripper pads. While those do work to keep you from slipping (sometimes) they are not actually supporting your rug. A quality rug pad will do the same (even better) and actually extend the life and condition of your area rugs as well as your floors.  And that is not insignificant as rugs and flooring can both be major investments!

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Five Reasons Every Rug Needs a Rug Pad

1. Safety – First and foremost, a rug pad offers safety. No matter where the rug is placed whether it is on carpet, hardwood floors, tile or another time of flooring, a pad keeps the rug in place to prevent slips and pulls.

2. Cleanliness – Probably something you don’t think about when you think of a rug pad but it is in fact a positive of having one. A pad allows for easier vacuuming. While also shielding your rug from dust and other particles it would be in contact with if placed directly on the floor. If you’re wondering how a rug pad makes vacuuming easier, have you ever been vacuuming and had a rug wrinkle or become sucked into a vacuum? With a rug pad your rug will be secured which will allow for a smoother, simpler vacuum. 

3. Comfort – This is Joshua’s main reason for wanting a rug pad – extra cushion for comfort! Whether you want extra cushiony softness underfoot or for afternoon naps on the floor – either reason, a rug pad will provide that for you. Additionally, it offers an extra layer of support between your floors and any heavy furniture that may be placed on the rug/rug pad, cushioning the weight of your furnishings to prevent indents on the rug and scratches on your floor or indents on the carpet below.  

4. Longevity – As mentioned above, a quality rug pad extends the life of your rug! Having one will prevent the fibers of your rug from being crushed, prevents wrinkles, products your rug from dust and other particles it would be in contact with if placed directly on the floor, and makes for easier cleaning – all reasons that lead to your rugs longevity.

5. Protection – Not only does the rug pad benefit the rug but also your floors! A pad prevents dye transfer, staining, and scratching to the floor or carpeting beneath.

But before you buy just any rug pad, there are a number of key details to keep in mind when shopping for one, from its material to its function to your floor type. To help you choose the right rug pad for your rug + space, I’m sharing some insight on these key details and how Rug Pad USA checks all of the boxes!

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How to Pick the Appropriate Rug Pad?

Rug pads are specific to the type of flooring underneath – if you have carpeting, you want to purchase a pad made specifically for carpeting. The same goes for hardwood floors. Don’t use a pad for carpet for a hardwood floor – they are not made the same and will not give the comfort and protection your floor needs. Aside from carpet and hardwoods, there are also rug pads made specifically for laminate, stone & tile, and additional flooring materials.

Additionally, there are different levels of grip and comfortable available. An example for hardwood floors – you can go for ultra strong grip if you have a high traffic area you’re concerned about, an extra plush pad for the most cushion under your feet where slipping isn’t a concern, or somewhere in between for the perfect combination of both. For our living room, we have the superior lock premium rug pad in 1/4 inch.

Lastly, choosing the appropriate size is obviously very important! One of the reasons I love Rug Pad USA is that they figure out the appropriate rug pad size for you! All you do is plug in the EXACT measurements of your rug and they create a custom rug pad to pair perfectly with your rug. They take the guess work out of it!

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Why Rug Pad USA?

So aside from Rug Pad USA taking the guess work out of the size of rug pad you need, there are several additional reasons why I love Rug Pad USA and recommend their rug pads over others!

One of the main reasons, Rug Pad USA pads do not contain Phthalates and other toxic materials that can negatively affect indoor air quality. Since their products are manufactured domestically, they have full control over what goes into their products. Over the last several months I have been very focused on cleaning up our home. Opting for cleaner cleaning products, household products, and furniture + decor. So the fact that their pads are free of these toxic materials is very important to me! They also use 100% natural rubber instead of plastic. Which offers an additional perk of providing more gripping power in high traffic areas. 

Additionally, the materials they use in their pads won’t stain, strip or mar any floor or finish, a common problem with low quality rug pads. My office floor actually has areas with the finish has been striped/marred from the previous owners rug pad. With Rug Pad USA pads, that won’t be an issue. They also focus on having fewer, higher quality materials to make longer lasting pads. Ones that will stay plush year after year and will not flatten out over time. 

Lastly, they are dedicated to providing the best quality rug pads at a fair price! I honestly could not get over their prices when I laid eyes on them! I had paid very similar prices for those super thin gripper pads I previously mentioned. The ones that offer no cushion, no support for your rug, and will not extend the longevity of your rug. It is truly a no brainer to opt for Rug Pad USA rug pads and to make sure you have a rug pad for every rug in your home!

Use code LOUELLALOVES for $50 off any order of $200 or more with Rug Pad USA. Also, from tomorrow to Monday they’re offering 15-20% off site wide.

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20 Comments

  1. Morgan wrote:

    100% agree!! They are good for safety and protecting those beautiful floors!

    -Morgan
    the HER chronicles [] http://theherchronicles.com

    Posted 9.3.20 Reply
  2. Lee wrote:

    I didnt realize there were different quality rug pads – Ive always just used those cheap non-slip ones, clearly I need to upgrade! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 9.3.20 Reply
    • trust me gal, I was with you until RugPadUSA came into my life. as you see in the video, we previously had the cheap non-slip “rug pad” and it was doing absolutely nothing for our rug.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 9.8.20 Reply
  3. Ok I feel VERY passionately about having a rug pad for all of my rugs! (Seriously though!!) I hate when it moves around but didn’t even realize it helps with cleaning the actual rug. Thanks for the great tips lady!

    Posted 9.3.20 Reply
    • so glad you’re with me on that! and yes – truly so much easier. just vacuumed the rug on Friday and wow was it a breeze!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 9.8.20 Reply
  4. Great points! Admittedly when I purchased my first area rug ever I thought I could get away with the pad underneath. The slipping and sliding drove me nuts! Guess who ended up getting a rug pad? lol xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  5. Lizzie wrote:

    Yessss! Floor pads are everything! These are all great reasons! Also love your gorgeous decor!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  6. Greta wrote:

    Safety is huge! I had a friend throw their back out from slipping on a rug and trying to correct themselves as they fell! It’s so important.

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  7. This is a super helpful tip in all honesty, since not all of our rugs even have the rug pads and they definitely need to!

    Posted 9.6.20 Reply
  8. Nailil wrote:

    I have a rug that slides. I know it’s a hazard, so I’ll be looking into Rug Pad USA.

    Xx, Nailil

    Posted 9.6.20 Reply
  9. Amanda wrote:

    I have a small rug in my living room but don’t have a rug pad for it– the corners are always upturned, it move around etc. & it drives me nuts. After reading this post I totally need to get a quality rug pad!

    Posted 9.7.20 Reply
  10. Stephanie wrote:

    Wow, I really never considered getting a rug pad prior to this, but I’m totally intrigued! They sound like such a useful investment, and the next time I purchase a new rug, I’m totally add a rug pad to my order as well! Thanks for sharing all this great information!

    Posted 9.8.20 Reply
    • you absolutely should gal! you will be so thankful you did and blown away by the difference. of course 🙂 thank you for checking out the post.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 9.8.20 Reply