Rug Pad Guide and the Benefits of a Rug Pad - The Catwalk Rugs Journal

What is a rug pad?

For those of you that don't buy all that many rugs, or haven't been offered a free rug pad before - you might be a bit confused about what a rug pad actually is.

We get questions about rug pads sometimes, so we thought it would be a good idea to create a short post on which rug pad to buy and why you would even need one in the first place!

rug pad benefits

What are the benefits of a rug pad?

Rug pads are quite an overlooked aspect of the rug buying process, which is a bit of a problem considering how important they are!

In fact, we've decided to offer a free rug pad with every rug sold at Catwalk Rugs because we want you to get the best use out of your rug as possible.

Rug pads stop sliding. There are few things as annoying as a sliding rug, constantly needing to be readjusted. A rug pad helps eliminate this on both wooden floors and carpeted flooring.

Rug pads protect your floors. And your rug too! It's been proven that rug pads will protect both your floors and the rug itself. The underside of the rug is exposed to a lot less friction, thereby maintaining integrity.

Rug pads let a rug breathe. One of the biggest benefits of a rug pad is that they allow a rug to breathe properly, which prevents mould, mildew and other nasties.

Adding extra softness to your rug. Adding a rug pad will add an extra layer of softness to a rug. If you want a flat weave rug with a bit more softness, this is the answer!

Stop annoying your neighbours. Live in an apartment? We know a rug already helps with sound dampening, but adding a rug pad will help to negate the effects of sound travel even more through floorboards.

Which type of Rug Pad should I use?

Easy! If you have a hard floor such as wood or cement then you should choose "for hard floors" when selecting your rug options.

If you have a softer floor with carpeting, choose 'for soft floors'.

Any more questions or comments about rug pads? Feel free to comment below!

November 01, 2015 — Afshin Nejadiran

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