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Monday, March 7, 2011

How to Choose the right rug pad for your individual needs...

With all the different types and brands of rug pads available on the Internet today, choosing the right rug pad for your individual needs can be a difficult task. That is why we have created our Rug Pad Buyer's Guide, which is designed to answer some of the common questions customers have when shopping for rug pads and provide help tips on how to select the right rug pad for your needs. If you still have questions or would like to speak with a Sales Associate, please do not hesitate to contact us.

CraftRugs.com's Rug Pad Buyer's Guide

Q: Does every area rug need a rug pad?
A: Yes, rug pads help provide a solid foundation for your rugs, which help extends the life of your rugs. The cushion of a quality rug pad, in addition to adding comfort and cushion underfoot, absorbs the impact of foot traffic thereby reducing the wear on the face of the yarn. Rug pads also protect the bottom of your rug which is often the spot that wears out first. Furthermore, rug pads create a safe environment by reducing the wrinkles and slippage of your rugs. Rug pads also protect your floors underneath with padding that prevents the transfer of color or staining on of a quality rug pad adds comfort and cushion underfoot. Finally, most quality area rugs require a rug pad to maintain its warranty.
  • Rug pads help provide a solid foundation for your rugs, which helps prevent wrinkling and slippage, which makes your rugs easier to vacuum, and helps extend the life of your rug.
  • In addition to providing comfort and cushion underfoot, the cushion of a quality rug pad helps extend the life of your rug by absorbing the impact of foot traffic, thereby reducing the wear on the face yarn of your rug.
  • Rug pads also protect the bottom of your rug which is often the spot that wears out first.
  • Rug pads create a safe environment by reducing the wrinkles and slippage of your rugs.
  • Rug Pads protect your floors below with padding that prevents the transfer of color or staining and helps prevent the backing of area rugs from scratching or imprinting into the finish of your hardwood floor.
Q: What size rug pad do I need?
A: Rug Pads should always be slightly smaller (approximately 1'') than your rug; this allows the edge of the rug to fall flat to the floor so that your do not even see the rug pad underneath. Your best bet is to order a rug pad to match the size of your rug, or slightly larger, and just use scissors to easily trim it to a perfect fit.

Q: Do you offer custom-size rug pads?
A: Yes, if you need a size that we do not offer, please e-mail sales@craftrugs.com with "Price Quote on Custom Sized Rug Pad" as the subject for a quote. Please note, custom-cut rug pads are not returnable, except in the case of product shipped in error in which case we will send you a replacement rug pad.

Q: Can you cut a standard size rug pad down to my specific dimensions?
A: Yes, if you would like to have a standard size rug pad cut down to your specific dimensions, simply purchase a rug pad large enough to accommodate your desired size, then enter the dimensions that you would like your rug pad cut down to in the comments field during checkout. Please note, custom-cut rug pads are not returnable, except in the case of product shipped in error in which case we will send you a replacement rug pad.

Q: What type of rug pad is right for me?
A: Rug pads come in three general types: premium non-slip rug pads, premium recycled felt rug pads, and organic non-slip rug pads.
  • Premium Non-Slip Rug Pads Premium non-slip rug pads like our Super Movenot Rug Pad™, which provides a dual purpose; they serve as a pad, which adds comfort underfoot and helps extend the life of your area rugs by taking 50% of the wear out the rug's face yarn, and they provide non-slip properties, which will keep your rugs in their place.
  • Premium Recycled Felt Rug Pads A premium recycled felt rug pad, like our ENDURANCE 32 Premium 100% Recycled Felt Rug Pad™ serve solely as a pad, as they do not have non-slip properties.
  • Organic Non-Slip Rug Pads Organic non-slip rug pads, like our Eco-Grip Non-Slip Rug Pad™ serve solely as a non-slip pad. Please note, not all non-slip pads are the same. That is, our Super Movenot Rug Pad™, which has a 100% duragon rubber backing, provides much better non-slip protection than our Eco-Grip Non-Slip Rug Pad™.

Q: Which of your brands of rug pads is right for me?
A: The brand of rug pad that is right for your depends on a variety of factors like what type of floor it is going over, the size of your area rug, and what you expect to you get out of the rug pad.

Super Movenot Rug Pad™, our best rug pad, is a durable, reversible premium non-slip rug pad designed for all types of floors. For example, if you are going over hardwood or laminate floors, place the 100% duragon rubber side down to prevent your area rug from slipping over the hard surface, and, the course surface of the rug pad will help grip you area rug, holding it firmly in place. However, if you are going over tile or carpet, place the 100% felt side down, which will grip your carpet underneath or level out your grout lines, while the 100% duragon rubber side will secure your area rug keeping it firmly in place on the pad. Super Movenot Rug Pads' 100% duragon rubber non-slip material is guaranteed not to stain, mar, or discolor them for 15 years. Super Movenot Rug Pads are approximately 45 ounces and are made of 100% rubber and 100% recycled felt content. Super Movenot Rug Pads are only a mere 1/4'' of inch, which means your rugs will not appear elevated off the floor. Super Movenot Rug Pads are made in the USA and satisfy the credit requirements of the USGBC LEED® Rating. Shop CraftRugs.com's Super Movenot Rug Pad Sale now to enjoy our lowest prices ever on Super Movenot Rug Pads

ENDURANCE 32 Premium 100% Recycled Felt Rug Pad(TM) is comprised of 32 ounces of 100% recycled fiber content compressed into a 3/8th of an inch thick pad to create a pad dense enough to stand up to the heaviest traffic, which helps extend the life of your area rugs, yet soft enough to provide comfort underfoot and protection for your hardwood floors with its extra-soft backing. ENDURANCE 32 Premium 100% Recycled Felt Rug Pads are extremely environmentally-friendly: they are made of 100% recycled carpet fibers; they provide excellent thermal insulation with an R-value of 2.12; they are naturally hypo-allergenic, as well as, mold, mildew, and moth resistant; they can be use over radiant heat floors; they are certified for the Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label for air quality; and, they satisfy the credit requirements for USGBC LEED® Rating Systems.

ENDURANCE 32 Premium 100% Recycled Felt Rug Pads are a great choice for hardwood, laminate, or tile floors where you do not expect too much slippage, as these rug pads do not feature non-slip properties. They are also an excellent choice for use over concrete and radiant heat floors, as they are naturally mold and mildew resistant, and they provide excellent thermal properties with an R-value of 2.12. ENDURANCE 32 Premium 100% Recycled Felt Rug Pads feature excellent acoustical properties, which makes them a great choice for use in apartments. ENDURANCE 32 Premium 100% Recycled Felt Rug Pads are the perfect choice for endurance and the environment! View CraftRugs.com's entire selection of ENDURANCE 32 Premium 100% Recycled Felt Rug Pads now.

Organic Eco-Grip Non-Slip Rug Pad(TM) is a premium eco-friendly non-slip rug pad for use on all hard floors. Eco-Grip Non-Slip Rug Pads are a practical choice for those looking for a basic non-slip rug pad for area rugs without great expense. Eco-Grip Non-Slip Rug Pads' cushioned polymer coated polyester waffle design, which is made from 100% plant-based oils: keeps area rugs in place; adds cushion underfoot; allows area rugs to breathe; protects hardwood floors from scratching and marking; and, helps extend the life of area rugs. Shop CraftRugs.com's selection Organic Eco-Grip Non-Slip Rug Pad Sale now to enjoy our lowest prices EVER!.

Q: How do your rug pads differ from what my local floor covering store, department store, or home improvement store carry?
A: One major difference is that we cut our rug pads to order, which means you get a fresh cut off a roll, compared to most stores who stock the pre-boxed rug pads, which could be folded for months before you receive it. It takes a fair amount of time for those creases to work themselves out, which in the turn could cause your rug pad to stretch, which might require additional trimming. Another difference is price. Our customers have reported seeing the same pads locally at up to 3x as much, plus tax. Finally, our free next business day ground shipping means you will receive your new rug pad before some of our competitors finish "processing" your order.

Q: Is there someone I can talk to if I have questions?
A: Yes, you can either e-mail us at: support@craftrugs.com, or call us toll-free at 800-819-RUGS(7847). Our Associates are available Monday - Friday 9 AM to 9 PM; Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM; Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM; all times EST.

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  1. These are very valuable discussion about rugs. There is so much to learn here. Thanks for sharing.

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