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When you’re considering purchasing a new area rug and thinking about the perfect spot for it in your home, don’t forget the rug pad. There are many reasons why your area rug needs a rug pad, and they range from safety to comfort. Let’s go through your rug pad options so you can choose the best one for your rug. 

Why You Need a Rug Pad

Because a good area rug can be costly, many people would prefer not to think about spending more money on something that won’t be seen if they don’t have to. But buying a good rug pad is an investment in the rug itself. It protects both the rug and the floor. It will keep any rough edges of the flooring and dirt or particles from damaging the fibers of the rug. It will protect the floor too from damage that can come from the friction created when the rug moves around

A rug pad helps to keep a rug laying flat on the floor which makes it more attractive and safer. From a comfort perspective, the extra layer adds a softness that makes it more pleasant to walk or sit upon. 

Different Types of Rug Pads 

Just as there are different kinds of area rugs, there are a variety of types of rug backing and pads. Some pads combine felt that provides cushion with rubber for grip. Other types have additional padding in addition to either rubber or felt. You don’t want your rug to be high enough off the floor to trip on, so be careful to measure how much cushion your pad needs before you buy. 

Bond Products offers these pad options to our customers: 

MOVENOT Secondary Felt, Double Grip Rubber Backing – This bestselling product has felt on the top side and rubber on the underside to stop a rug from sliding. It’s suitable to use on heated floors up to 80° F and can be attached to a rug by latex or spray gluing. 

SUPERMOVENOT Deluxe Rug Underlayment – This pad has the same advantages as the above MOVENOT, but it’s ⅜” thick for extra padding and comfort.

Grey Felt Secondary Carpet Backing – This affordable option is made from standard quality poly fibers and is available in three sizes. It protects rug backings from floor surfaces. 

Eco-Grip Rug Pad Non-slip w/ cushion – If you need an eco-friendly rug gripper, this is an excellent choice. It’s made from 100% plant-based oils and will help protect your floors and your family from tripping and slipping.

Eco-Stay Rug Pad Non-slip – This is a thinner and more affordable green flooring non-slip rug backing for customers looking for a bit of cushioning and a non-slip backing. 

Before you choose, take into account both the needs of the rug and where it will be located in your home. If the area is heavily trafficked, more gripping action will be helpful. If you intend to sit or play on the rug, a comfortable cushion will make that more enjoyable. If you are planning to layer your rugs, a thinner pad will work better so the total height of the rugs is not a tripping hazard. 

As always, if you have any questions about rug pad or any of the above products, our customer service team is available to help. Call Bond Products at 1-888-800-BOND to talk about your rug and carpet needs anytime. We want to match you with the products that will make your life and your floors better. 

 

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