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All About Rug Pads

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Why do you need a quality rug pad?

First, a good rug pad will provide a layer of protection between the rug and your hard surface floors which will help prevent wear – giving both your floor and your rug longer life.

Second, a well made rug pad is soft, luxurious and resilient, compressing underfoot and bounding right back for your comfort.

Third, and perhaps most importantly, the right rug pad can prevent accidents by keeping rugs from slipping or buckling – keeping you and your family safe.

We are here to help you determine which rug pad is most appropriate for your particular rug and your particular needs. This is a description of all the rug pads we offer for sale, with recommendations for which situation they are best used.

Optimat

Made of 22 ounces of felt and 16 ounces of non-washable rubber per square yard with a heat fused face, optimat pad is ideal for use with hard surface flooring or wall-to-wall carpet. Place the reverse waffle (rubber) side face down on hard floors and you get excellent gripping power. Turn the pad over – rubber side up – and you have a pad that keeps area rugs securely in place over wall- to-wall carpeting. The surface is specially treated to provide extra grip and prevent fuzzing and fraying. It will not stain, mar or discolor standard flooring. Optimat pad is 1/8" thick. NOT for use with radiant floor heating.

Ideal for:

  • Most hard surface flooring; hardwood, tile, laminate, linoleum etc.
  • Placing area rugs on top of wall-to-wall carpet or when layering area rugs.
  • Adding stability and cushion under thin rugs ie: flat weaves etc.

Ultimat

Literally the ultimate in rug pads, Ultimat is made with 28 ounces of fiber and 20 ounces of washable rubber and 5 ounces of latex face coat per square yard. Like optimat, place the reverse waffle (rubber) side face down on hard floors, turn over - rubber side up - and you have a pad that keeps area rugs securely in place over wall- to-wall carpeting. The surface is specially treated to provide extra grip and prevent fuzzing and fraying. It will not stain, mar or discolor standard flooring. UltiMat is 1/4" thick.  NOT for use with radiant floor heating.

Ideal for:

  • Most hard surface flooring; hardwood, tile, laminate, linoleum etc.
  • Extra protection and stability under thinner rugs ie: flat weaves, old, worn rugs etc.
  • Additional cushion and comfort under any area rug.

Slimmat

An extra thin version of the optimat pad. Slimmat is 1/16" thick. It will not stain, mar or discolor standard flooring. NOT for use with radiant floor heating.

Ideal for:

  • Great for tight spaces under doors.
  • With extra thick rugs that need no additional padding.
  • Most hard surface flooring; hardwood, tile, laminate, linoleum etc.

Securenet

Made with soft pillows of non-toxic, natural rubber to provide a comfortable cushion that holds rugs tight to the floor. Approved for radiant floor heating. It will not stain, mar or discolor standard flooring. Securenet is approximately 1/16" thick.

Ideal for:

  • Tight spaces under doors. 
  • Use with radiant floor heat
  • All hard surface flooring; hardwood, tile, laminate, linoleum etc.

Magnet

The thickest and toughest open-weave non-toxic, natural latex pad available. Provide a comfortable cushion that holds rugs tight to the floor. Approved for radiant floor heating. It will not stain, mar or discolor standard flooring. Magnet is approximately 3/16" thick.

Ideal for:

  • Extra cushion for radiant heat floors
  • All hard surface flooring; hardwood, tile, laminate, linoleum etc.

Econet

Made with non-toxic, natural rubber coating a jute base. Approved for  It will not stain, mar or discolor standard flooring. Through a partnership with Trees for the Future, a tree is planted for every EcoNet pad sold. Econet is approximately 1/16" thick. Econet is not our top choice in rug pad, it will protect both your floor and your rug, but it provides minimal slip protection, and no additional cushion.

Ideal for:

  • Use over laminated wood, wood, tile and other hard floors.
  • Use with radiant floor heating due to it's open grid design.

Rubber Anchor II

The VERY best rug pad for any type of area rug. Made with open cell natural, non-toxic rubber, Rubber Anchor II’s comfort, resilience, performance in protecting against rug wear and preventing slipping, on both wood and tile floors, is unsurpassed by any other rug pad. It’s smooth surface eliminates the possibility of texture showing through even the finest rugs. Available in 3 thicknesses 1/16", 1/8", and 1/4".

Ideal for:

  • All hard surface flooring; hardwood, tile, laminate, linoleum etc.
  • Preventing area rugs from migrating around the floor.
  • Providing additional comfort under foot.

Rubber Anchor Green

A great choice for consumers looking for an eco-friendly, non-toxic rug pad.  Like all the Rubber Anchor products, Rubber Anchor Green is made of natural rubber, a rapidly renewable resource, and it contains no toxic chemicals. In addition it is made with recycled rubber and through a partnership with Trees for the Future, a tree is planted for every pad sold. Rubber Anchor Green offers comfort, resilience, and performance in protecting against rug wear and preventing slipping on both wood and tile floors. 

Ideal for:

  • All hard surface flooring; hardwood, tile, laminate, linoleum etc.
  • Preventing area rugs from migrating around the floor.
  • Providing additional comfort under foot.
  • Those who are especially eco-conscious

Outdoor Rug Pad

Allows rugs to dry quicker preventing mold and mildew growth. Durable & abrasion resistant. Made from polymer coated polyester.

Ideal for:

  • Use on stone, concrete, tile, wood, or any exterior hard surface
  • Adding comfort & safety on outdoor surfaces
  • Keeping outdoor rugs in place
  • Preventing mold & mildew

For sizing and pricing of all of our rug pads please visit our Rug Pad Collection.

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