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 Rug Pads

A high-quality rug cushion pad makes your home more comfortable and extends the life of your rug in high traffic area 

Learn more about the benefits of a quality rug pad 

While pads are not always necessary, a quality pad for an area rug provides several reasons:

Non-Slip Rug Pad:

Rug pads provide an important safety feature, preventing your area rug from slipping and sliding. They create a stable surface and help to prevent accidents or tripping hazards, especially on hard floors.


Rug Protection:

Rug pads act as a protective barrier between your area rug and hard floors like concrete tile floor beneath. They help to minimize wear and tear by cushioning impact and reducing rug stretching and distortion from foot traffic.


Floor Protection:

Rug pads protect your floors from spills and sharp edges from furniture and prevent scratches, scuffs, and color transfer that may occur when a rug rubs against hard surfaces. Ask about our pet-proof/waterproof rug pad. 


Adding a rug pad underneath your area rug can enhance the comfort and cushioning of your carpet. It provides an extra layer of padding, making the rug feel softer underfoot and more luxurious to walk on.

Sound Reduction:

Rug pads help to absorb impact and reduce noise transmission, particularly in multi-level buildings or areas where noise insulation is desired. They can minimize the sound of footsteps and other movements, creating a quieter environment.

While it is possible to use an area rug without a rug pad, especially on certain types of carpeted floors, it is generally recommended to use one to optimize safety, protection, and comfort. Rug pads are relatively inexpensive and can significantly improve the performance and longevity of your area rug while preserving the condition of your floors.


Are Rug Pads Necessary?  

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Area rug pads made in the USA

Thick Pad 

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Thin Pad 

How To Choose The Right Rug Pad Cushion 



- Thin Pad

 Non-slip area carpet pads keep rugs from buckling and prevent slips on hard surfaces such as hardwood floors in a high-traffic entry room or hallway. A great choice when keeping in place is a top concern and when door clearance is an issue. 


-Thick Pad

A thick carpet padding provides a softer feel underfoot and extra cushioning and insulation qualities and protects rugs and floors from heavy furniture. A thick carpet pad provides more sound absorption in a living room, upstairs common area, or hallway absorbing sound and vibrations from foot traffic, tv, and music transmitted through floors, tile, and hard surfaces. 

Rug Pad Characteristics 

All our felt Padding is engineered for area rugs, not repurposed carpet pad for area rugs made from foam carpet padding. 

  • Our Felted Rug pad / under rug mats are designed for hard surfaces such as wood, tile, concrete, engendered laminates, and vinyl. Our underlayments are rated for radiant flooring heating.

  • Our Padding is washable, non-toxic, and USA-made from new carpet production scrap and production over 100% recycled material from what is otherwise waste products from carpet manufacturing.

  • Our padding is made to last for decades of heavy floor use. In recent years, we've moved away from traditional rubber-backed pads and synthetic rubber to vinyl backing that provides better stability, longevity, and performance. It doesn't leave a powdery residue on your floors. 

Our pad comes in 12' ft roll goods, and we stock standard sizes such as 3x5, 4x6, and 8x10 rug pads. We custom-cut rug pads to fit unusual rug sizes and oversized rugs.  

Best Rug Pad For Hardwood Floors

We carry waterproof and pet proof rug pads to protect your floors from liquid spills and pet accidents from

 rug pad wizards. Our vinyl-backed rug pad provides a strong grip on your floors. Vinyl backed pad is superior to synthetic rubber and natural rubber-backed pads; it lasts much longer and is much more durable than natural or synthetic rubber-backed rug pads. 

Custom cutting rug pads
Sides and ends of your oriental rug uneven?  We custom-cut rug pads too! 
How To Measure For A Rug Pad

For oriental carpets and machine area rugs, rug pad size should be smaller than the carpet. We suggest 1-2" in from the sides and end of the body of the carpet.

For example, a throw rug size is 8x10 so the pad size would be 7.10" x 9.10"

Custom Size Rug Pad


Give us a call with your sizes, and we will custom-cut rug pads in Portland at our workshop  pads to the size you need and have them ready for pickup. We can also deliver rug pads for a small delivery service charge in the Portland metro area 

Cutting Pads At Home

It's easy to custom-cut our thin rug pad at home with a pair of household scissors. We often stock precut rug pads up to 4x6 to 6x9 sizes for our clients on the go or call in your size, and we will custom cut rug pads to size you give us and have it ready when you drop by our rug cleaning facility to pick-up 

Area rug pad and back of rug
Rug Pad Cleaning 

A pet accident, liquid spill, construction soil, whatever it may be, we can wash rug pads we sell just like we wash rugs. We continually search out better products for our clients; our whole rug padding line-up can be washed just like your oriental carpets. Unlike rubber-backed carpet pad, our Vinyl backed rug pad holds up very well to repeated cleaning. 

Rug Pad To Use On Carpet

Rug pad to use on carpet or carpet to carpet rug pad is specialized padding for area rug. It's important to note that wall- to -wall carpet is not engineered to be used with area rugs.


Since rug pads to use on carpet are different that hard surface rug pads. Because carpet pads are not made for area rugs, they stretch and quickly disintegrate; worst of all, they often fail at keeping rugs from buckling and rippling. 


Our Service Area 

Renaissance provides cleaning & repair services to the Portland metro area and beyond 



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