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rug padding and underlaymnets for area rugs

Rug underlayments for Oriental rugs and Area carpets on hardwood floors we are the source for rug pads in PDX 

Rug Pads

Are rug pads necessary?  

Rug pads are not necessary but are recommended to reduce slipping and tripping issues. In some situations, rug pads are not needed. Some rugs on top of low pile and loop wall-to-wall carpet need no pad while in other situations they do. 

Area rug pads have different performance aspects, depending on their use. A thin rug pad for example works well for small rugs, and in high traffic areas to prevent rug movement on a floor and reduce slipping hazards. 

How to choose a rug pad  

The goal of a thick carpet pad is a more cushion feel; thick rug pads have other benefits such as sound absorption, insulation properties, and more rug cushion feel underfoot. For example, an oriental rug on a concrete basement floor benefits from the insulating properties of our thicker padding. A thicker pad provides sound absorption in a living room or upstairs common area in a home by absorbing sound vibrations from foot traffic, tv, and music transmitted through floors, tile, or hard surfaces. Avoid using carpet pads for area rugs they are not engineered for area carpets. 

What rug pads are safe for hardwood floors? 

Carpet and Rug Insitue green lable certified

Padding for area rugs and carpets is engineered to be used on hard surfaces such as wood, tile, concrete, engendered laminates, and vinyl. Or rug pad to use on carpet or carpet to carpet use. OUr underlayments are rated for radiant flooring heating compatibility. Our rug padding is suitable for home but durable and resilient for commercial area rug applications.

 

Our underlayment is washable, non-toxic, and made from new carpet production scrap and production overrun material 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 to synthetic vinyl backing that provides better stability and longevity  

   

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Area rug pads made in the USA
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Thick Rug Pad 

Medium thickness

Rug Pad  

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Thin Rug Pad 
Sides and ends of your oriental rug uneven?  We custom cut rug pads to fit your rug too!
How to measure for a rug pad

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

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

 

Give us a call with your sizes and we will custom cut your pad size and have them ready for pick up or we can deliver them for a small delivery charge. Give us a call we are your pad source for rugs in portland

Cutting Area Rug Pads At Home

Our thin rug pads/ underlayments are easy to cut at home with a pair of household scissors. We often stock precut rug pads up to 8x10 size for our clients on the go or call in your size and we will have it ready when you drop by our rug shop. The rug pad size should be an inch in form the side of the area carpet.

Rug Pad Cleaning 

A pet accident, liquid spill, construction soil whatever it may be we can also wash the rug pads we sell. 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 rug pad hold up very well to repeated cleaning 

We can take away your old rug pads for you for a small fee. At one point rug pads were recycled, like many things the policy changes, and currently, rug pads are not recyclable. The good news is most rug padding is made from new carpet waste scrap, so material that otherwise would end up in a landfill finds life as a rug pad

Our shift from rubber-backed padding to vinyl was the result of poor performance rubber-backed padding. Simply the rubber pad dries out too soon and turns to powder. Vinyl is much more stable for much longer and our goal is to sell padding that lasts for decades not years. 

  

What to do with my old oriental rug pads, can they be recycled?