What goes underneath your rug isn’t something we always think about, but is definitely among the most important! Creative Flooring offers several types of attached backing and rug pads. Here you will find why you need a rug pad or attached backing, and also which type is best for you and your space.
First: What’s the difference between a rug pad and backing? The main difference is that rug pads are separate from your rug, and rug backing is attached to your rug by adhesive. In addition, they both are used for different purposes. Typically attached backing is used for rugs that are smaller in size, don’t have furniture on top of them, and are placed in high traffic areas. This is because smaller rugs move more and having an attached backing makes for one less thing to move around (minimizing tripping hazards!) Attached backing also makes your rugs last longer! Rug pads are often used for larger area rugs that don’t move as much or have something placed on top of them.
Both rug pads and attached backing provide protection for your floors, and your rugs! We carry in stock 4 types of rug pad and 2 types of attached backing, each with their own benefits. Below you will find descriptions and purposes of each type of rug pad and backing that we carry, and be able to choose which one is best for you!
Why do I need a rug pad and rug backing? The backs of carpets are often rough and slippery. Rug pads and backing help to protect your floors from scratches and damages. Our stock are designed with materials that won’t tear or markup whatever surface your rug goes down on. In addition, some rug pads and backing have a gripped surface so they keep your rugs in place, which prevents falls, skids and the annoyance of having to constantly move your rug back in place. Pads and backing add cushion, making your rug more comfortable to stand on. Backing also adds sturdiness to your rug which makes it last longer.
Dura-Hold Non-Slip Pad: This is a cut-to-size, 5/8” thick rubber pad designed to grip your rug and floor surface, making it so your rug doesn’t slip, fold over, or move around. Dura-Hold Pad will protect all floor types, and will add some cushion to your rug, making it more comfortable to walk on.
Recycled Rubber Pad: This is a cut-to-size, 3/16” thick rubber pad made of recycled materials, this lower profile, environmental friendly pad is ideal for most all rugs and runners. It too will give you the benefits of protecting your floors, and of keeping the rugs and runners in place for safety and appearance.
Pet Guard Rug Pad: This is a cut-to-size 7/16” thick cushioned pad combined with a moisture barrier that will help protect your floors from moisture, mold and mildew. The moisture barrier along the top of the pad keeps spills and accidents at the surface for up to 24 hours, making cleanup easier and keeping your floors lasting longer.
Synthetic Pad: This is a cut-to-size ¼” thick pad which is ideal for large room-size area rugs. This pad will protect all floor types from carpet scratches and tears, and will provide additional cushion without creating a tripping hazard.
Economical Felt Backing: This attached, cut-to-size backing has a soft felt bottom that gently sits on wood and carpeted floors, giving them protection from the rough carpet back. This backing type is ideal for room sized area rugs that don’t move a lot.
Non-Skid Rubber Backing: This attached, cut-to-size backing has a rubber bottom that grips your floor, keeping your rug from moving around, while also protecting the floors from scratches. This backing type is ideal for entry rugs, hallway runners, and any high traffic area where you don’t want your rug to move around.
Monks Cloth Backing: This attached, cut-to-size backing is our premium soft cloth backing. This is used for custom designed, high end rugs.
Attached Backing Replacement
If the backing on your rug becomes damaged we can replace the rug backing for you. Your rugs must be cleaned beforehand, dirty rugs will not be accepted.
For more information on rug pads and rug backing, please contact our rug shop!