How to Choose Rug Pad Thickness
When deciding on thickness of a rug pad, it is best to consider the thickness of the rug and the amount of comfort you desire.
How to Choose Rug Pad Thickness is a popular issue among people. Since rug pads are available in various thicknesses, we often wonder which one to choose. The choice of thickness ranges anywhere from a very thin 1/16″ to a very comfortable 1/2″. While many people would initially think the thicker the rug pad, the better, this is not always the truth. While a thick rug pad has its benefits, depending on the type of rug and the use, too thick of a rug pad may become an obstacle.
Rug Pad Corner offers rug pads with a few different thicknesses. The thickest rug pad we offer is Superior recycled felt rug pad. This is an excellent rug pad for those rugs where slipping is not an issue. Since it does not have rubber, Superior will not stop rug slipping on a floor. In this case, while this is a thick and comfortable rug pad, it may not be practical or safe for rugs that tend to slip. Superior thick felt rug pad is excellent under area rugs that are either large and heavy, or have furniture keeping them in place. For these settings, it adds much protection and comfort with its thickness. And, if the 3/8″ thickness is too thick, yet you desire an all felt rug pad, then we offer it in a full 1/4″ thickness as well.
How to Choose Rug Pad Thickness means being assured that your rug pad will perform and protect without being too thick or thin. Ultra Premium is one of the top rated felt and rubber rug pads that adds a great amount of thickness without becoming an obstacle. It is .30 inches thick and contains a layer of solid rubber on the floor to prevent rugs slipping. The combination of the felt and rubber results in a very ample comfort level to any rug and floor. Thick or thin rugs alike are very compatible with Ultra Premium and seem to perform and feel quite well.
There are areas of the home where thickness can pose an issue, such as in hallways with doors opening over the rug. Here, a thicker rug pad could prevent the door opening, so thinner is better. Super Hold is a 1/8″ thick natural rubber rug pad that offers protection and prevents slipping without posing any obstacles. Unlike other plastic mesh rug pads, Super Hold offers a full 1/8′ comfort under any rug.
How to Choose Rug Pad Thickness is driven by rug, use and desired comfort. Since rugs vary in thickness, it is important to avoid having your rug too high off the floor. A felt and rubber rug pad such as Ultra Premium is thick enough to make a difference, yet usually will not raise the rug too high off the floor to cause any issues. For larger room size rugs with furniture surrounding them, a thicker all felt rug pad is just fine, as it is rare that a rug of this size becomes an obstacle.