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Best Rug Pads

Updated December 2018
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  • 91 Models Considered
  • 10 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 111 Consumers Consulted
  • Zero products received from manufacturers.

    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

    Why trust BestReviews?
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    The pad between your floor and your rug serves several purposes. First and foremost is safety. If you have a hardwood, tile, or linoleum floor, a thin, grippy pad will keep your rug from sliding around or bunching up. It also helps prevent wear and tear on both your floor and your carpet. If you're looking for greater comfort, a thick rug pad is your answer. Don't go too thick near your doors, however, they still need to open and close. Some rug pads are mold and mildew resistant, while others are made from environmentally friendly materials. Your rug pad should be slightly smaller than your rug. It's better to err on the side of too large as you can always trim it down with scissors.

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      Melissa
      Senior Editor

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