Rug Pad for an Area Rug

Exactly one month ago, I received an email from a co-founder of RugPadUSA, asking if I'd be interested in doing a review of a Rug Pad for them.  After checking it out, to make sure this was the "real deal" - you can never be too careful these days - I agreed.  They're located outside of the Greater New York area and specialize in manufacturing higher end, eco-friendly rug pads that are made in the USA and have been in business a couple of years.   It didn't
take me long to figure out what rug I'd get the pad for - or what kind of rug pad I would need.  As an Interior Designer, I've known the value of a good rug pad for Area Rugs and Carpeting.   A good rug pad will give you many, many years of use from a beautiful rug or carpeting.

I purchased the rug that is in our Great Room a while ago - this is the first photo of it that you've seen.  I also purchased a good rug pad...however, it wasn't available to be sized to fit my rug, unless I wanted to cut through it myself and order a much larger pad.  So, when I saw the rug pad for use on carpeting for my area rug was available cut-to-size, I was hooked!  It was also available in 2 heights - 1/4" and 3/8".  {My former rug pad was 1/4"}  This time, the new pad would not only be cut-to-fit but also be 3/8" thick.

My Rug is 7'10" x 10'10" and fills the center of our Great Room.  I love the black center and border, and of course I love all of the roses and flowers.

The photo above shows the side that faces down on the carpeting...and the photo below shows the side that faces up - where the Area Rug sits.

It can be flipped around, if your Area Rug were on an uncarpeted floor.

It arrived {all 30# of it} very quickly - I sent my order to the co-founder on the 27th of September and the Rug Pad arrived on October 3rd.

With everything going on around here, it took me some time to get hubby to help move furniture and roll up the rug, put down the pad and unroll the rug and move furniture back...but it finally got done.

This is the Rug Pad I got from RugPadUSA...

Now the review...

You should already be able to tell, I was impressed by the personal contact of the co-founder through my blog, offering me a Rug Pad if I would do a Review.

There was no odor with this Rug Pad - it's an eco-friendly rug pad, so I would imagine that has everything to do with it.  No toxicity and because of the construction, it will not break down nor damage floors or carpeting, like some pads do.

And I am very impressed with the quality of the Rug Pad.  I'm so pleased that I could order it cut to fit...and I no longer have edges on the end of the rug that aren't on a rug pad at all.  There is just 1.5" all the way around the rug that is not on the pad...and I love that.  The rug pad even makes my rug feel so much more expensive.  The old rug pad wasn't a cheap pad...but I could feel lumpy bumps in the pad when I walked across the rug.  I don't have that problem with this Rug Pad.  I am also glad that I got the 3/8" thick pad.  Even though my carpeting is newer and thick, the pad is not overly thick.  

NOTE:  If you happen to have a Rocking Recliner by LaZBoy...with the round wooden base like I do, you may need to rearrange your room a bit, to not have the recliner sitting near the edge of the rug.  Sitting the chair near the edge of the rug allows the recliner to swivel by itself, sometimes swinging you around in the chair, even when you want to sit still.  It just so happens that where I want to sit in my chair there is not alot of room to either have the swivel base entirely on the area rug...nor totally off the area rug and since the base isn't level, it spins.  I solved the problem in one room with the same situation,  I just have to do it in the Great Room too. All I did in the other room, was put another piece of carpeting on top of the existing carpeting, bringing it to the level of the rug/rug pad! {My old rug pad did the same thing though}

I have 3 other Area Rugs and plan to purchase new Rug Pads sometime next year...and you can bet I will be getting this brand of pad for those rugs!

Thank you!!

Just to make it clear, even though I received this Rug Pad in lieu of a Review, the review is truthful and totally how I feel about this product.
Jan Tanis
Jan Tanis

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  1. Hi Jan, wow looks like such a great rug pad and you are happy with this product. Thanks for sharing all about this. Love your large area rug. The colors are beautiful and looks so nice against your carpeting.
    It's nice to deal with a great company like this and good customer service.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Hi Jan, Your rug is lovely. =) How fantastic that you get a nice rug pad in return for a wonderful review. Hope you are feeling better. I have thought of you often these past weeks.
    Blessings and Sunshine,

  3. Hello Jan, your large rug is lovely and it looks like the rug pad is doing it's job. Good job on the review. I always appreciate good customer service. xo