ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Advantages Of Using Rug Pads For Carpets

Updated on July 15, 2011

The use of rug pads for carpets offers many advantages. They offer additional comfort and safety. They will also help protect the flooring underneath, whether it is hard wood or carpet.


Area rugs can add warmth to a room. They will make walking on cold floors more bearable. However, they often will slip or slide, with repeated motion. Using a device to prevent bunching and slipping is a good idea, in homes where elderly people live. The non slip rug pads are typically made with a pvc material that feels like rubber. It also grips like rubber, to keep the carpet in place. This type of product may also be useful for areas of high traffic, such as hallways and entries.


Some rugs are thin and do not offer much protection from the hard floor. When used in a family room or living room, children will often sit on the floor to play video games or watch tv. The additional cushioning provided by the extra padding makes activities on the floor more enjoyable. It will also make the area warmer, especially if the rugs are placed over hard wood or tile floors in the Winter.

Protect the floors

Rug pads for carpets offer protection to the floor beneath. If wall to wall carpeting is underneath, the additional padding can help spilled liquids from running through the top surface, to a light colored carpet below. Sometimes spilled liquids are not detected for a while. They may run through and stain a hard wood floor, leaving a dark and noticeable spot in the area. The use of a thick one quarter inch pad will help reduce the likelihood that spills will ruin the floor, requiring expensive repairs or replacement. The thick products are made from polypropylene and a synthetic rubber. They will also prevent the carpet from bunching or slipping. Both types of products are washable.


The thick polypropylene products are quite a bit more costly than the other version. For a typical 8 ft. by 10 ft. pad, you can expect to

pay from $75 to $90, depending on where it is purchased. It is well worth the cost, when you consider the benefits of using it. For a typical synthetic rubber version, an 8 ft. by 10 ft. protector will cost around $20. They product you choose will depend on whether comfort and other issues are also needed. If it is simply for safety, the less expensive version will work nicely, in area of the home.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Rug shop 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for information about rug pads.Great post

    • Phil Plasma profile image

      Phil Plasma 

      7 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Smart tip for all of the reasons you cite - this earns you a useful.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)