Rug Pads for Persian Rugs

Most people tend to think of rug pads as unnecessary purchases. When they buy a rug they bypass the pad completely. They often put the rug in place without knowing of how much damage they can cause without the pad. Without the rug pad, the rug tends to slip and slide. Often it wrinkles and wears down faster than it would if a rug pad is placed beneath it and ends up with cracks in the beautiful patterns in it. Since Persian rugs are delicate, more intricately made than others and are often open to damage, they tend to wear down quickly. Since they are handmade, moving them around too much will loosen the knots at the end, under the rug. This knot keeps the entire rug whole. Once it is opened, the whole rug will slacken. Although they are hidden from view beneath the rugs, rug pads are extremely important. They hold the rug in place. This keeps the delicately made rug from sliding around; often bunching up while someone walks over them in the absence of a rug pad. Once that happens, it weakens the fibres and creates splits on the rug.

How to Buy a Rug Pad for Persian Carpets:

persianrugsDurahold rug pads make the carpet surface comfortable to walk on as well since they provide good padding. So, when buying one, it is essential to know what one is looking for. Compare – If the perfect rug pad is desired, the materials used to make them should be noted. What materials are best for your floor or carpet is a knowledge every buyer should have. Durahold rug pads also come in a variety made from polyurethane foam. This is commonly known as Rebond because it is manufactured from pieces of foam, recycled and bonded together. These give the carpet a good grip and keep it from sliding off and slipping. The foam keeps the carpet from wrinkling and cushions it so that the pressure is taken by the pad rather than the carpet itself. This is ideal for the Persian rug.

Choose – If one does not have a certain thickness in mind, then finding out the correct thickness for a Persian rug is a priority. Commercially, softer and thinner rug pads work best for a Persian carpet. It has to be cut to fit beneath it so the typical size would have to be a 1 inch thickness. This protects the rug and does not raise it too high to create a tripping hazard.


–Pick the pad that is perfect for a home. Keep in mind who lives in the home and what dangers they provide to the floor and carpet. If the home has pets, a moisture guard rug pad will be best in case they wet the carpet. If there are toddlers that tend to stain the carpet and pad, an easy wash and waterproof pad is ideal. No matter what the need, there is always a rug pad that fits.

Installing the Rug Pad:

installingrugpadsTo put a rug pad in place, one has to know what to do. They are simple and easy tips that can be done by everyone without problems. Measuring the rug that needs the padding placed underneath is the first step. The rug pad has to be two inches shorter than the rug itself. This is to keep it from getting caught in the heel of a shoe and become a tripping hazard. The rug needs to be placed in the area chosen. Drawing a line around the edges makes sure there is no mistake when putting the rug pad in and line the edges with soft glue. The rug pad should rest on it till it has dried. Once done, the carpet is placed on top and settled for a perfect, safe Persian decoration for the home.


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