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Rug Pad

Bagdad Oriental Rugs offers high quality area rug pads handpicked by our experts for their superior performance, cost effectiveness and protective qualities. Our rug pads can be used on a variety of rug and flooring surfaces, ranging from carpeted rooms to hard surfaced flooring to residentially heated floors. All of our padding options come with a manufacturer warranty lasting two years or more. Best of all, each rug pad is custom cut to fit your specific rug!

If you are looking for great rug pads at a reasonable price, stop by Bagdad’s Houston-area showroom. Our highly trained area rug pad specialists are more than happy to help you find the rug pad that’s the right fit for your home!

Why Do You Need Rug Pads?

Rug pads are an effective, inexpensive means of protecting and extending the life of your rug. We highly recommend rug pads as a necessary addition to your home because they provide the following benefits:


Without an area rug pad, you will experience rug slipping, moving or bunching. These examples of “rug creep” are typically caused by adjusting for rug weight and size, the shifting of furniture and walking frequently or quickly on the sides of the rug. Rug creep could potentially result in dangerous tripping hazards for your children, pets, and elderly family members or friends.

With the correct area rug pad, your rug will lay flat and secure on the floor even when there is a high amount of foot traffic walking over it. In short, it is a great investment in accident prevention.

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The right rug pad protects both your rug and floor by acting as a buffer between the two. Without padding, each step you take on your rug creates friction between the back of the rug and the flooring. This friction can gradually wear down your rug’s fibers and potentially scratch your floors. Rug pads function as a buffer to stop the back of the rug from wearing down while also preventing it from grinding onto your hard floored surface. The padding further protects your floors by resisting and absorbing impacts that could otherwise cause dents. By protecting your floors and rugs with padding, you can easily prevent costly damage to both.

Choosing the right padding thickness is also important when it comes to protecting your rug and flooring. Our denser rug pads provide a higher level of protection, particularly from heavier furniture that can leave impressions on your flooring.

Comfort & Insulation

Rug pads provide extra comfort and insulation for you and your family. Here are the different ways in which they can enhance your living space:

First, padding performs as a cushion that feels great to walk on. In fact, research shows that select rug padding decreases leg muscle exertion.

Second, rug padding helps with noise reduction by softening the acoustic sound of the room and reducing floor noise. Thicker pads absorb sound better and are a better source of acoustic insulation than thinner pads.

Third and finally, a quality rug pad placed on cold floors provides enough warmth and comfort to help you save money on your utility bills.

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An area rug pad is quite essential where cleanliness is concerned. Without a rug pad, you will have a difficult time vacuuming due to rug creep. Also, air becomes trapped underneath a rug, thereby making it difficult for the vacuum to suction properly. By applying a pad under your rug, however, your vacuum can operate at an optimal level.

Another added benefit of rug pads is that they are naturally antimicrobial, meaning that they kill microorganisms and prevent them from growing in the first place. Rug pads also help prevent odors, mildew and mold that could lead to premature rug aging. Padding is particularly ideal for people with allergies, asthma and other breathing difficulties in helping to create a healthy living environment.

People often overlook rug pads since they are usually hidden and forgotten about. But you can see their value when you take into account the protection, comfort and safety they provide. When thinking about your padding options, consider spending a bit more for superior rug pad protection. The money you spend now on a quality area rug pad can save you from spending on expensive repairs down the line!