My living room with new Target by Threshold Criss Cross Rug
Recently I was contacted by William McDonald, Co-Founder of Rug Pad USA.com, a rug pad retailer outside of the Greater New York area about reviewing some of their products on AnthologyHouse. Initially I had reservations as rug pads aren't the most glamorous to write about however they are a necessity. Especially for my 1920's hardwood floor home.
What sets Rug Pad USA apart from some of their big box retail counterparts is there focus on manufacturing high end, eco-friendly rug pads that are made exclusively in the USA. They specialize in offering non toxic pads so you aren't introducing chemicals into your home.
I had been using a cheap perforated rubber pad with my living room throw rug and it didn't offer much traction. Since this space is a heavy traffic area and I'm known for switching out rugs as much as I do pillows, I knew I needed a durable pad that would be kind to my 50 + year old hardwood floors.
I opted for the 100% recycled felt Superior Lock Non-Slip Rubber Pad and couldn't be happier. The rug is completely secure, does not slip and adds the right layer of comfort and warmth to our space. I highly suggest this pad for your Kilim and Soumak rugs.
The other pad I needed to replace was for my 5x8 shag rug that resides in our guest bedroom. I wanted something thicker that would help with sound and provide some padding for underfoot. I decided to try out Rug Pad USA's Eco-Solid pad and couldn't be happier. Not only does it add a layer of thickness, it helps mask the 'click click' of heels that are often heard from the floor below. I would recommend purchasing this pad for those heavy traffic areas that require a little extra padding. And an extra bonus - this pad comes with a 20 year warranty!
So if you are in need of a new rug pad and value USA made products, I suggest you investigate Rug Pad USA. With a variety of eco-friendly pads, free shipping, and 30 day return policy you won't be disappointed.
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