We offer four different types of underpadding for area carpets, depending on the specific needs of our clients.
Our 2 most commonly required underpadding differ in thickness and mesh size. This is
because carpets are of different thickness due to the content of materials used to knot the
carpets (ie: wools, silks), as well as the knot count.
These underpads feature a non slip rubber coating to hold rugs in place, to prevent tripping due to
bunching and shifting of rugs, which occurs without the help of the underpad. The mesh promotes
air circulation and prolongs the life of your rug.
The thicker underpadding 1/16″ is usually used for thinner, lighter rugs that require more cushioning.
The thinner underpadding 1/20″ is used with thicker, heavier rugs that don’t require the cushioning.
We offer precut sizes:
- 3′ x 5′
- 4′ x 6′
- 5′ x 8′
- 6′ x 9′
- 8′ x 10′
- 8′ x 11′
- 9′ x 12′
- 10′ x 14′
- Custom sizes can be cut as per order for clients
The above mentioned underpads require little maintenance.They contain antimicrobial materials to
resist mold and mildew. There is a ten year guarantee for these underpads.
*Rug to Rug
The other 2 types of underpadding are for rug to rug applications. Whenever an area rug is used on
wall to wall broadloom that has been originally installed to be used alone, there is a padding underneath that is probably more bouncy than you’ll need with an area rug on top. At this point we would recommend our 1/4″ felt with rubber backing or our 2 way non slip underlay which has a dry adhesive on both sides. Our recommendation would be based on the fibre content of the broadloom and the area rug, as well as the original underpad underneath the broadloom.
In closing, it is important to note, that putting an area rug on a floor without underpadding can result in damage to the rug as well as danger to those who walk on it. The waffle type foam or rubber padding that is used under wall to wall broadloom should never be used for area rugs.