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Rug Padding. 

High quality Rug Pads/ rug padding for Oriental & Persian area rugs/ contemporary & modern area rugs

SoCal Rug Masters does not only provide area rug cleaning and repair services in SoCal (Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside) but the right protection services for your valuable area rugs. Antique Oriental rugs represent most of the time serious investments, many of them just as expensive as collectible, original artworks and have to be maintained in order to extend their longevity and beauty. Choosing the right high quality rug pad for your Oriental rug resembles the framing a valuable painting: quality is key, as is the perfect fit, not just in terms of size, but also form and functionality.  

It is our mission to be experts in our industry so that we can help you make the right decisions when it comes to the right padding for your antique area rug. Ask for a rug appraisal and padding consulting today and our experts will suggest you the best type of padding to choose for your area rug. SoCal Rug Masters offers rug padding for wool rugs (such as Persian and Oriental rugs, Tibetan, Chinese Art Deco, Chinese Peking rugs, and Navajo rugs), or silk rugs (Persian Qum or Kashan, Chinese silk rugs, and Viscose rugs).  


Why do your area rugs need rug pads?

Rug pads may seem like an after-thought, however they are absolutely essential for protecting both your floors and the rugs and carpets in your home. When it comes to valuable hand-knotted antique rugs, a high-quality rug pad is an absolute must. 

  • Rug pads protect your Oriental area rugs from damage caused by furniture and foot traffic by providing a layer of cushion and by absorbing shock and weight. 

  • Non-slip pads also keep rugs from slipping, wrinkling and bunching, which can not only cause tripping hazards but secondary events such as rip, and ruin rugs. 

  • By raising rugs off the floor (to varying degrees, depending on the rug pile) rug pads promotes air circulation and makes vacuuming easy which in turn reduce dirt and dust  - the number one cause of rug degradation

What padding materials and types work best for your antique area rug?

Antique Oriental and Persian rugs are made of the highest-quality natural fibers such as wool and silk which require a padding of similar quality, ideally natural materials. We provide both best quality polyester fabric padding, and sustainable natural rubber and felt (often made from recycled fibers) made in the USA according to the highest manufacturing standards. 

The rug pad choice (ratio grip to cushioning) depends on your area rugs pile and size. 

  • E.g., if your rug is a flatweave rug, particularly a small or medium size, you’ll be looking for more grip and low to moderate cushioning. 

  • For thicker, heavier pile or larger sized rugs in living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms grip will likely be less important than cushioning. 

These are just examples. For choosing the right padding type and material, please request a consultation with our experts. Depending on the area rug assessment , So Cal Rug Masters will pick the adequate padding that serves your rug best. 

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