Have you ever scared a FedEx driver by doing a little jig on the porch as he walked up your steps with an extra exciting delivery? It's possible that happened here a few months ago when my vintage Turkish rug was delivered.
Yes. Months ago. And I'm just now showing it off? Yep. For a great reason. I could not find a rug pad in this town that I deemed good enough for this antique baby of mine. And without a rug pad, the rug was bunching and shifting a lot. So I rolled it up and put it away until recently......
More on the rug......when we got our new furniture, I knew I wanted a rug to anchor the space. I knew I wanted a vintage kilim. And after lots of online searching, I found the perfect one via the Turkish Rug Man! I loved the design and colors, and of course, it was just the right size!
But, like I said, it wasn't staying in place on slick hardwood floors without a rug pad, since vintage kilims are thinner than rugs tend to be nowadays. So the day it was delivered, I went to - no joke - FIVE STORES in town to look for a rug pad. All I found in each store was a pressed plastic pad, which I'd had no luck with in the past. Which tend to smell a little chemical-esque. Which I feared would damage the rug and possibly, the hardwoods too, which are original to our house!
There was no way I was putting a plastic pad under this vintage dream of mine.
Enter the Rug Pad Corner who completely saved the day! They make pads that are 100% chemical and glue free. This meant, no strange smell coming from the pad. It also meant that my rug and floors would not be damaged. Annnnd they are made in the USA!
They had a few to choose from that would work with hardwoods floors. I decided to go with one called the Ultra Premium. The Ultra Premium rug pad is everything I'd hoped for. First of all, when I opened the package, there was no scent to the pad at all! No chemical smell whatsoever. Next, the pad flattened out immediately! I didn't have to wait to throw the rug on top! The felt side went against the rug and held it in place.......
Since vintage rugs tend to have odd dimensions, another feature I love, is that they are made and cut to be custom to your rug! They cut mine to be just a tad smaller than my rug, meaning no pad peeks out!
During the short time I actually left the rug out - pre-pad - my rug would shift a lot, especially with my rambunctious pups. Once the pad was underneath, my rug has not budged an inch. It would also bunch up under the coffee table before. Now there is no bunching, since the felt seems to adhere to the rug, and the rubber side grips to my hardwoods nicely......
The pad also adds a little depth to my pretty thin rug! It's about 1/3" thick, which is the perfect amount of cushion underfoot!
To say I'm happy with this pad is an understatement. For any future rugs I purchase, vintage or not, I will definitely be using a pad from the Rug Pad Corner. And you should too! Use the code REVIEW15 for 15% off your purchase!
Good thing I wasn't home when the rug pad was delivered. I would have scared the UPS driver too! I was so excited about finally getting put the rug down for good, I might have tackled him!
*I received this rug pad in exchange for an honest review via the Rug Pad Corner!*