Custom Fit Rug Pads For Your Specific Needs

Are rug pads necessary? The answer is, yes! Rug pads serve as a barrier between your rug and your floor, providing an extra layer of slip resistance and comfort, protecting against spills and pet accidents, and preventing premature wear and tear on your area rug. Here at Ayoub Carpet Service®, we make the decision easy by providing a variety of padding solutions including custom cuts for any sized rug. We serve Northern Virginia, including Arlington, Alexandria, and McLean, and the surrounding Maryland and DC areas. Call us today at (703) 255-6000 to get a quote or schedule online now.


Designer Thin

The Designer Thin pad is made out of synthetic felt material with a slip resistant polyester backing. This pad is a Green Label Certified environmentally friendly product, made from 100% recycled materials. It is best used for smaller area rugs and runners on hard surface flooring providing an extra layer of safety. Ideal for doorways and entryways, the thin profile of this pad makes it easy for most doors to pass overtop of the rug while keeping it in place. The Designer Thin pad is washable in most cases and comes with a limited fifteen-year warranty from the manufacturer.


Our Platinum pad is our most versatile pairing well with large to medium-sized rugs. The Platinum pad is made with a new Closed Cell Technology that provides a moisture resistant barrier, making it ideal for high-traffic or accident-prone areas of your home. This pad is a Green Label Certified environmentally friendly product, made from 100% recycled materials. The dense cushion of our Platinum pad adds support, comfort, and an extra layer of protection for the rug and the hard surface flooring underneath. The Platinum pad is washable and comes with a limited lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.


Our Durahold products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, washable, and will not absorb odors. The top surface of the pad has thermal-set ridges to prevent lateral movement of your rug in any direction, while the bottom surface shows a unique hexagonal design with natural rubber to offer maximum grip on any floor and prevent moisture build up. These are best used for needlepoints and tapestries, antiques, and larger rugs.

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Another advantage to purchasing one of our area rug pads is that in most cases they can be washed if still in good condition. Our expert technicians are happy to inspect your area rug pads during our complimentary pickup and delivery service for area rug cleaning.

Here's what could happen if:

  • Your area rug pad is not replaced as needed.
  • If you selected an area rug pad made with materials that are not durable and may even be made with toxic materials.
  • If you do not have your area rug pads checked and/or washed frequently (as often as you have your area rugs washed, about once every 2 – 3 years).
  • If you selected an area rug pad made with materials that off gas, conversely interacting with your floors and may even cause discoloration to your area rug.

While this kind of damage can be cleaned, it is better to purchase the right type of area rug pad suited for your rug and the flooring underneath. Consult your local area rug experts to help with selecting the right pad.


  1. Does the size of an area rug dictate what pad to use?
  2. Absolutely! The size of the area rug is one of the main factors to consider when selecting an area rug pad. Larger rugs work well with heavier pads, while lighter rugs work well with lighter pads. There are also tapestries and flat weaves that work better with pads like Durahold that have the top side alternating grooves.

  3. Are all area rug pads safe and durable?
  4. Unfortunately not. Some area rug pads are made with toxic materials that have the potential to off gas. This may cause toxins to be released in the air and could be a health hazard. These rug pads are typically manufactured in parts of the world that may not be held to the same safety standards as manufacturers in the United States. Currently, the safest area rug pads are manufactured in the United States and are made with felt and/or natural rubber.

  5. Are all area rug pads leakproof?
  6. Claiming to be leakproof is setting a very high expectation for area rug pad manufacturers. The proper terminology would be leak-resistant. While leakproof area rug pads may be impossible to find, there are leak-resistant area rug pads that perform very well against most spills and even pet accidents.

  7. How do I know when I need a new area rug pad?
  8. Most natural felt and/or rubber pads can be cleaned to maintain them a little longer. All area rug pads will eventually begin to fall apart – the benefit of a pad made from natural materials is it will not damage the flooring underneath. It is best to evaluate area rug pads every two to three years or as often as you have your area rugs cleaned. Any sign of deterioration means it’s probably time for a new area rug pad.

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Your Source for Custom Fit Rug Pads

Ayoub Carpet Service® has been the first and only choice for our local rug owners in the Northern Virginia, including Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, McLean, Vienna, and Chantilly, as well as Maryland and the DC areas. Call us today at (703) 255-6000 to get a quote to determine the best rug padding for your precious piece! In addition to padding, we provide rug cleaning and restoration services, treatment for pet odor and urine, and commercial carpet cleaning services.

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Phone: (703) 255-6000

3856 Dulles S Ct
Chantilly, VA 20151

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Falls Church, VA 22046

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