Solid design provides firm grip, increased floor protection, and a surprisingly plush feel
Superior Lock 1/4"
Cushioned felt combined with a reinforced natural rubber backing
Eco Plush 3/8"
Dense felt pad with generous cushioning for use with larger rugs that don’t require a non-slip pad
Cloud Comfort 7/16"
Dreamy cushioning that comes from 100% visco elastic memory foam, the same found in quality mattresses
Custom Cut Rug Pads
Getting Custom Rug Pads Cut to Size
Save yourself the hassle of trying to cut your own rug pad - we provide custom cut rug pads. We offer stress-free, custom cut services on all of our custom rug pads - free of charge! Just enter your rug's dimensions before adding your product to the cart and we’ll do the rest.
Benefits of a Custom Rug Pad Cut to Fit Rugs
For one – we offer this service completely free of charge with all our rug pads. Enter your rug size into our sizing chart and we'll do the rest. You'll have a custom rug pad that fits perfectly under your area rug, hallway runner, handmade rugs, or any other size rug you may have without the hassle of cutting it yourself.
With a custom cut rug pad, you don't need to take the time to properly cut your quality rug pad after you get it. No more wrestling with household scissors to try to get a straight cut only to finish and discover you've cut it too small or too big. This can be especially important for rug pads with extra thickness like getting a custom cut memory foam rug pad.
Getting a quality rug pad can be a sizable investment. We don't want to make you pay for any extra padding. With a custom cut area rug pad, you don't have to.
Plus, we dig the fact that it means less waste going to the landfill.
Get the Perfect Rug Pad for Your Odd Shaped Rug
We cut all different sizes from standard measurements to round and oval rug pads. No matter what odd shaped rug you have, we’ll do our very to get you a good rug pad to match.
The Perfect Custom Cut Rug Pad for Odd Size Rugs
We love a good challenge. If you have an oddly shaped rug, just enter the exact dimensions as close as possible, and we will do our best to get you a custom rug pad that fits your odd size rugs.
That being said, sometimes an especially unique shape will even be out of our capabilities. If that's the case, enter your rug size as close as possible, then you can trim it down to the exact size to match your rug. If you know you'll need to do some extra trimming, the Anchor Grip and Super Lock Natural pads are the easiest to cut.
Conveniently Pre-Cut for My Oval Rug
I am very pleased with this rug pad. I looked at others which were not the right size and would have had to be cut. So this one was very conveniently pre-cut for my oval rug. So far it’s been perfect. The rug is staying in place and the padding provides an extra cushion.
— Disne H.
How To Cut a Rug Pad to Size for Odd Size Rugs
Most of our rug pads are easily trimmed at home with a good pair of scissors if you need to cut your pads to fit odd shaped rugs.
These are our step-by-step instructions for how to cut a rug pad for odd size rugs:
- Lay out your rug over your rug pad and use a felt-tipped pen to trace the outline of your rug onto your rug pad.
- Use a pair of fabric scissors or sharp household scissors to cut on the inside of the traced line.
- If you have a thicker rug, we recommend cutting an extra inch in from your traced line so the pad sits nicely under the rug without showing.
Getting Round, Half-Round, or Oval Rug Pads
If you need a round, half-round, or oval rug pad, we can custom cut those to your size. We provide shape options including round, oval, and octagon. Then, just enter the correct dimensions of the rug, and we’ll do the rest.
For half-round rug pads, use the text box we provide for special instructions to say it’s a half-round or half-oval size (specify by length or width) and we’ll cut the pad to fit that shape.
Choosing the Right Rug Pad for Odd Size Area Rugs
Whether you're getting a large custom size area rug pad or a pad to match a strangely-sized sheepskin rug, we want to make sure you find the pad that's best for you. Most importantly, that means choosing a pad that meets your specific needs.
Now that you know we can cut any of our custom rug pads down to size, we'd recommend narrowing your search down by function or floor type.
Finding the Proper Rug Pad for a Custom Size Rug By Function
There are a few main functions for rug pads for a custom size rug that tend to resonate with our customers.
With smaller rugs or custom sized rugs, a big concern is rug movement. It can be beyond annoying and downright dangerous to have rugs slipping or bunching up. To fix this, you'll likely want a non slip pad with a natural rubber backing. Our natural rubber will grip your hard floors without damaging them and go easy on the rug fibers.
If natural rubber isn't for you or your floor manufacturer says not to use natural rubber, we'd recommend our Anchor Grip rug pad which uses a soybean oil-based polymer blend for a synthetic backing. The 1/8"-thick rug pad has a solid grippy construction and is easy to cut for custom rug sizes.
Cushioned Pads for a Custom Cut Area Rug
With an area rug on hard surface floors, extra cushioning can make a huge difference to the comfort level of the room. We have many cushioned rug pad options of different materials from memory foam to felt and all of these can be cut to fit rugs of all sizes.
If you know you’ll need to do a lot of custom adjustments, we recommend choosing one of our thinner cushioned pads like one of our 1/4" thick pads such as Eco Plush 1/4", Superior Lock 1/4", or Cloud Comfort 1/4" because they’ll be easier to cut with scissors.
Putting a moisture barrier between your rug and flooring is especially important for people with pets. One of our water-resistant rug pads can act as a moisture deterrent to keep liquids like pet urine from damaging your wood or vinyl floors.
If you're looking for a proper pad for your outdoor rugs, our Super Lock Outdoor rug pad is the best option for you. This rug pad uses a polyvinyl compound in a waffle style design to facilitate airflow between the rug and flooring. The synthetic fiber and airflow help to prevent mold and mildew even in more damp or extreme weather conditions.
Finding the Right Rug Pad by Floor Type for Custom Shaped Rugs
Whether you have a hardwood floor, laminate flooring, vinyl flooring, or carpeting we want to make sure our rug pads keep your floors safe and fit your custom shaped rugs.
Our pads are safe with most flooring types, but if you want to be extra sure, check out some of our collection pages for different flooring types. (We’ll custom cut any of these pads for free!)
Customer Questions & Answers
Are you able to make half-round rug pads? I see round is listed under shape, so I'm wondering if it could just be cut in half.
Just select your shape and plug in the right dimensions. Then in the 'special instructions' box inform us that your rug is a half circle and we will cut the perfect fitting pad.
How much smaller than my rug will you cut the Superior Lock pad I am ordering?
We will take between 1" and 1.5" off all sides depending on the thickness of the pad you select. Our custom cutting and trimming service will ensure that the pad is a perfect fit for your rug.
I have bought a pretty thick indoor/outdoor rug for my den. I am considering the Super Lock Natural and am wondering if I should order a pad that is one inch or two inches smaller than the rug.
There's no need for you to worry about anything like that because we will figure it all out. Just enter your rug's exact dimensions on the site when you place your order. With our free custom cutting and trimming service we will take between 1" and 1.5" inches off all sides of your chosen pad so it will be a perfect fit for your rug.
Will I easily be able to cut the Contour Lock rug pad down to size?
Yes, the Contour Lock 1/8" pad is very easy to cut at home.
We would like the Nature's Grip pad for a 15'1" x 6'1" rug but need it in one piece only. Is this possible?
For that size rug, the Nature's Grip pad will come in one piece. When you plug in your rug's dimensions on our site it will tell you if we need to send two equal pieces.
I have an oddly shaped room that I need a rug pad for. How difficult is it to cut the Superior Lock pad to fit around nooks and doorways? If I send a floor plan with dimensions, would you be able to custom cut it to those specifications?
Yes, just input the exact dimensions on our website, and we will cut the pad for you so that it fits perfectly.
Can your rug pads be cut to fit an oddly shaped rug like mine?
Yes, we can cut a custom fitting pad for you as long as you plug in the exact dimensions on our website. You will be able to trim most of them as well. The Anchor Grip and Super Lock Natural pads are the easiest to trim.
We plan on using Eco Plush under bookcases and other stationary pieces of heavy furniture to prevent their bases from making indents on our luxury vinyl tile flooring. Since we plan on cutting the material what thickness would you recommend?
I would suggest the 1/4" thickness to make it easier for you to cut.
I am looking at the Nature's Grip rug pad for my odd-sized 3'5" x 5'5" rug. If I order this pad will you automatically cut it so no edges peek out from under the rug?
Yes, with our free custom cutting service, we will take 1" off all four sides so the pad will fit right under your rug.
I intend to order a rug pad that is 1/3" thick. Will it be difficult for us to cut it so that it conforms to the custom shape of our rug?
If you are going to be cutting at home, I would say be careful and use a very good pair of carpet and fabric shears.
What pad do you recommend for a 9' x 13' area rug on a beautiful oak floor? It is big enough not to slide around and I would like minimal thickness. Also, is it recommended to offset the pad from the carpet's dimensions?
I recommend our Eco Plush pad to protect and add some cushioning to your floor. This 100% heat-pressed felt pad comes in three thicknesses: 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2". With regards to the second part of your query, the answer is yes. If you bought a pad the same size as your rug it will never lay flush. So, with our free custom cutting and trimming service, we will cut one inch off all four sides.
I'm debating between rectangle and oval. I'm DIYing a faux fur rug and so I'm customizing the shape. I want the corners to be rounded but not too rounded like oval might be. Will I be able to cut the Eco Plush 1/4" rug pad to my desired shape?
Yes, you will be able to. The Eco Plush 1/4" rug pad can be easily trimmed with a pair of good scissors.
Can your rug pads be cut to size? I am looking for a half round and other shapes.
Yes, they can be. When you place your order online give us the exact dimensions of your rugs. You will also see a special instructions box where you can tell us what you want.
Can I cut the Nature's Grip pad at home?
Yes, you can provided you have a really good pair of shears or a carpet blade.
When I order a rug pad is it possible not to get it cut down? I have a custom application.
Yes, that’s fine. There is a box for special instructions. Just state that you do not want the pad to be cut down.
I just purchased a braided oval rug and want to order a pad. If you cut a pad to your standard size of oval, the corner curves may be different from the degree of curve in the rug, am I right? What do you usually do in the case of an oval?
We do trim the pad to fit the rug. We cut oval all the same way. If you are still concerned, you could purchase a thinner pad that is easy for you to cut at home just in case the curves are different. But in most cases, the oval rug pads we cut are absolutely fine.
Is there a charge for your custom cutting service?
No, there is no charge for custom cutting your rug pad. This is a free service we offer with every order. We will cut 1" off each side of the pad so that it's not visible and so your rug can taper over its edges properly.
Do you cut rug pads to size for an oval-shaped rug?
Yes, we do. When you are on the product page of the pad you want you can enter your rug's dimensions and select an oval shape from the dropdown menu for rug shapes.