Custom Rug Pads

At Best Rug Pads, we recommend trimming your rug pad slightly smaller than your area rug for a proper fit.   A Custom Rug Pad is cut smaller to keep edges of the rug on the floor, allowing it to relax properly as well as hide the rug pad.

When ordering a custom cut rug pad we suggest you measure your area rug with a tape measure to get the exact measurements. Don't rely on the size that may be referenced on the back of the rug as it may vary by an inch or two and a Custom Rug Pad considers the actual measurement of the rug. Depending on the thickness of the rug pad we would typically trim approximately one to one and a half inches less than your area rug on all sides.

To insure you receive the correct size for your area rug, follow these simple instructions.  On the Product Detail page, we offer you 3 different Cutting Options as follows: 

OPTION 1 - We will leave the pad the exact size as ordered.
OPTION 2 When your rug size is the exact size as the pad selected but want it trimmed slightly less.
OPTION 3 -  For a Custom Cut rug pad select the appropriate box as follows:
                   Box 1: Provide us with your exact Rug dimensions and we will trim your pad accordingly, slightly smaller.
                   Box 2: Provide us with the final dimensions you want your rug pad to be.

If you have any other instructions you may want to leave us concerning you order, you may do so during checkout in the "Other Instructions" box.


  • Measure your WIDTH - With a tape measure, extend it across the width of your rug and include on binding along the edge, if there is any.
  • Measure your LENGTH - With the tape measure, extend it from one end to the other of the rug. If your rug contains fringe, or tassles, do not include these in the measurement.
  • Record these measurements under the custom cut option in Box 1 as WIDTH x LENGTH.  We will then trim your pad slightly less on each side for a proper fit.