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Looking for an inexpensive rug for my home kit. I figured some here would have some good and inexpensive alternatives. Please sure your best ideas. Thanks
 

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What's your budget and what's your tolerence? You could check with carpet stores for remenents/seconds maybe even ask what they do with carpet they remove when laying down new carpet.

Here, near Boston there are a few furniture stores that have outlet locations...and there's a company called Ocean State Job Lots that has discounted 'stuff'....i bought a patio carpet from them I'm using in my basement....i had bought it for another use but it seems to work ok for the drums
 

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Looking for an inexpensive rug for my home kit. I figured some here would have some good and inexpensive alternatives. Please sure your best ideas. Thanks
Most guys would say to go to Home Depot or Lowes and get a small industrial one with a rubber back which would be perfect for gigging too. I kinda wish I got one. Someone gave me this neat little Oriental style rug I like and use a lot. I also got a cheap one off wayfair.com but my pedals slide on it sometimes. Also, I see sometimes people on OfferUp, the Nextdoor app, and Facebook marketplace selling nice rugs in good condition and for reasonable.
 

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Depends on your budget and tastes.


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Me? I would hit up IKEA. Take the family, make an afternoon of it, get a little fika.
 

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Get a cheap rug at cheap department store. Maybe 3 feet x 5 feet. I have a 5 ft. x 7 ft. and it's too big.
 

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Bought a cool “oriental” style rug at IKEA for my gig kit..$50.00. I’ve been using it for a few months and it’s working great although it isn’t Velcro friendly.
 

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Looking for an inexpensive rug for my home kit. I figured some here would have some good and inexpensive alternatives. Please sure your best ideas. Thanks
A commercial size (double door), doormat with a rubber bottom is great for gigging. Got mine for about $12 at Home Depot. If you need bigger, you can get a piece of carpet cut to your spec. at Home Depot! Mine was about $15 for a 5x5 piece. My prices are surely outdated, but, these should still be the least expensive options and work very well.
 

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We just installed new flooring in my drum room so I'm in the same boat in terms of looking for a drum rug. We went with Luxury Vinyl and I've read that you need to avoid throw rugs with rubber backing because the gassing effect can discolor the flooring. I went to a carpet store and found a remnant that they will cut to size and bind for a fairly reasonable price, although not as cheap as the 5x7 throw rugs you find in local retail stores.

Previously, I had used those rubber mats they sell for home exercise equipment,
 

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If you are not picky, Lowes and Home Depot sell odd-sized remnants in the back that are leftovers from flooring jobs.
I saw a 10x12 piece for about $15-20 earlier this summer.
 

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Try the discount Home stores, i.e. TJ Max types. Persian style 5 x 8's for $30-50. If needed get a roll of 2 sided carpet tape for the corners.
 

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no different than any other room rug
(who said the internet made us smarter)
 
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I use a 1/4” Diamond plate black rubber mat that normally is used to line van floors from American Van . Nothing moves . Little pricey though .
 

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Your question is well addressed above. My take, or parameters, is/are the department store/Home Depot/Lowes area rugs ranging from the $70 coarse indoor outdoor rubber backed ones to the polyethylene faux oriental jobs between $160 and several hundred smackers. I have one of each. Not sure but I think they are roughly 4' or 5' by 8'.
 

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I've never had any luck with carpet remnants or any kind of area rugs. Without a heavy rubber backing, the rug itself just bunches up and moves under me.

I've always used either drum-specific rugs (the pentagon shaped MAPA Drumat is fantastic, but it looks like it's discontinued) or commercial entryway mats.
 


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