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America’s Original Source For Home Goods Bringing Our Best To You Since 1842!

Established in 1842 Hildreth’s is America’s first and the Hamptons largest in interior and exterior home furnishings and accessories.
Including the largest selection of indoor furniture Hildreth’s carries luxurious bedding, top of the line bath towels, spa essentials, housewares, candles and hostess gifts, table linens, baby cribs, children’s clothing, gifts and toys, area rugs, lamps & lamp shades and even sewing supplies.
With over 80,000 square feet in 3 convenient locations including East Hampton and Southampton Hildreth’s celebrates its 13th generation on the East End of Long Island and being in business since 1842.
Hildreth’s experienced sales staff, designers and decorators offer the best in customer service, the finest in quality products, all for an outstanding value…

Hildreth’s bringing our best to you since 1842.

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Established in 1842 Hildreth's Home Goods is America's oldest and the Hampton's Largest in interior and exterior home furnishings and accessories. You will find everything for any room in and around your house. In our Blog you can read about Home Decor & Design tips, and so much more. add your comments we would love to hear from you!

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Get A Grip! Why rug pads matter


Area rugs can be a major investment, so it makes sense that when you’re shelling out beaucoup bucks, you might want to save a few along the way by cutting out unnecessary expenses. If you’ve been wondering whether rug pads are one of those unnecessary expenses you might be able to skip, here’s the quick answer: nope. And now here’s why.

While safety is an awfully compelling reason to include rug pads under your area rugs, pads aren’t just about preventing you, your family members, your pets, and your guests from slip-sliding away. They also protect your rug from uneven wear patterns, and keep dirt, debris, and moisture trapped between the floor and the rug from damaging the rug’s underside or backing. In a similar vein, they prevent your floors, especially wood floors, from getting bits of latex backing or thread stuck to or ground into in them. And who doesn’t want to stop scratches from happening, or keep their floors in their best shape for years to come?

If you’re ready to take the rug-pad plunge, here’s a quick guide to which types work best on which floors, and which types of rugs they work best with. Note that radiant-heat floors can melt rug pads and rugs with latex or plastic backing, so you’ll want to choose a rug weave—sans rug pad—that’s compatible with these floors, or forgo the rug entirely on these surface.

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Outdoor Rug Pad - Made of tough, no-slip PVC-coated polyester, these rug pads are perfect for the porch or patio, sans surface transfer. For indoor/outdoor rugs.

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Floor Lock Solid Pad - These pads, made of needle-punch plastic with a latex backing, offer cushioning, insulation, and slip resistance in one washable, microbe-resistant package. Use with any type of indoor rug.

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Rug Stop Rug Pad - This thin, durable, washable pad offers support and promotes even wear. It’s ideal for low-profile rugs.

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Solid Extra Grip Rug Pad - In contrast to thinner pads, like the Rug-Stop, this pad in thick and cushy and enhances the foot-feel of high-pile rugs.

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Natural Grip Rug Pad - made out of polyester and coated with natural rubber, is anti-microbially treated to keep odors, mold and mildew at bay! This open weave wonder will keep your family safe from slipping rugs and is fire-retardant to boot.

Rug Breeds


Learn how to pick the right rug for your space with Annie Selke's rug breed guide. A detailed look at all our rug constructions, from cotton rugs to indoor / outdoor rugs, wool rugs and more!

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