What are area rug pads for?
Area rug pads protect your floors while adding extra cushion and comfort to your area rug. The thicker of a pad you choose, the more comfort you'll be adding to your room. Area rug pads help prevent your area rug from slipping or bunching, and help keep your hard surface floors underneath pristine.
General Rug Pads
General rug pads are made from a slip-resistant webbed material and largely prevent your rug from sliding out from underneath you when you step on it. You can order a roll and cut it to size or order a pre-cut pad in the specific size you need.
Premium Rug Pads
Premium felt or polyester-blend pads are coated to help them stick to the floor, offering extra protection against movement. They also help to prevent scratches under the rug and are best for adding comfortable padding. Both types of rug pads can be used together, but you should definitely have at least one under every rug in your home.