Why do I need an area rug pad?
Area rug pads serve several different purposes at once. Their primary role is to keep rugs securely in place so that they do not slide around or shift when walked on.
At the same time, rug pads add cushion to a rug, adding to its softness & comfort. Finally, a rug pad passively works to protect rugs from damage, be it from spills or abuse from excessive movement.
General area rug pads
General rug pads are made from a slip-resistant webbed material and largely serve to prevent your rug from sliding out from underneath you when you step on it. You can order a roll and cut your pad to size or order a pre-cut pad in the specific size you need.
Premium area 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.