Rug pads help your rug stay in place, keeping it safe and looking great. They also create additional space and padding beneath a rug, helping keep the flooring underneath clean and adding an extra layer of comfort. The thicker the cushion on your rug pad, the more comfort and protection you gain.
Rug pads have different uses depending on the material from which they’re made. General rug pads are made from a slip-resistant webbed material. They 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 you can order a pre-cut pad in the specific size you need. 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.