What are area rug pads?
Area rug pads are thin layers that go between your area rug and the floor that help to keep your area rug in place, preventing "bunching up" and sliding as people step on them. More than just a way to secure your area rug, rug pads help to prevent your area rug from scratching your floor as well. They also provide an extra layer of support beneath your area rug.
For those purchasing an area rug, a rug pad is a good investment as it will help to prolong the life of your area rug and the floors beneath it.
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.