Why do I need an area rug pad?
Area rug pads serve a couple of purposes. First and foremost, they keep rugs securely in place so that they do not slide around or shift when walked on.
General area rugs
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 area rugs
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.