If you’ve ever had a rug slip & slide around when you step on it, you may benefit from a rug pad. Rug pads are used primarily to keep rugs in place as well as to add extra cushion. The pad creates space underneath your rug, separating it from the flooring in order to protect both.
General rug pads are made from a slip-resistant webbed material and largely prevent rugs from sliding out from underneath you when you step on it. You can order a roll & cut your pad to size or 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 help to prevent scratches on the floor underneath the rug and offer more premium padding for extra comfort.