What Do Rug Pads Do?
Rug pads actually do a couple of things. When placed under your rug, they keep it from sliding around and becoming a tripping hazard. But they also add some extra softness and comfort underfoot. This extra padding gives hard-surface flooring some additional protection, too.
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.