Whether you have hardwood, laminate or tile floors, if you have an area rug, then you need a quality rug pad under it. Rug pads keep you safe, protect your floors, prolong the life of your rug and are more comfortable. Consider premium pads which are thick with felt on one side and a non-skid natural rubber backing on the bottom.
The most important reason for a good rug pad is to minimize accidents, slips and falls. Area rugs on slick surfaces slide and move. Rug pads minimize shifting and bunching by anchoring your area rug in place.
Rug pads protect your floors from scratches and trapped dirt that can get stuck under your rug. They also protect your floors from wet spills from ruining your wood floors.
Area rugs age prematurely by the friction on the bottom of the rugs. A rug pad protects area rugs and increases the durability.
Lastly rug pads make your area rug more comfortable. They cushion your steps and help with noise absorption.