We get this question a lot. If we’re being honest, we’ve probably asked it ourselves from time to time. After you’ve done the soul-searching it takes to buy a new rug, the last thing you want to do is add one more thing to your cart. All that being said, the answer is a definite yes. Some might say we’re biased, but there are several reasons that a good non-slip & eco-friendly rug pad is a real necessity.
Your rug will look (a lot) better
Wrinkles. Dents. Bunching in weird places. There are a lot of kinks that can pop up with any rug. Think of an anti-slip rug pad like a much-needed (and long-lasting) facelift, allowing your rug to lay flat without issues.
They’ll last a lot longer too
Let’s be honest. A good rug is an investment, especially for larger spaces in your home. An area rug pad will lengthen the life of your rug, shielding it from dust, debris, and other particles that it might pick up from the floor. A must-have for anyone with allergies, an area rug pad will help keep your rug fresh and clean. For other ways to keep your rug looking its best, take a look at our Rug Care Guide.Rug Care Guide
Your floors will thank you
Rug pads don’t just protect your rugs from wear and tear. They provide an extra layer of cushion between the floor and any heavy furniture, protecting your hardwood floors from scuffs and scrapes. Even if you have carpet, the right area rug pad can protect your floor from stubborn indentations that are tough to get out.
Rug pads can handle a lot of traffic
Area and runner rug pads are absolutely essential for high-traffic areas of your home, where frequent footfall can mark your floor or discolor your carpet. Perfect for hallways, entryways, or bathrooms, runner rug pads provide a concentrated dose of cushion right where you need it.
You can say goodbye to slips
The primary purpose of an anti-slip rug pad is well… no slips. If you live in a home with very fast children or just a slightly clumsy partner, a rug pad can avert a crash landing before it happens.
There are many different options available, but we recommend felt rug pads. Dense, soft, and comfortable, felt rug pads are perfect for a wide variety of floor types, blending sound-proofing benefits with long-lasting protection. Made with solid, natural rubber backing and made in the USA, our felt rug pads provide extra gripping power while still keeping things low-profile. Plus, each rug pad is needle-punched, allowing your rug and floors to breathe while still filtering out dirt and dust. As always, these eco-friendly rug pads are made with the planet in mind.