Contrary to popular belief area rugs wear from the bottom up. Rug pads act with several different functions, all at an attractive and affordable price. Aside from increasing the lifetime of your area rug, rug pads also offer safety. They decrease the chances that your area rug will slip, preventing possible injury. They also offer comfort. Adding a rug pad underneath your rug increases the softness and the cushion support when walking on your rug. Rug pads also act as a noise reducer. Adding a pad under your rug helps to absorb pressure therefore reducing noise of foot action across the floor. Adding a rug pad is a smart way to invest in your are rug at an affordable price!