Shoppers Say Area Rugs Don't 'Shift or Slide' with This Rug Pad—and It's Up to 57% Off Ahead of Prime Day

One reviewer said their rug “definitely feels more substantial and richer with the pad under it.”

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Mohawk Home 2' x 4' Non Slip Rug Pad Gripper 1/4 Thick Dual Surface Felt
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If you're in the market for a new area rug to decorate your space, you need to get a nonslip rug pad with your purchase, too. Rug pads protect both area rugs and floors from damage, and they make rugs easier to clean and harder to trip over. They're especially necessary in high-traffic areas, or in households with pets and kids to ensure your home investment lasts.

"You always need a rug pad. Rugs wear from the bottom up, so the pad is essential to protecting the fibers from constant abrasion," Greg Roth, Los Angeles-based designer of Home Front Build, told BH&G in August 2020. "Rug pads also prevent slipping, add cushion, and stop the rug from rippling. Look for one that's 1/4-inch-thick and 2 inches smaller than your rug on each side (so it won't show)."

If you need a recommendation for a rug pad, look no further: More than 21,000 Amazon shoppers have given the Mohawk Home Nonslip Rug Pad a five-star rating—and it's currently on sale, starting at just $12. The rug pad is made of a blend of felt fibers with a nonslip rubber backing to prevent accent rugs from sliding, bunching, or rolling on hard floors, making it easier to walk and vacuum over them.

Mohawk Home 2' x 4' Non Slip Rug Pad Gripper 1/4 Thick Dual Surface Felt
Courtesy of Amazon

Buy It: Mohawk Home Nonslip Rug Pad, $12 (was $25), Amazon

Choose from 1/4, 3/8, or 1/2-inch thickness levels and 38 sizes to best fit your rugs. The brand also suggests cutting the rug pad for custom shapes and sizes. It can work on both hard floors and carpets—just lay the felt side down on carpet, and rubber side down on hard floors. You can even spot clean the rug pad with a mild detergent if it gets dirty over time.

Shoppers love the best-selling rug pad because it elevates the appearance of their rugs and prevents the rugs from sliding without leaving marks or scratches on their floors. One reviewer wrote, "my new carpet definitely feels more substantial and richer with the pad under it," adding that it "no longer shifts and slides" on their hardwood floors when they walk quickly across it. Another shopper said that the rug pad adds softness and thickness to their rug, and prevents it from sliding—even when their cat tears through the house.

Protect your floors and rugs with this rug pad that has several sizes on sale ahead of Amazon Prime Day.

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