Pottery Barn understands the importance of a rug pad in making the most of your new rug purchase. Adding an extra layer between your floor and your rug creates two-fold protection. First, the rug underlay instantly transforms any floor covering into an anti-slip rug, which is particularly important on timber floorboards or tiled surfaces. Yet even if you are adding a rug over carpet, a rug pad can help minimise shifting and buckling, making it safer and less of a trip hazard. Secondly, the rug pad helps to minimise wear on the bottom of your rug, and offers a plusher, softer feel underfoot.