Rug & Home recommends the use of a Rug Pad with our products. Karastan Premium Down Under Rug Pads are manufactured from post-industrial materials. This Rug Pad is the eco-friendly way to protect and add comfort to your floors. Rug Pads 1) Help keep extra cushioning underfoot, 2) Keep area and accent rugs in place, and 3) Protect against abrasion and wear on all flooring types. A Karastan Rug Pad is ideal for use on any hard surface flooring and carpeting, and can be easily trimmed to fit any size rug. The Rug Pad should be no less than 1-2 inches smaller than your rug on all sides.