Protect your investment, use a rug pad. A rug pad provides traction between the rug and floor to prevent slipping. It adds padding and keeps the rug smooth and flat. Extending the life of the rug, a pad protects the backing and prevents any possible color transfer. Econet Rug pads are an earth friendly premium rug pad made with natural rubber and jute. Rug pads are rectangle. Corners can easily be cut to fit oval shaped rugs.