I tried to cheap out on the basic "waffle" grid rug pad. It was....ok. I finally decided to get a decent pad and yes, it DOES make a difference. The rug lays better and feels thicker. I had a difficult time determining the difference between "Deluxe", "Superior", "Supreme" felt pads but was able to find the thickness differences in the Q&A. I bought 2 pads for different size rugs and had to cut one down. It wasn't too bad with a scissors. (The edge is not as crisp or perfectly straight as the non-cut side) But it's underneath the rug and doesn't show. Yes, it was worth it!
This is a great rug pad especially for the money. At first when I laid it out on the floor, I was concerned that the wrinkles would show through on the sisal rug I was putting on top of it would show through. After a day or two of laying out flat and placing the sisal rug on top, no wrinkles. I had to trim off some of the sides of the pad because my sisal was a 9x12 and this pad is a 9x13, a little tough to cut through but not bad. Just shows that this is a quality product that I would purchase again.
Bought this rug pad to fit under my 9'6" x 13'6" rug, also purchased on Overstock. The pad is just the right size; I had no need to trim or cut. I selected this rug pad after reading reviews on several competing items at Overstock, and this one appeared to be most highly recommended. My rug stays in place and is wonderfully soft to walk on. As usual with Overstock, it shipped and arrived within a matter of just a few days.
I have purchased several carpet pad from Overstock and have been very pleased with all of them. I have several of this particular item and they have all been exactly as described, serve my purposes of non slipping or bunching, reduce tripping hazards, add cushioned support to the carpet all while protecting my wood floors. Because of the dual surface I am able to use them on carpeted floors as well. Definitely recommend and will purchase again as needed.
This was the perfect size for our new 9.5 x 13.5 rug. The quality is very good, although there are more visible pieces of recycles canvas and other materials compared to other brands of rubber/felt rug pads. Still, once it's installed under your rug, you'll never notice. The various pieces do not have different densities (e.g., like a rebond carpet pad for traditional wall-to-wall carpet). There are a couple pictures of this pad (#3 and #4) in this album: http://imgur.com/a/odURj
This is the nicest rug pad Ive ever bought. It definitely is a step up from the rubber dot pads. I have tile floors and a natural fiber hemp pile rug. This has made a drastic difference in the way it looks and feels. It does not slip at all anymore. Would definitely buy again and it made my rug feel 10x more comfortable.