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 hardwood floors and all rugs require a rubber backed pad to keep from sliding around in my house. I got this pad because it was also felted and a bit thicker for the family room where my grandchildren play. It's been great. I chose to cut it my self to fit (this was easy to do as I have a heavy duty pair of scissors). I would say it's worth the money.
If you are looking to add some cushion to your current rug, this is the pad for you! It's thick with just the right amount of loft underfoot and clearly a durable pad that will not need replacing.... EVER. Be aware that it is on the thicker side, which is perfect for medium to high pile rugs. However, if you have a thin rug, I'd recommend a thinner rug pad because this one would create an underneath "ledge" around the inside perimeter of your thin rug. I also like that this pad is solid without gaps or holes, so it truly traps the dirt/dust for total hardwood protection. Thank you for offering the larger (non-standard) sizes as well; very helpful.
I did not give this product 5 stars only because I don't know what an excellent rug pad feels like nor do I know how it will last over time. As others have said, this is a well made, thick, and seemingly durable pad. It comes folded which results in many folds but after a day, they are all gone.