We at Persian Rug Cleaners cannot say enough about the crucial need for proper padding under all your handmade rugs, whether they lay upon hard surfaces or on carpeting. First and foremost, proper padding will prevent the rug from slipping which can easily result in injury so it is just safer to take this precaution. Additionally, proper padding will add many years of life to your rug by eliminating those waves and wrinkles that in time will turn into tears and splits. Over the years, we have used and evaluated dozens of different rug pad materials. That said, we can assure our customers we carry the best padding for their needs. The cost is nominal and your rugs will thank you.