These rugs are thinner than others due to their slim pile on the surface of the rug. This makes all the products extremely lightweight and flexible, with the main advantage being the ease in which furniture can be slid on top of them. This is ideal, for example, in dining room scenarios where you want a table and chairs to have added comfort underneath, or in living rooms where a sofa or coffee table would look better with a rug to accompany them. They are also child friendly in comparison to thicker rugs as sliding toys over them is easier. Thicker rugs are less useable in all these situations as the pile will not move and would concede more damage from being used int his manner.