I’ve got hardwood flooring which are cold, and I usually simply wear socks around the home and sitting at my desk. Wearing footwear at my desk isn’t something I needed to do, and I didn’t want slippers which I’d have to slip on-off every time I’m at my desk. I needed a set-it-and-forget-it resolution and the combination non-slip pad + heated ground mat works great. I have not even purchased a small rug to position excessive yet but I’ll head to Target and try this quickly. It’s an excellent product that solved an actual downside for me! Currently I do turn it on in the morning and off at the finish of my workday however I do have an outlet timer that I’ll hook up soon.