Knee pads reduce the damage when laying tile, hardwood, flooring products,roofing, doing garden work, resurfacing work, or anything that puts you on your knees. The correct pair of knee pads will make long periods on your knees more comfortable and increase productivity. Quality knee pads will be comfortable to wear all day, won't absorb sweat, and won't pinch or bind behind your knees. Soft shell knee pads and soft clear rubber are generally used on finish layer flooring to avoid damage to the floor surface. Hard shell and black rubber pads are excellent choices for doing concrete prep work and roofing, as they can scuff or leave dark marks.