Absorbent EZwhelp pads are specially designed to wick moisture from the top quilted surface down into the soaker layer. The bottom side of the pad is coated with a waterproof barrier and brushed fabric. Lamination technology assures functionality while maintaining environmentally sound performance. Use these pads for puppy whelping, puppy training, and/or furniture protection. Fluids are absorbed and held for laundering. Washable puppy pads save you money and are good for our planet. Your real cost for these pads is pennies on a per-use basis. Save money, save the environment, and be good to your puppy or incontinent senior dog.