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Solid design provides firm grip, increased floor protection, and a surprisingly plush feel
Cloud Comfort 7/16"
Dreamy cushioning that comes from 100% visco elastic memory foam, the same found in quality mattresses
Eco Plush 3/8"
Dense felt pad with generous cushioning for use with larger rugs that don’t require a non-slip pad
Our most eco friendly non slip rug pad - made with 100% natural rubber and plant jute
Add cushion and prevent spills from reaching your floors with this 100% water resistant pad
Super Lock Outdoor
The perfect non-slip pad for patios, decks, verandas, porches, and basements.
Superior Lock 1/4"
Cushioned felt combined with a reinforced natural rubber backing
4 x 6 Rug Pads
Most 4x6 rugs require pads with some grip to keep them in place. But, depending on the type and weight of your 4x6 and where you place it, you may also want a bit of cushion. The best rug pad choices for 4x6 rugs run the gamut from lowest profile and greatest grip to pads that combine grip with varying degrees of cushion.
If you’re rug is relatively lightweight and placed in a high traffic area, you’ll want a pad with strong grip. For a 4x6 rug placed anywhere that door clearance is an issue or where it needs to lie flat and perfectly flush with the floor, we suggest Rug Pro, the lowest-profile solid design rubber and felt pad.
Nature’s Grip is another great, low-profile choice for 4x6 rugs that need to lie completely flush with floors. This 100% eco-friendly pad weds hand-woven organic jute fibers with natural rubber to maximize your 4x6 rug’s stability, extend its life, and protect your flooring Naturally safer than plastic non-skid pads, Nature’s Grip naturally grips to floors rather than sticking to them.
If you’d like a bit of subtle cushion under your 4x6 rug, consider Super Lock Natural. This classic waffle-style pad, made with over 1 pound of natural rubber per square yard, is still thin enough to keep 4x6 rugs in place, lying flat. But it’s waffle design offers a bit of cushion that won’t compress over time. Because it’s made with natural rubber, it will never outgas, stick to, stain, or strip floors the way that plastic pads made with synthetic adhesives can.
For more cushion under your 4x6 rug, consider Contour Lock. This 1/8 inch-thick felt and rubber pad offers a strong grip and moderate levels of cushioning without bulking. Rugs often tend to have rough backings, so this pad’s slightly thicker solid design not only helps keeps rugs clean, but fully protects floors from scratches. This pad offers a great overall value for reliable grip and subtle cushioning.
Customer Questions & Answers
I have a rug in a high-traffic area over wall-to-wall carpeting. The rug moves as the day wears on and I would like a pad that will stop this. What do you suggest? Size of pad should be about 48 x 72 inches
The only pad we know that works is our Superior Lock 7/16". Wall-to-wall carpeting can be tough so that thickness is necessary. Rubber side up felt side down.
If an all felt pad doesn't work too well in high-traffic areas what do you suggest for 4x6 and 3x3 area rugs? The pads must be non-toxic.
I suggest looking at our Contour Lock felt and natural rubber pad or our Anchor Grip pad which is a soybean oil-based polymer blend. Both these non-toxic pads have exceptional non-slip traction that stops rugs from slipping and sliding even in high-traffic areas.
How thick should a rug pad be for a 4'x 6' thin silk rug?
The pad should really be no thicker than 1/4".
What type of pad is most appropriate for a handmade needlepoint rug? It's 4' x 6' and will be going on a hardwood floor.
Take a look at our Superior Lock 1/4" pad. It's made of recycled felt and natural rubber and will stop your rug from sliding and moving, while also providing plenty of cushioning for a plush feel.
I need a pad and am looking at Super Lock Natural and Anchor Grip, but I don't want anything too thick. My main concern is to get something that adheres to the rug. Previously, I’ve had rugs slip off pads and don’t want it to happen again.
I recommend Anchor Grip. This low-profile pad will hold tight to both your floor and your rug, keeping it locked in place.
We have a new construction home with hardwood floors and are looking for a pad for a 4ft x 6ft rug in the entryway. I also have a Yorkie that loves to go potty on rugs. With this in mind, which pad do you recommend?
We have a small collection of water resistant pads that will temporarily prevent spills from reaching floors giving you enough time to clean up any pet accidents. For example, there is the Anchor Grip pad which also has a strong grip that is ideal for rugs that will receive lots of traffic such as those in an entryway. You could also look at Cloud Comfort, but this has no gripping attribute.
Could you recommend a rug pad for a 4'x 6' synthetic rug in a high-traffic entrance of a laundry? The rug is on wood flooring and other factors include a dog and a water bowl.
I recommend our Anchor Grip pad which has a very powerful grip that keeps rugs locked in place in high-traffic areas. This pad also has a liquid resistant barrier that can cope with spills from your dog's water bowl. If there are spillages or pet accidents, we suggest cleaning them up straight away.
I would like a thin pad to protect my hardwood floor from a 4ft x 6ft bamboo "rug". Its backing sticks to the wood and is ruining the finish. What can you suggest?
I recommend our RugPro felt and natural rubber pad which is 1/16" thick. This low-profile pad will secure your bamboo rug to the floor and stop it from further damaging the hardwood and its finish.
Which type of pad for hardwoods works best with a flatwoven 4x6 Dhurrie rug?
We suggest either Contour Lock or the Superior Lock 1/4 inch., which has a felt surface that grabs and holds your area rug, promoting rug evenness while preventing bunching, creeping, and curling at corners. The rich, dense felt core helps soften rug feel while preventing floor damage .Contour Lock’s design protects floors from scratching , which also makes it ideal for rugs with rough backings. It’s particularly well-suited to flat-woven rugs such as Dhurriess.
I am in need of a noise dampening rug pad for a 4'x 6' rug. What do you recommend?
The Superior Lock 7/16" thickness is a very popular pad for soundproofing. Its dense layer of insulation helps to reduce and eliminate internal noises as well as those coming from neighboring homes.
What pad do you recommend for a 4x6 utility rug at the main entry into the house? It is on a new hardwood floor that’s about a year old. The installer said to stay away from rubber pads. Also, I live in Florida and we're going into the rainy season.
I would follow your installer's guidelines and therefore I recommend our Anchor Grip pad. It has excellent non-slip traction and is also waterproof. This pad is a soybean oil-based polymer blend with zero rubber content and will be perfect for your utility rug.
I am looking for a thin waterproof rug pad for a 4ft x 6ft rug in the kitchen. The floor is oiled hardwood. What do you suggest?
Our Anchor Grip rug pad is perfect for your rug, floor, and kitchen. This is a non-slip waterproof pad that is made from a soybean oil-based polymer blend. It is completely safe for your hardwood floor.
What pad can you recommend for my newly refinished hardwood floors? Non-slip is preferable.
If you are concerned about rubber damaging your floor I can suggest Anchor Grip. This rug pad is a soybean oil-based polymer blend pad that doesn't contain any rubber. It is a non-slip pad that prevents rugs from slipping, sliding and moving all over the place.
Which pad works best for 4ft x 6ft area rugs on top of carpet?
Carpet Lock is the only pad we recommend for rugs on carpet. This felt and natural rubber non-slip pad has a powerful grip that keeps rugs stable and stops them from bunching and wrinkling.
I'm looking to install rugs in the upstairs foyer and hallway to help reduce sound from the hardwood floors. The rugs would be about 4'x 6' and 3'x 12'. Would you recommend the Superior Lock 7/16" pad for this application?
Yes, that is exactly the pad I would suggest for sound dampening for smaller rugs that need grip. This felt and natural rubber non-slip pad is a great choice.
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