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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
Superior Lock 1/4"
Cushioned felt combined with a reinforced natural rubber backing
5 x 8 Rug Pads
What type of rug pad you’ll need for your 5x8 rug will depend a bit on its weight and thickness as well as where you’re placing it. For most 5x8 rugs, you’ll likely want some balance of grip and cushion. Look for pads that combine felt cushioning with natural rubber, the strongest gripping, longest lasting, safest and most eco-friendly material for keeping rugs lying flat and in place.
For thinner, lighter-weight rugs like flatweaves consider a strong-gripping pad like Rug Pro, a low-profile, high-performance pad that works particularly well in high traffic areas and wherever door clearance may be an issue and/or you’d like your rugs to lie flat and flush with the floor. This pad’s solid design offers more floor coverage than traditional waffle-style non-slip pad, keeping dirt from accumulating and reaching your floors and making vacuuming easier, effectively extending the life of your 5x8 rug by helping to keep it clean.
If you’d like a bit of cushion under your 5x8 rugs but still need to keep a relatively low profile, consider Contour Lock. This 1/8 inch-thick felt and rubber pad offers a strong grip and moderate levels of cushioning without bulking. This pad offers a great overall value for reliable grip and subtle cushioning.
For more cushion, particularly under 5x8 rugs in living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms, there’s Superior Lock, combining the best of both grip and cushion. Made with more felt and a gentle heat-pressing technique, Superior Lock offers unyielding, non-slip traction with thick, cushioned support. It’s essentially a thick layer of felt combined with a thinner non-slip, natural rubber pad. The rubber offers grip while the felt offers extra softness and comfort in two thicknesses, 1/4 inch and 7/16 inch.
Customer Questions & Answers
I am looking for some grip for my two small and plush area rugs that are on a hardwood floor. However, the pads I used to put under cheaper rugs made their edges and corners curl up. Will your pads do that to my rugs?
This won't be a problem at all with our pads. I suggest you look at Anchor Grip and Contour Lock, two of our thin pads.
I'm loose laying a piece of carpet over hardwood in a walk-in closet. The carpet is dense cut pile but pretty low profile. I would like some insulation as the floor is over an unheated garage. Is Anchor Grip or Superior Lock best for my situation?
I would go with the Superior Lock 1/4" over the Anchor Grip. In addition to its grip, this long-lasting felt and natural rubber pad has cushioned support that will provide a comfortable layer of insulation. It will also protect your floor if the carpet's backing degrades over time.
What rug pad do you recommend for a 5x8 cotton rug that sits on top of a wood floor?
The best pad for your rug is the Superior Lock 1/3" which sticks firmly to floors.
What is the best pad for Beni Ourain thick wool rugs that are 5' x 8' and 10' x 8'? They will be going on either a hardwood floor or a marble tiled floor.
For strong gripping, cushioning and floor and rug protection I would say either the Contour Lock or the Superior Lock rug pads.
Is the SpillTech pad too thick for a 5' x 8' thin wool kilim-style dining room rug, and will it have enough grip? We bought a Contour Lock pad for the last dining room rug and really like it.
The SpillTech pad would be too small for your needs. Contour Lock is a perfect choice for your rug.
What thickness should a pad be for a 5ft x 8ft thin oriental area rug on a hardwood floor that sees high traffic? I want the carpet to feel plush and soft and was looking at the 1/2" felt pad.
My recommendation is 1/8" or thinner. You will get this with the Anchor Grip pad, which is 1/8" or the RugPro, which is 1/16". Both are ideal for high traffic areas. I wouldn't go with the 1/2" felt pad, only because it isn't non-slip and you don't want your rug to move around. For a plusher feel, look at the Superior Lock, either 1/3" or 7/16". This felt and rubber pad will give you a lot of comfort underfoot and won't slip or slide.
Would the Cloud Comfort rug pad slip if placed under a 5ft x 8ft rug in a kid's room?
Yes, this pad would slip. Cloud Comfort is really for larger area rugs that do not require protection against slipping.
What is the best rug pad for a 5' x 8' rug on a radiant heated slate floor?
Contour Lock or Superior Lock will work perfectly for you. These felt and natural rubber pads are unaffected by the changing temperatures that are produced by radiant heated floors. So, they will not break down.
Why does your website say you will cut 1" all around, but the dimensions show you take off 2"? Also, I need a pad under a dining room table and chairs and one for a 5’ x 8’ rug under a coffee table. Both rugs are thin and I’d like grip and cushioning.
With regards to the size of our rug pads, we do take 1" off all four sides which equals 2" off each dimension: length (top and bottom) and width (left and right). For your pads, I suggest Contour Lock or RugPro for the dining room and Contour Lock for the 5' x 8' rug. Both of these low profile felt and natural rubber pads will give you the strong grip you need and some cushioning.
Do I enter the exact rug size, and you will make a pad that is a bit smaller? How much smaller for a rug that is approximately 5' by 8'? Also, what pads do you recommend for a handmade wool rug on a hardwood floor, and what are their thicknesses?
To answer the first question, yes, just enter your exact rug dimensions and we will trim 1" off all four sides. So, for a 5' x 8' rug that pad would come out at 4'10" x 7'10". Secondly, I suggest a felt and rubber pad such as Contour Lock or Superior Lock. Contour Lock is 1/8" thick while Superior Lock comes in 1/4 and 7/16" thicknesses.
I have a 5x8 polypropylene rug that will go on a painted concrete porch and may be exposed to rain. Which pad is best in this situation? If rain isn't an issue what works for painted concrete? Would Super Lock Natural be okay?
We don't carry outdoor pads and don’t recommend any of our products for outdoor use because of the elements. If you are just looking for a recommendation for painted concrete, I would suggest something like Superior Lock or Contour Lock, two excellent felt and natural rubber pads that provide gripping and cushioning. I wouldn't go with Super Lock Natural because of the size of your rug. This pad is often bought by customers for their runners.
Will the Superior Lock 1/4" thickness work well for a 5' x 8' wool rug that is 1/2" thick? It will be on a hardwood floor.
Yes, it will. This felt and rubber pad offers cushioning and exceptional gripping as well as long-term protection for your rug and hardwood floor.
I have a 5' x 8' braided denim rag rug on my parquet flooring. However, it isn't very soft and I want to extend the rug life and protect the floor. If I use a felt pad, will it slip? I would prefer to use a felt pad rather than felt and rubber.
For your size rug, I would recommend a non-slip pad. I acknowledge your concern about rubber, but we only use natural rubber which is safe for all types of floor. However, I think the first thing you should do is contact your floor's manufacturer to ask for their guidelines on what can and cannot be used on your parquet flooring.
I have a 5x8 all wool rug. Is that considered small? I want to get the Eco Plush pad, but I'm concerned about slipping. The rug and pad will be going on a hardwood floor.
Yes, that pad is considered small and so I recommend something with an excellent gripping attribute. Please, take a look at our Superior Lock and Contour Lock non-slip pads. These felt and natural rubber pads will also give you a good level of cushioned comfort.
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