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Anchor Grip

Solid design provides firm grip, increased floor protection, and a surprisingly plush feel

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Carpet Lock

Keeps rugs lying flat and wrinkle free over wall to wall carpeting

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Cloud Comfort 7/16"

Dreamy cushioning that comes from 100% visco elastic memory foam, the same found in quality mattresses

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Contour Lock

Best overall value for subtle cushioning and reliable gripping power

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Eco Plush 3/8"

Dense felt pad with generous cushioning for use with larger rugs that don’t require a non-slip pad

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Nature's Grip

Our most eco friendly non slip rug pad - made with 100% natural rubber and plant jute

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RugPro

Our strongest gripping non slip rug pad - made with natural rubber and felt

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SpillTech

Add cushion and prevent spills from reaching your floors with this 100% water resistant pad

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Super Lock Natural

Classic non-slip rug pad made with over 1lb of natural rubber per sq yard

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Superior Lock 1/4"

Cushioned felt combined with a reinforced natural rubber backing

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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.

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