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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
8 x 10 Rug Pads
For 8x10 rugs, in general, we suggest rug pads with more cushion than grip. Rugs this size and larger are often anchored down by their own weight or by surrounding furniture, so they don’t generally need a non-slip pad.
Because 8x10 rugs are most often placed in rooms like living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and dens, where you and your family spend the most time and where comfort and cushion are most desired, cushioned rug pads can be the best option.
Solid design, cushioned pads also protect floors from wear, dirt, scratches and stains while protecting rugs from tears and indentations caused by heavy furniture and offering a bit of soundproofing and insulation.
There are a variety of options available according to how much cushion and lift you’d like. Among the best choices for 8x10 rugs, Eco-Plush pads are woven of 100% recycled felt made from new unused carpet fibers and yarn, heat-pressed to last longer and feel softer than outdated jute rug pads that can wear easily and cause unpleasant odors; unlike synthetic pads, eco-friendly Eco Plush pads are 100% safe on all floors; they contain no glues, bonding agents, or adhesives that can outgas and ruin floors. Eco Push pads are available in 1/2", 3/8", and 1/4" thicknesses, depending on how much cushion you and lift you want.
For the ultimate in luxurious cushioning under 8x10 rugs, Cloud Comfort pads are made from the same high-quality visco-elastic memory foam found in premium mattresses. Made with natural minerals and soybean oils vs. petro oils for a very low VOC content, Cloud Comfort pads are 100% safe and eco-friendly. Their proprietary moisture barrier protects floors by blocking spills while allowing vapor to escape. It offers the highest levels of sound absorption, comfort and insulation available in a rug pad and is available in 1/4 and 7/16" thicknesses.
One exception to the general rule with 8x10s: for thin and fine rugs, such as flatweaves that tend to wrinkle and buckle, you may want to consider rug pads made with a combination of rubber for grip and felt for cushion, like Superior-Lock, thick cushioned felt with a reinforced rubber backing, available in 1/4" and 7/16" and Contour Lock, a 1/8" thick felt and rubber rug pad that offers a strong grip and moderate levels of cushioning without bulking. Contour Lock protects floors from scratching and rug backings, so it’s particularly well-suited to flat-woven 8x10 rugs such as Kilims, Dhurries, and Soumaks. These pads offer the comfort of cushioned pads but keep thinner rugs laying smooth and flat. And because they’re made from natural rubber, they won’t ever stick to, mark, or stain floors finishes.
Customer Questions & Answers
What type of pad do you recommend for an 8' x 10' jute rug on the hardwood floor of my dining room?
I recommend taking a look at our Contour Lock and Superior Lock felt and rubber pads. They will secure your rug to your floor and prevent common and irritating movements such as wrinkling, bunching, and sliding.
I am looking for a rug pad with a little bit of padding for my 8' x 10' wool rug. What is the best choice?
The best pad to go with for your rug to add padding and protection is the Superior Lock 7/16".
Can you put a rug pad under an 8by10 rug that already has a rubber backing? The rug is on laminate and my son is always doing headstands so I'd like it to be padded.
Yes, you can do this. I suggest the Superior Lock felt and natural rubber pad at either 1/4" or 1/3" thickness.
We have a thick 8' x 10' wool rug in the bedroom and are considering Contour Lock or Eco Plush 1/4". Any recommendations? Thank you
If the bed is anchoring down the rug and pad I suggest Eco Plush. This pad's lush layer of cushioning will provide long-term protection for your floor and rug.
I need a pad for an 8 feet by 10 feet rug in my daughter's bedroom. The rug slips and is very hard to walk on without a pad underneath. I can’t decide between Superior Lock and Eco Plush. Which pad do you recommend and what size should it be cut to?
I definitely recommend the Superior Lock 1/4" pad. It will keep your daughter's rug in place while providing underfoot cushioning. We’ll cut 1" inch short all around with our free custom cutting and trimming service.
Which pad is best for a 10' x 8' area rug on a ceramic tile floor?
I recommend the Superior Lock pad, which will stop your rug from moving and provide you with a generous layer of cushioned support. It also has great sound dampening qualities.
I live in an upstairs apartment and my neighbours downstairs are complaining of noisy footsteps from my living room. Which pad will be best under an 8'x10' area rug to help dampen the sound?
The best pad for your needs is the Cloud Comfort 1/2". Made with 100% visco-elastic memory foam, it is our densest pad and the best at absorbing sound.
I want to get a pad for an 8' x 10' thick jute rug which sits on a hardwood floor in a bedroom. Right now, it is slipping a lot. Which pad would work better, the Super Lock Natural or the Superior Lock?
Both pads have excellent non-slip traction and are particularly effective at stopping stubborn rugs from moving. If you want a little more comfort in addition to a strong grip, I would select the Superior Lock rug pad.
We have an 8' by 10' rug on the hardwood floor of our family room. I have a 10-month-old son and so padding is important. I also have a dog that may go to the toilet on this rug. Recommendations?
I recommend the Anchor Grip or the Cloud Comfort rug pad. Both are waterproof with an effective liquid resistant barrier that will temporarily prevent dog mess from reaching the hardwood. So, if your dog does relieve itself you’ll have enough time to clean it up. Anchor Grip is a non-slip pad while Cloud Comfort is a memory foam pad with greater levels of cushioned comfort.
I have a 8x10 shaggy rug on a hardwood floor. I need help choosing the right rug pad that will provide comfort but will not damage the floor. What do you suggest?
I would look at the Superior Lock 7/16" pad. This felt and natural rubber pad weds soft and luxurious comfort with firm-gripping stability. As with all our products Superior Lock will not damage your floor.
I have an 8' x 10' rubber-backed sisal rug on a hardwood floor that’s anchored by a heavy dining table and chairs. I’ve been told that rubber can damage hardwood and wonder what you recommend for protection. I don't need a thick or non-slip pad.
As you have furniture to anchor your rug to the floor, I suggest our Eco Plush pad. This is made of 100% heat-pressed felt and is ideal for large rugs that don't slip. It is safe for all floors and finishes and will protect your hardwood for many years. I also recommend checking with your floor's manufacturer to see if you can put down natural rubber. If you can, I suggest our Contour Lock felt and natural rubber rug pad.
I'm looking for a rug pad to go under an 8x10 area rug on my tile floor. I would like some cushioning, but don't want anything that will make the tiles sticky.
I recommend Superior Lock 7/16" or Cloud Comfort 7/16". Both provide plenty of cushioning, with Cloud Comfort being our most comfortable pad. Both are safe for all types of floors and finishes, including tile.
I need a pad that will prevent my 8' x 10' jute rug from stretching and that will also keep dirt off my wood laminate floor. Do you have a recommendation?
I recommend our Contour Lock and Superior Lock pads. Both of these felt and natural rubber pads will grab hold of your rug and keep it even, preventing stretching, bunching and creeping. Their solid designs means they are effective barriers that stop dirt from slipping through rugs and damaging floors.
I have an 8 feet x 10 feet low-pile wool looped rug that resembles jute and is on a hardwood floor. I want something that is good at reducing noise and have been looking at Superior Lock. What thickness do you suggest?
Either the 1/4", 1/3" or 7/16" will work well. The 7/16" thick pad would be the most effective at reducing noise in your home.
Will my felt pad be cut about 2" (no more) shorter so the edges of my 8' x 10' rug lie down flat to the floor?
We will cut you a perfect fitting pad so the rug edges will lie flat to the floor. This will involve taking 1" off all four sides, which makes 2" per dimension. One dimension constitutes two sides.
I need a pad for an 8 by 10 hand-woven wool Kilim rug. It will be going on a laminate floor with sofa legs on top of it. We want some extra cushioning since the rug is thin. What do you recommend to protect the laminate and the rug? What thickness?
Our Contour Lock and our Superior Lock pads will give you the comfortable cushioning you need as well as protecting your floor and the rug. I would choose either the Superior Lock 1/4" thickness or the Contour Lock 1/8" thickness.
Can you make any suggestions for a good rug pad that will protect my hardwood floors? My rug is 8' x 10' and I don't want the pad to stain or mark the wood.
I'm going to suggest our Contour Lock or Superior Lock felt and natural rubber pads. Both provide grip, cushioning and long-term floor protection. Contour Lock is 1/8" thick while Superior Lock comes in three different thicknesses. It would be a good idea to get in touch with your floor manufacturer first to check that natural rubber is okay to use.
I need a rug pad for an 8x10 rug on concrete floors. What do you suggest?
I am going to suggest either Superior Lock or Contour Lock, two felt and natural rubber pads that boast excellent non-slip traction and lots of underfoot cushioning. Contour Lock is 1/8" thick and Superior Lock comes in three different thicknesses.
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