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
Dense felt pad with generous cushioning for use with larger rugs that don’t require a non-slip pad
Cushioned felt combined with a reinforced natural rubber backing
8 x 11 Rug Pads
Have 8 by 11 Rugs? You Need to Read This.
Or don’t. We can’t tell you what to do.
But we can tell you about what makes the best rug pad for extremely large area rugs. While a bit on the larger side, 8 by 11 rugs are a great size. They’re big enough you can sprawl out on them or comfortably fill out a living room, but they’re not so big it’s overwhelming.
But here’s the thing: your 8 x 11 rug isn’t complete without an 8 x 11 rug pad too.
Our favorite 8x11 rug pad? One that’s super cushioned, safe for floors, and helps the rug last longer. We’re not usually concerned about a large area rug like these moving around because they tend to be heavy enough to stay put on their own. But that plush, luxurious feeling you get from a thick rug pad? Yeah, we love that.
Wait… that’s your favorite 8x11 rug pad too?! Well then step into our office because we have some stellar rug pad options for you.
I have had a 8' x 11' very plush wool rug sitting on a tile floor in my family room for about a year. I had purchased a pad for a different rug from the same site, so I knew the quality and delivery time would be excellent. I took advantage of an email coupon and bought the 1/2" Eco plush pad. It was worth every penny. The extra cushion makes walking on the rug a luxurious experience.
— Jennifer J. [Bought the Eco Plush 1/2" rug pad]
Benefits of Our 8 x 11 Carpet Pads
Comfortable Rug Padding
|Something about walking on a thick, cushioned rug just feels like a million bucks. With one of our cushioned rug pads, no matter what type of rug you have, we want you to have that “million bucks” experience.|
Non Slip Grip
|If you have a thin 8 x 11 rug like a flatweave that has a habit of wrinkling or buckling, then you need a non slip pad. Our hybrid cushion/grip pads like Contour Lock or Superior Lock give you great grip for that lightweight rug AND still provide comfortable cushioning.|
|Looking for a sustainable rug pad option? Look no further than the Eco Plush recycled felt rug pad. This pad uses recycled materials and is non-toxic and eco-friendly.|
|No matter what rug size you have whether it’s exactly 8 x 11 or a few inches off, we’ll custom cut your pad to fit the rug just how you need it - even if it’s oval, round, or a little funky!|
|8 x 11 is a lot of space and you want to protect that floor. With our cushioned rug pads, you know your beautiful floors are safe under your rug.|
|Our rug pads are made to last (and made to help your rug last too). That’s why we have at least a 10 year warranty on all our pads.|
Made in the USA
|All our rug pads are made right here in the USA. We control the whole process meaning you get a quality rug pad with the highest quality materials at a fair price|
Grips Great for 8x11 Wool Rug
Pad is great. Purchased for my 8x11 wool rug and it grips great. Ordered 1/4" thick since my wool rug is pretty thick. Added some cushion. This is my 3rd time ordering from Rug Pad USA and would highly recommend them.
— Anita C. [Bought the Superior Lock 1/4" rug pad]
When You Need an 8x11 Non Slip Rug Pad
You generally don’t, but this is the exception.
We have one exception to our large area rug, “no non slip needed” rule and that’s with thin and lightweight rugs like flatweaves.
Why should you use a non slip rug pad for a thin rug?
Because these rugs often wrinkle and buckle no matter how much heavy furniture you stack on them. Sometimes they’re okay without non slip in low foot traffic areas, but in high or even normal foot traffic areas a non slip pad will be your saving grace.
With these rugs, we recommend getting a pad with both cushion and grip. Specifically, check out our Superior Lock and Contour Lock rug pads. These pads offer the comfort of cushioned pads but keep thinner rugs laying flat and in place. And because they’re made from natural rubber, they won’t stick to, mark, or stain your floors.
On the other hand, the Contour Lock pad has moderate cushioning with the non slip traction. At 1/8" thick, the mat provides soft felt padding and a thin rubber backing to keep it anchored to the floor while still being comfortable to walk on.
The Best 8x11 Rug Pad Safe for All Floors (Including Wood and Tile)
Your beautiful rug shouldn’t jeopardize your expensive flooring — and it doesn’t have to!
Our Eco Plush 100% felt rug pad is totally safe for all floors and finishes and will help protect them from scratches or stains that your rug may otherwise cause.
These eco friendly pads are made from 100% recycled felt from new unused carpet fibers and yarn meaning we keep those fibers out of the landfill. What’s more, we use a gentle heat pressing technique on the felt so the pads last longer, feel softer, and are completely eco-friendly — no glues, bonding agents, or adhesives involved.
Our Most Comfortable 8 x 11 Rug Pad Available
Experience the plush luxury of memory foam under your rug.
For the ultimate in luxurious cushioning under 8 by 11 rugs, our Cloud Comfort memory foam pad is what you’re looking for. Made from the same high-quality visco-elastic memory foam you get in mattresses and using natural minerals and soybean oils vs. petro oils, Cloud Comfort pads are 100% safe, eco-friendly, and uh, CRAZY comfortable 😉.
Plus, Cloud Comfort’s proprietary moisture barrier protects floors by blocking spills and preventing mold or mildew.
We Take Your Floor’s Safety Seriously
Whatever floor type you have, we have a rug pad for it.
Check out all our carpet and hard surface floor collections to ensure the 8 x 11 rug mat you choose is safe with your carpet or hard floors. Once you find the right rug pad for your needs, we’ll custom cut the pad to your rug’s exact size (yes, we do this for every rug pad type we have).
Customer Questions & Answers
I had Karndean vinyl plank floors installed last year and have finally found an 8' by 11' rug I like. The manufacturer says no rubber or latex pads, so which type of pad should I buy? I don't need non-slip because the rug will be anchored by furniture.
I would take a look at our Anchor Grip pad, which is made with a soybean oil-based polymer blend. It is safe for all hardwood floors, finishes, and laminates and provides a comfortable level of cushioning and long-term floor protection. Many customers with your type of floor purchase this pad. However, I would first call your floor's manufacturer because they will know a lot more than us about your floor and what can go on it.
I have an 8x11 oval-shaped LL Bean braided wool rug. If I order a felt pad will I need to cut it to fit?
No, because we will do it for you for free. When you purchase your pad you can select an oval shape from the dropdown menu.
What is the best type of pad for a 55 to 60-year-old hand woven 8'x 11' rug that was recently purchased in Istanbul?
I recommend the Superior Lock felt and natural rubber pad . Its thick layer of cushioned support will preserve the beauty of your rug and help to extend its life even more by absorbing the stress it could be subject to such as foot traffic.
I want to prevent fine sand and dirt that filters through my 8' x 11' area rug from going onto the floor. Is your Superior Lock pad good for this particular job? I don't mind the debris landing on top of the pad I just don't want it on the floor.
Yes, the Superior Lock felt and natural rubber pad is an effective barrier that will catch the debris and stop it from landing on the floor.
I bought an 8x11 Dash & Albert rug for a playroom with a hardwood floor. The rug isn't very thick and as children will be crawl on it it I want it to be cushioned. I also need a pad with grip. Do you recommend Superior Lock over Cloud Comfort?
Definitely, go with the Superior Lock pad at 1/4" thickness. This dual purpose pad will give you the required gripping power to stop the rug from slipping as well as plenty of soft, cushioned comfort.
What is the recommended rug pad for an 8' x 11' braided rug on hardwood floors? The rug will sit under a dining room table.
I recommend the pure cushioning of our Eco Plush pad which is ideal for larger rugs that don't need protection against slipping. It is made with 100% heat-pressed felt and will protect your hardwood floors for many years.
What is the best rug pad for an 8x11 thin, silk rug that needs to go over a thick, plush carpet?
For wall-to-wall carpeting, I would take a look at our Carpet Lock rug pad. This firm gripping pad is made of felt and natural rubber and is the only pad we recommend for rugs on carpet.
Do I need a pad with a lot of grip for a 8' by 11' area rug that has a small table, chair and the front legs of a sofa on it?
No, you don't really need a lot of grip because all the furniture will anchor down the pad.
What pad thickness is best for an 8 feet x 11 feet area rug on a hardwood floor? It receives a lot of traffic and has heavy furniture on it. The rug is situated in our main living space and is where our small child sits on the floor to play.
I recommend our Superior Lock pad at either 1/4" or 7/16” thickness. This pad will prevent movements such as bunching and creeping while also helping to soften the rug's feel.
I have an 8x11 flatweave rug on our hardwood floor. It has a cotton backing with thicker wool strands running through it, and we need a pad that will prevent it from wrinkling when we vacuum. Do you recommend a thicker or thinner pad?
In terms of pad thickness, it really depends on the thickness of your rug and whether you’re looking to add more comfort. I recommend the Contour Lock or Superior Lock 1/4". The felt on both pads acts like Velcro, grabbing rugs to prevent movement, such as wrinkling and bunching.
My 8'x 11' super thin wool/cotton rug is going in my living room and will have an Eco Plush pad under it. What thickness should I choose?
I would select 1/4" thickness, because anything thicker might cause your rug to look elevated.
We are putting down an 8 feet by 11 feet area carpet on a tile floor. This carpet will be anchored by furniture and is Barons Court Type II. So it’s thicker than standard but we still need a pad for cushioning. Are Eco Plush and Cloud Comfort recommended?
Yes, they are. As long as you are confident that your rug will not move either Eco Plush or Cloud Comfort will work well for you. These are terrific pads that offer long-term protection and plenty of cushioning but they are not non-slip.
I am looking for a rug pad that has no odor and will not off-gas. The pad would be for an 8' x 11' rug that has furniture anchoring it down. What do you recommend?
All of our products are odorless and will not off-gas. Now, for your situation, my recommendation is Eco Plush, a 100% all felt pad. This is a non-slip pad, so it’s only suitable for you if you feel confident that your rug will not move.
I am trying to decide between the 1/4" and 7/16" thick Superior Lock rug pad. Which is better to use under an 8'x11' oriental rug? It is in our exercise room where we occasionally dance.
The answer to this question really depends on the thickness of your rug. Having said that I would say the 1/4" thickness should suffice.
My previous felt rug pad under my 8x11 hemp rug trapped air/moisture from the basement below this floor. I am now looking for a breathable pad with a super grip that will prevent buckling. What have you got?
I recommend our Superior Lock felt and natural rubber pad. It is a breathable rug pad with a powerful grip that prevents buckling, sliding and other types of rug movements.