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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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

Made with natural rubber and plant fibers

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

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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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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.


Worth it!

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.

Eco Friendly

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.

Custom Cut Pad

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!

Floor Protection

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.

8 x 11 rug pads

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.

The Superior Lock comes in two thicknesses (1/4" and 7/16”) and is our most cushioned non slip pad available. The secret to it’s non slip grip is an unbeatable reinforced rubber backing.

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)

 rug pad for living room

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.

Depending on your rug’s thickness and personal cushion preference, you can choose between three different Eco Plush thicknesses: 1/2", 3/8", and 1/4".




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).

  1. Rug pads for hardwood floor
  2. Rug pads for laminate floor
  3. Rug pads for stone and tile floors
  4. Rug pads for carpet
  5. Rug pads for bamboo floors
  6. Rug pads for cork flooring
  7. Rug pads for vinyl flooring
  8. Rug pads for radiant heat floors
  9. Rug pads for linoleum floors
  10. Rug pads for concrete and basement floors