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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
Super Lock Outdoor
The perfect non-slip pad for patios, decks, verandas, porches, and basements.
Superior Lock 1/4"
Cushioned felt combined with a reinforced natural rubber backing
8 x 11 Rug Pads
For 8x11 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 8x11 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 8x11 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of 100% recycled felt made from new unused carpet fibers and yarn, heat-pressed to last longer and feel softer than outdated jute rug pads that can wear easily and cause unpleasant odors; unlike synthetic pads, eco-friendly Eco Plush pads are 100% safe on all floors; they contain no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 8x11 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 8x11s: 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 8x11 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
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.
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