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Our most eco friendly non slip rug pad - made with 100% natural rubber and plant jute
Superior Lock 1/4"
Cushioned felt combined with a reinforced natural rubber backing
Eco Plush 3/8"
Dense felt pad with generous cushioning for use with larger rugs that don’t require a non-slip pad
Eco-Friendly Rug Pads
Why Get an Eco Friendly Rug Pad?
There are a lot of reasons why choosing an eco rug pad is a smart decision.
Reduce Harmful Chemicals
Did you know indoor air is approximately 5x more polluted than outdoor air? That's in part because of the items in our home. An eco rug pad can help reduce harmful VOC's in your home and help keep your house toxin-free without sacrificing comfort or luxury.
Safer For Flooring
Eco-Friendly rug pads are safer for your flooring because they won't discolor, scratch, or stick to your hard floors (or your carpet). Unlike a cheap rug pad with a synthetic rubber backing that can damage your hardwood floor or other hard surface floors, our eco friendly rug pad options are safe for all flooring types.
Whether it's using organic jute fibers, natural materials, or recycled synthetic fibers, we try to be as environmentally friendly as possible with our products.
Choosing the Best Eco Friendly Rug Pad
Your door mat, entryway rug, area rug, shag rug, or other rug type deserves the very best padding to match its needs. To help you find the proper pad, we'll go over our different options for an eco rug pad.
For our 100% felt rug pad options we use 100% recycled material and heat press the synthetic fiber to create a dense, long-lasting rug pad without any glues, bonding agents, or adhesives.
The result? You get extra thickness and comfort underfoot without any harmful chemicals. These pads will work best for a larger area rug because they do not offer non slip grip.
Want to read more about our felt material? See our blog post on felt fabric.
With a combination of natural rubber and felt, these eco rug pad options will help keep small rugs in place and offer cushioning. If you're looking for a non slip rug pad, but don't want to sacrifice comfort, these pads are the perfect compromise.
Customer Questions & Answers
What is your felt material composed of? We are allergic to wool and want to know if the Eco Plush pad has wool in it.
It is made of 100% recycled felt and yarn fibers.
I bought an 8' round 1/2” thick propylene rug for an engineered hardwood floor. I don't want the back of the rug emitting chemicals onto the floor and wonder what pad you recommend. Also, will the rug’s edges ruin the floor if the pad is cut 1" shorter?
I think you will be fine with the cut, but I really can't speak for the rug you bought. I would suggest a dual purpose pad, such as the Superior Lock. It is made of recycled felt and natural rubber and offers both gripping and cushioning.
Can you please tell me the content of the Eco Plush pad? I have a highly sensitive child and need to know what it contains.
Our Eco Plush pad is made of 100% pre-consumer unused carpet fibers and yarn. There are no chemicals, glues or adhesives and it is non-toxic and odor-free.
Do your mats produce chemical odors? I am concerned about the safety of our 2-year-old daughter.
All our products are environmentally friendly and don’t produce any odors or smells. They are completely safe for use in homes.
I want a pad to go under my daughter's drum kit. We have a thin drum rug and were advised to get a 3/4” thick pad. Also, my daughter is allergic to dust mites so a pad that discourages dust would be best. I also want the most eco-friendly pad we can buy.
Our Superior Lock 7/16" pad does a fantastic job of reducing noise levels within homes. This felt and natural rubber pad is eco-friendly and mildew resistant so dust mites are not really a huge factor.
We're buying an 8.5' x 11' rug for our children's playroom and are looking for an eco-friendly rug pad for the wood floor. We want a strong grip and also cushioning since we spend a lot of time on the floor in there. What do you suggest?
I would take a look at our Superior Lock 7/16" thick rug pad. This felt and natural rubber pad will give you all the comfort and stability you want. We have sold the same pad to people who pray and do yoga for long periods of time.
I need a rug pad to cover a floor that a baby will play on. So, what kind of chemicals are used to produce Superior Lock? Are there flame retardants, moth or mildew protectors, or other chemicals? Is it purely felt and natural rubber? And is it zero VOC?
The rubber we use is natural rubber which has very low VOC. We do not add any chemicals at all to this recycled felt and natural rubber pad. Nor do we use glue or adhesives. Superior Lock is an eco-friendly pad that is odor-free and safe for all rugs, floors, and finishes.
Which eco-friendly rug pad would provide the best thermal insulation?
You have two options, and they are Superior Lock 7/16" and Eco Plush 1/2". Only purchase Eco Plush if your rug is bigger than 8' x 10'. Please note that these pads were not designed to be insulation pads and are only going to help slightly.
Is your Eco Plush rug pad composed of 100% recycled natural felt?
Yes, Eco Plush is made with 100% recycled natural felt. This environmentally friendly pad uses no chemicals, glues, or adhesives.
I would like to get a pad for a 9' x 12' area rug and a 17' x 29' runner. I want cushion and grip, however, I need to point out that my daughter has a latex allergy. What can you recommend?
I recommend our Anchor Grip pad which is a soybean oil-based polymer blend and therefore not made of rubber. It has exceptional traction and a comfortable level of cushioning and so will suit your needs perfectly. You could also look at the Eco Plush pad which is made of 100% heat-pressed felt. While this has plenty of comfortable cushioning it is not a non-slip rug pad.
Do you offer any rug pads that are non-toxic and soy-free and available in custom cut sizes? This is for a 9' x 12' rug on hardwood.
Yes, we do. I recommend the Eco Plush pad for you. This 100% heat-pressed felt pad is non-toxic and doesn't contain any chemicals, glues or adhesives. With regards to custom cutting, this is a free service we provide with every order. Just plug in your rug's exact dimensions, and we will do the rest.
Are your Superior Lock and Contour Lock rug pads 100% non-toxic?
Yes, these pads are non-toxic. We don’t use any chemicals or adhesives in our products and they have a low VOC emissions rating.
Are your Anchor Grip rug pads safe? I'm concerned about health issues over what could be in some rug pads.
Our Anchor Grip rug pads are safe. As with all the products we carry it doesn’t have any sort of odd odor nor is there any outgassing. Furthermore, our pads have a low VOC emissions rating.
What is the difference between Nature's Grip and RugPro and what thicknesses do they come in? Also, what is the difference between jute and felt?
Nature's Grip is a natural rubber and jute pad while RugPro is made from felt and natural rubber. They are very similar pads although Nature's Grip is slightly thicker. This pad is 1/8" thick while RugPro is 1/16". Regarding the difference between jute and felt. The former comes from a plant while the latter is synthetic and made from new carpet fibers nylon, yarn and polyester.
My child has a lung condition and I would like a green guard certified rug pad that does not have flame retardant. Which pad would be suitable?
We don't have that certification for our rug pads. But our most natural pad would be Nature's Grip. This is a natural rubber and natural plant jute pad. It does not have any flame retardant.
Is your padding free of formaldehyde, fire retardants, VOCs etc.?
Our rug pads are free of chemicals, including formaldehyde and there are no fire retardants. They have low levels of VOCs.
I'm looking for a pad for the 56" x 79" rug in my son's nursery. I need it to be green certified by CRI and all natural, which means no flame retardants, insecticides or other VOCs. I also want the pad to be soft and have a grip. Do you have such a pad?
We don't have that certification for our rug pads, but I would suggest Nature's Grip which is our most natural pad. It is made of natural rubber and natural plant jute and is free of flame retardants, insecticides, polyester, PVC, and adhesives. This pad has fantastic non-slip properties and is very comfortable to walk on.
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