Eco Plush 1/4"

Dense felt pad with moderate cushioning for use with larger rugs that don’t require a non-slip pad

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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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Eco Plush 1/2"

Dense felt pad offers the most cushion for use with larger rugs that don’t require a non-slip pad

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100% Felt Rug Pads

Why Use a Felt Rug Pad

Felt rug pads offer a dense, comfortable layer of cushion and insulation for larger rugs that don’t need a non-slip pad. Our felt rug pads are available in three different thicknesses: 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2", so you can choose how much cushioning you want.

Benefits of Felt Rug Pads

When it comes to choosing the best cushioned rug pad material for your rug needs, it's important to consider all the benefits of different rug padding so you can find the right rug pad. While you'll get a quality rug pad with all our rug pad options, a cushioned felt rug pad has certain benefits (and drawbacks) you'll want to consider.

The best time to consider a 100% felt rug pad? If you want a thick area rug pad for a larger rug. Here's why.

Floor Protection

A felted rug pad protects floors from dents and scratches, acts as rug protectors for furniture legs, and prevents abrasions from rough rug backings.

Certain rug types, especially handmade and jute, can scratch floors so you should always pair them with a felt rug pad.

Thick Floor Padding

Our thick felt pads offer a layer of thick floor padding under your rug for extra comfort while sitting or walking on the rug.

Rug Longevity

Felt rug pads will help prolong your rug's life. How? The rug padding alleviates stress from foot traffic and everyday wear. It also serves as a protective buffer from dirt–the number one cause of rug degradation.

Insulating Rug Pad

Our Eco Plush pad is a great insulating rug pad to help keep heat in your house during cold winter months and make cold floors feel nicer.

Soundproofing Floors

Our thick felt pads act as a dense sound barrier to mute floor noise. This is great for multistory homes and apartments.


All our felt rug pads use recycled synthetic fibers from new unused carpet fibers and yarn that go easy on your hard floor and rug fibers, and don't give off toxins. Our Eco Plush rug pad line uses heat-pressed felt without any chemicals or adhesives so they are safe and don't give off any unpleasant odors.

Is Felt Okay With All Rug Sizes?

While there isn’t any risk of felt damaging your floors or rug, certain smaller rug sizes may work best with one of our felt and natural rubber pads instead of 100% felt to get slip resistance for the rug. The felt and natural rubber pads can provide a thick non slip rug pad with grip and comfort.

Why You Shouldn’t Use a 100% Felt Rug Pad for Small and Runner Rugs (4x6 Rugs and Smaller)

If you have a smaller rug or runner in a high-traffic area, getting a non slip pad should be one of your primary concerns and our 100% felt pad doesn’t offer any floor grip.

So what should you get instead?

If you want a rug pad that combines non slip qualities and cushion, we recommend a felt and natural rubber rug pad. This type of pad is safe for most hard surface flooring, will grip your floor without sticking to it, and uses natural fiber. We don't use synthetic rubber, so you know you'll get a quality rug pad that won't damage floors such as tile floors or new hardwood floors.

Can You Get a Felted Rug Pad for Medium Rugs (4x6 - 7x10 Rugs)

With medium area rugs, we still generally recommend using a natural rubber and felt area rug pad for the non slip qualities. We generally only recommend using our 100% felt pads with 8 x 10 rugs or larger.

However, if you have a particularly heavy and thick rug that’s not in a high traffic area and/or has heavy furniture anchoring it, then felt padding may be an option to consider. If you do have a thick rug that doesn’t need any grip, then our thinnest thickness (1/4") of our Eco Plush pad might be a good fit.

The Best Felt Pad for Large Area Rugs (8x10, 8x11, 9x12)

These larger rugs often do not need non slip grip in which case we highly recommend our Eco Plush pads. We offer three different thicknesses for the Eco Plush, 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" and any of these would work with this size rug.

All thicknesses use high density felt (the 1/2" pad has 40 ounces of felt per square yard) that offers a breathable layer between the rug and floor. The extra thick rug pad will be best if you want lots of padding under your rug.



“Entire Transaction Was Flawless”

I ordered the Eco Plush 1/2" pad to go with a new carpet for our dining room. The entire transaction was flawless. Easy ordering was easy and shipping was lightning fast. I ordered on a Thursday and had it that Saturday evening. The pad is very good quality, no odor or jagged edges. Save yourself the hassle from ordering from the big box stores and let Rugpadusa do the cutting. A+.

—  Diogenes

The Best Felt Area Rug Pad for Extra Large and Oversize Area Rugs (10x13, 10x14, 12x15)

With extra large and oversize area rugs, you want to maximize comfort and padding with thick pads under your rug. Since extra large rugs generally have furniture to anchor them and are heavy enough to stay put on their own, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting a non slip pad meaning our Eco Plush thick rug pads are all excellent choices.

For the most luxurious experience with a felt pad, we’d recommend our 1/2"-thick felt pad because it will provide the most amount of cushion at a budget-friendly price. The heat-pressed pad has 40 ounces of felt per square yard so it provides plenty of cushion and support.


Great Pad!

We bought the 1/2" for a large (9'x12') inexpensive rug. It makes the rug feel nicer than it truly is. Highly recommend this felt rug pad!

—  Diana N.

What Felt Thickness Should I Get for My Rug Pad?

When it comes to felt thickness for your rug pad, it will largely depend on your own personal preference with how much cushion you want for your rug versus how high the rug will sit above the floor.

With thicker felt padding, you’ll get more cushion and comfort, but run a higher risk of the pad causing a tripping hazard or not fitting under doors.

With thin felt pads, your rug won’t go up as high, but you’ll get less cushion.

The Best Felt Padding Thickness for a Thick Rug

For thick, plush rugs with a thicker pile (3/4 inches thick or more), we’d recommend a lower profile rug pad around 1/4"- thick or thinner so the rug doesn’t go overboard with thickness.

If it’s for a large area rug, go with our Eco Plush 1/4". It will provide enough padding to give you moderate cushion and top-notch floor protection without raising your rug too high.


Plush Pad, Really Nice

The pad is very nice, thick and soft. I bought the 1/4" thick pad and it feels much more cushy under the area rug then I thought. I'm pleasantly surprised since its only 1/4" thick. I will purchase another one once I find another rug I like.

—  Liz D.

The Best Rug Pad Thickness for a Thin Rug

For thin or medium thickness large rugs, our thick or extra thick felt rug pads will make your rugs feel extra cushy and luxurious. If you’re looking for maximum padding and comfort, our 1/2" thickness is best. If you want moderate cushioning but still a lower profile, our 3/8" thickness is best.

Are Felt Rug Pads Safe for All Floor Types?

Yes. Our felt rug pads are one of our safest rug pad options and are completely safe for all flooring types including hardwood, vinyl, laminate, tile, and radiant heat. The felt is non-toxic, breathable, colorfast, and chemical-free, so you don’t have to worry about common issues that can come from cheap plastic or PVC rug pads.

As with all our rug pads, if you are particularly concerned about what type of pad is best for your floor, we recommend checking with your flooring manufacturer to see what materials they recommend.

Is felt ok for vinyl planks?

Most vinyl floor manufacturers state you cannot use a pad made with rubber, latex or coco fiber. This can make finding the right rug pad difficult. Our felt carpet pads are 100% recycled felt made from unused carpet fibers and yarn. If you're looking for a low profile pad or need non-slip protection, we offer a vinyl pad called Anchor Grip. This vinyl pad is made with soybean oils & bio based fillers and does not contain any plasticizers or rubber/latex. We always suggest that you contract your floor manufacturer to see what materials will work best with your floor or finish.

Find a Different Thick Rug Pad

If felt doesn't seem like the right type of cushioned pad for you, but you have a large area rug that doesn't need non slip grip, our upgrade options for thick carpet padding would be one of our memory foam rug pads. These pads offer premium cushioning like what you would find in a mattress and are safe for most floors.