Super-Lock Natural

Classic non-slip rug pad made with over 1lb of natural rubber per sq yard

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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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Contour Lock

Best overall value for subtle cushioning and reliable gripping power

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Superior-Lock 1/4"

Cushioned felt combined with a reinforced natural rubber backing

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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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Cloud Comfort 7/16"

Dreamy cushioning that comes from 100% visco elastic memory foam, the same found in quality mattresses

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Rug Pads for Bamboo Floors

Want to Avoid Damaging or Staining Your Bamboo Floor? Read This.

So, you have bamboo floors in your home? We dig your style!

Bamboo is a top-notch choice for sustainable flooring that still keeps the beauty for hardwood. But you probably already know that. However, if you choose the wrong rug or rug pad, your bamboo floors can end up stained, sticky, and damaged faster than you can say panda.

Because bamboo flooring has different properties than other hard floor surfaces, you need a specific type of rug pad that’s breathable and safe for bamboo.

Why Is Bamboo Floor Different from Hardwood?

Hint: It's not actually wood.

If you tend to associate bamboo flooring with hardwood flooring, you’re not alone — many people tend to put them together. However, they’re very different flooring types.

Bamboo actually isn’t a wood — it’s in the grass family! It is a woody grass, so it has a similar hardness to wood, but it has a different cellular structure and different properties. Bamboo also grows faster than wood, meaning many people see it as a more sustainable building resource than real hardwood.

So what does this all have to do with your floor and getting a bamboo floor mat?

It means you’ll want to consider different rug pad options to go on top of the bamboo floor based on how bamboo-the-grass works.

While we can give suggestions for the best rug pad materials for your bamboo floor, we always recommend you check with your floor manufacturer about what type of bamboo floor protectors are safe with your specific flooring.

What Our Bamboo Floor Rug Pads Can Do For You

Bamboo Floor Protector

Whether it's heavy furniture, the occasional scuff marks that come with high traffic areas, or a rug with latex backing, a rug pad will act as a floor protector for your pristine bamboo flooring.

For heavy furniture, a thicker pad can add more cushioned protection. But no matter the thickness, all our pads will keep your bamboo floors stain-free and in good condition.

Allow Air Flow

Similar to hardwood floor, bamboo flooring emits moisture over time. That’s why our mats for bamboo flooring have great breathability and airflow to let that moisture out. (Otherwise, you’ve got some trapped liquid waiting to cause all sorts of mold and moisture damage.)

Good airflow facilitation will also help keep dust or dirt particles from building up under your rug.

Non Slip Grip

With a hallway or entryway rug on slippery hard floors like bamboo, your rug can shift and move with every step. Not the case when you use one of our non slip rug pads.

Prevent Stains

One of the biggest concerns we see with bamboo plank flooring is possible staining. This most commonly happens if you use a plastic mat or synthetic rubber-backed rug (the cheap types of pads).

If this is your concern, you're in the right place! None of our rug pads will stain or mark your floor.

Our rug pads are colorfast and will make sure that your colorful rugs don't stain the floor.

Preserve Your Rug

Using one of our quality rug pads can prolong the life, beauty, and comfort of your rug because it reduces the friction and pressure on the rug. Instead of wearing down your expensive area rug, our durable rug pad takes the punch and keeps your rug looking great.

Just think of our rug pad as your rug’s personal bodyguard.

Add Comfort

Sinking your feet into a thick, plush rug is what home should feel like. Our quality rug pads offer that extra oomph of comfort so you can feel cozy in your home.

Made in the USA

Made, cut, and shipped right here in the USA, we make sure all our pads come out top-quality with all the best materials.



Excellent Service & Products

The rug pad was exactly what I needed for my new bamboo floor. When I was trying to find the correct pad I called customer service and he offered suggestions regarding the pad that I needed. Customer service was also very helpful in providing timely shipping.

—  Joann S.

So, Can You Put Rubber on Bamboo Floors?

If it’s our premium natural rubber, you bet!

If it’s some cheap synthetic rubber from an unknown overseas location? Ehhh… maybe not.

Some of our best non slip bamboo floor mats use either all natural rubber (ahem, our Super Lock Natural rug pad) or a combination of natural rubber, felt, and other natural materials.

Find The Best Rug Pad For Bamboo Flooring

The right rug pad for you and your bamboo floor will primarily depend on your rug size. The rug size will often dictate whether you need a non slip rug pad or not.

For Smaller Rugs and Bamboo Floor Runners (6x9 Rug or Smaller)

bamboo floor mat

If you have an entryway rug, bathroom rug, bath mat, runner rug, or other small area rug, you'll likely want a mix of cushion and grip on your bamboo floor. You can use a natural rubber-backed rug pad like our Super Lock Natural, Nature's Grip, RugPro, Contour Lock, or Superior Lock.

All of these quality rug pads use either natural rubber or a mix of natural rubber and felt. They all boast fantastic non slip traction to stop your rug from slipping even in high traffic areas. No more banana-peel-like rugs!

For Extra Comfort:

If you want more cushion for a medium sized rug or somewhere you stand a lot like the bathroom or kitchen, you want either the Contour Lock or Superior Lock rug pad. The Contour Lock has 1/8-inch thick felt and rubber padding for some subtle cushion, while the Superior Lock comes in two thicknesses (1/4" and 7/16”) for your choice of “oh la la” to “I live on this rug now” comfort.

best rug pad for bamboo floors


best cushioned rug pad for bamboo floors


For Low Profile Door Clearance:

If your rug goes under a door or if you worry about tripping hazards, a low profile pad is the way to go. Our thinnest pad safe for bamboo flooring is our grippy RugPro rug pad. At 1/16” thick, you’ll hardly notice the pad is there (aside from the fact that your rug is now safely locked in place until you want to move it).

For a little more cushion that’s thin enough to allow door clearance for most rugs, check out our Super Lock Natural or Nature’s Grip rug pads. Both these pads have excellent non slip grip, but also have an extra touch of natural rubber for cushion to put some spring in your step.

non slip rug pad for bamboo floors


all natural rug pad for bamboo floors


thin rug pad for bamboo floors


For Larger Area Rugs (8x10 Rug or Larger)

large rug pad for bamboo flooring

For a large area rug pad, you likely won't need to worry as much about the rug moving. Instead, think about how you’ll feel sitting on that rug when everyone and their mom comes to visit. You want to cushion the heck out of that rug (without destroying your bamboo floor).

We recommend choosing breathable floor mats like our Eco Plush 100% felt pad or our Cloud Comfort 100% visco elastic memory foam pad. These will offer a wonderfully plush and luxurious feel underfoot for area rugs on bamboo floors. Put these pads in your living room or bedroom and we think you’ll notice the difference.

Plus, both these pads have plenty of breathability and padding for your bamboo floors to keep your flooring safe and sound.

eco friendly cushioned rug pad for bamboo floors


memory foam rug pad for bamboo floors


What You Shouldn't Put On A Bamboo Floor?

A cheap rubber-backed rug.

Just don’t do it. It’s tempting, we know. But it’s not worth it.

While you can find some quality rubber-backed rugs that won’t wreak havoc on bamboo floors, they’re few and far between. Why?

Because most companies use a lower quality rubber backing with color-staining plastics and harmful adhesives that can damage or stain your floor to cut costs. It may be cheap for you up front, but will cost a whole lot down the road when you’re renovating your floors to fix/hide the damage the cheap rug pads caused.

Looking for a Different Flooring?

If you’ve got a floor, we have a pad for it.

Need a rug pad that works with multiple types of hard floor surfaces or looking for a different flooring? No problem.

Check out some of our other collections for different floors:


  • Wood Floor
  • Vinyl Floor
  • Laminate Floor
  • Tile Floor
  • Carpet
  • Concrete Floors