Product Details

Superior Lock weds plush cushioning with one-of-a-kind, high-performing checkered natural rubber backing. It anchors your rug firmly to the floor while providing a thick layer of cushioned support to preserve your rug’s beauty and extends its life.

Superior Needle-punched felt surface grabs and holds your area rug, promoting rug evenness while preventing bunching, creeping, and curling at corners. A rich, dense felt core helps soften rug feel while preventing floor damage. Grooved natural rubber backing grabs floor and prevents rug movement.

Our signature 12-ounce jet black natural rubber backing is reinforced with an additional 5 ounces/square yard of heat-pressed natural rubber face coat. This second coating reinforces non-skid properties while preventing premature flaking and deterioration common to many low-cost latex pads.

Key Features

ORIGIN: Made in the USA

MATERIAL: Recycled felt and natural rubber

BEST FOR: Polyurethane and other glossy floor finishes prone to staining with PVC, vinyl, and plastic padding

ATTRIBUTES: Soundproof; Eco-Friendly; Unique to market; exceptionally secure; long-lasting; odor-free; safe for all rugs, floors and finishes, provided flooring manufacturers’ instructions are followed and proper curing times are met

WARRANTY: 15 Years


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Customer Questions & Answers

  • Do I need a non-slip pad or a cushion pad?

    Non-slip pads are best for high-traffic areas such as foyers and hallways, where thin rugs and runners are prone to slipping and sliding. Our cushion pads add a plush layer for large rugs already anchored by furniture, such as living and dining rooms. Should you decide you need a degree of both grip and cushioning, opt for a felt and rubber pad.

  • Which pad works best with jute rugs?

    We would suggest Contour Lock or Superior Lock which are both felt and rubber pads. Both of these are made from a combination of rubber and recycled felt fibers. The felt upper layer is ideal for attaching itself to uneven rug surfaces such as those in jute rugs, while the rubber under layer keeps the rug firmly in place on the floor. Contour lock is 1/8" thick while Superior Lock comes in 1/3" or 7/16" thicknesses.

  • What are the thickness options for Superior Lock? Which one is best for my rug?

    Superior Lock is available in two thicknesses: 1/4” and 7/16”. We suggest a thinner option for smaller rugs in high traffic areas to prevent tripping and a thicker option for larger area rugs.

  • Which floor types is Superior Lock safe for?

    Superior Lock is made with a reinforced natural rubber backing and is designed to avoid common problems such as floor staining or sticking that can occur with many traditional plastic pads. Natural rubber is made to grip floors rather than stick to floors. Natural rubber contains very low off gassing properties when compared to imported PVC, which can often contain plasticizers that can react with your floor finish or end up sticking to floors. Always be sure to follow your flooring manufacturer's instructions and wait at least one month after refinishing your floors before putting down pads.

  • Which rug pad works best with radiant heat flooring?

    We suggest Contour Lock, Superior Lock, or Eco Plush. Contour Lock and Superior lock are made from a combination of rubber and recycled felt fibers and offer both cushioning and non-slip grip. Eco Plush is made from only felt and solely offers cushioning. Felt and rubber are both natural materials and are durable enough to withstand changing temperatures (such as those with radiant heat flooring) without breaking down or damaging the floor.

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