Solid design provides firm grip, increased floor protection, and a surprisingly plush feel
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
Rug Pads for Laminate Floors
Why You Need a Rug Pad for Laminate Floors
Laminate flooring has a similar look to beautiful hardwood flooring but offers more durability at a fraction of the price. However, your laminate floors aren’t indestructible, so you still want to take steps to protect them from damage.
Rugs on laminate floors can occasionally scratch or discolor the flooring which you definitely don’t want. With our rug pads, you can avoid this from happening. In the last 10 years of selling rug pads for laminate floors, we’ve never had any issues with any of our pads damaging, marring, or staining laminate floor finishes.
Benefits of Our Rug Pads for Laminate Floors
Whichever rug pad for laminate floor you choose from our selection, we know you’re going to love it! (If you don’t, get in touch and we’ll fix it.) Check out some of the benefits of our multifunctional premium rug pads for laminate floors.
Laminate Floor Protector
|While laminate is very durable, they still need protection from scratches or staining from rugs and heavy furniture. Our rug pads provide an extra layer between your rug and floor to protect laminate floors from damage.|
|Rugs can wear down from heavy furniture or general use too. Our quality rug pads act as an extra barrier to reduce friction between the rug and floors so your rug lasts longer.|
Stop Rug Slipping on Laminate Floor
|Rugs on laminate flooring can be especially slippery and even more so in high traffic areas. Our natural rubber or PVC rug pads can safely keep your rugs (and furniture) in place.|
Laminate Floor Padding
|One of our cushioned rug pads can make great laminate floor padding under your rug to make your floor feel more comfortable and luxurious.|
|We make all our rug pads as sustainably as possible and our two most eco-friendly pads – Nature’s Grip and Eco Plush – are both safe for laminate flooring.|
|Our domestic manufacturing allows us full control over what goes into our products so you won’t get any harsh chemicals that can smell bad or stain your laminate floors.|
Great Laminate Floor Mat
Mat stopped my runners from sliding around and gives cushion on my laminate floors.
— Sandra W.
The Best Rug Pad for Laminate Floors by Room and Rug Size
It’s important to use a quality rug pad that’s made with materials that are compatible with your laminate floors. None of our rug pads have damaged, marred, or stained laminate floor finishes in the past 10 years, so any of our pads should be safe for your flooring.
Even so, floor finishes are always changing so if you’re especially concerned, we recommend contacting your flooring manufacturer to see what rug pad material is safe to use with your particular laminate model.
When choosing the best rug pad for laminate floors, the easiest way is to consider the size of your rug and the room it’ll be going in.
Rug Pads for a Smaller Rug or Runner Rug (Smaller than 6 x 9’)
With a small rug, throw rug, or runner rug on any hard floor, you'll typically need a non slip rug pad to prevent slipping, sliding and bunching. This will be especially true if the rug is in a high traffic area like a living room, hallway, entryway, or kitchen.
How to Keep Rugs From Slipping on Laminate Floors
You can use other ways to stop your rug from sliding on laminate floors like rug gripper, rug tape, or carpet tape, but these options can sometimes damage your floor or rug. For this reason, we recommend non slip rug pads for laminate floors. We have our PVC Anchor Grip pad and several different natural rubber non slip pads that will keep your rug in place without sticking to your floor.
The Best Low Profile Non Slip Rug Pads for Laminate Floors
If your flooring manufacturer recommends a rubber rug pad for your laminate, Super Lock Natural, Nature's Grip, and RugPro are all high performance, low-profile rug pads with strong grip, ideal for rugs in high traffic areas or those underneath doorways. The low profile ensures that doors can easily slide over most rugs and the rug won’t pose a tripping hazard while the natural rubber provides a super grippy surface to keep the rug in place.
The Nature's Grip rug pad is fully eco-friendly by merging natural fibers from rubber and jute. For an especially thin rug pad, go with our RugPro rug pad which is 1/16” thick and combines natural fiber rubber with synthetic fiber felt to safely grip the floor and your rug.
If you want to add extra comfort, a more padded non slip rug pad like the Contour Lock will provide more cushion while still having enough grip and keeping a low profile at just 1/8" thick.
Very Good Non-Slip Rug Pad
I bought an entryway rug pad that really does the job! I needed it to prevent the rug I had from slipping around on laminate flooring when people walked in and out the front door. Although this is a small pad, it does a big job! Very satisfied with my purchase.
— Steve H.
If your flooring manufacturer does NOT recommend rubber for your laminate, Anchor Grip, made from a soybean-based polymer blend is the best (and only) option for non-slip protection. The Anchor Grip rug pad is 1/8" thick so it won’t raise the rug up too high while the solid construction puts more padding in contact with your floor for maximum grip.
Rug Pads for Larger Area Rugs for Laminate Floors (8x10 Rugs or Larger)
A larger area rug for laminate floors usually has its own weight or surrounding furniture to anchor it down and doesn’t typically need a non-slip area rug pad.
For laminate floors, this makes choosing the right rug pad much easier because we offer breathable cushioned rug pads that are safe with all flooring types.
The Best Large Area Rug Pads for Laminate Floors
Our #1 recommendation for large area rug pads for laminate floors is our Eco Plush rug pad. Made from 100% recycled felt, the Eco Plush is a luxurious cushioned pad for large rugs and is completely safe to use with all types of laminate flooring as well as other hard flooring types. The pad comes in three different thicknesses (1/4", 3/8", and 1/2"), so you can choose the right one for your comfort preference.
Excellent Product & Customer Service!
We just made our first purchase from Rug Pad USA and it certainly won't be our last! We purchased several of the Eco Plush (1/4 thick) rug pads to protect our newly installed laminate flooring and placed them under several rather large new wool rugs (about 9x13 in size). The pads are perfect! The rugs now feel plush and cushy under your feet when you walk across them. They were cut perfectly and to fit. No initial odor from the pad either.
— Pam D.
Need a Rug Pad for Another Flooring Type?
If you need a rug pad that will be safe for a different floor surface or need one to be safe with multiple floor types, we've got you covered.
Wood floor can be tricky and since it's so expensive, you definitely don't want to damage it with a cheap rug pad. Start with our collection of rug pads safe for hardwood floors. For more information, see our eco-friendly rug pad picks for hardwood floor.
Vinyl and vinyl plank floors can be tricky to protect because many vinyl flooring manufacturers recommend using a non-rubber product. These are our non-rubber alternatives (including our luxurious memory foam rug pad).
For concrete and basement floors, you'll likely want a more cushioned rug pad to protect from the uneven and cold floor surface. Check our recommended carpet pad for basement flooring.
Layering a rug on carpet can be a great way to change up a room, but carpet can also cause bunching and wrinkling for your rug. Our Carpet Lock rug pad is the perfect answer.
For any other questions, feel free to give us a ring at +1 (800) 565-6011 and one of our experts will help you find the best rug pad for your rug and floors.
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.
How should I measure my rug for a rug pad?
We recommend to start with the width followed by the length of the rug. You do not need to include any fringes or tassels as this can throw off the measurement of the pad. We always recommend to round to nearest half inch for all measurements to get the best fitting pad for your rug.
Do you custom cut your rug pads?
Yes, we professionally custom cut our rug pads to fit any rug dimension. All of our rug pads are cut directly from the roll by a trained staff member. Before adding a product to your cart, all you need to do is enter your rug's size and shape. We will take between 1-1.5’’ off all sides, depending on how thick the pad is. All of this will be detailed for you after you fill out the product form. If you have a more complex request, you’re free to offer alternative cutting instructions ("special instructions") as well.
Which rug pads are best for shag rugs?
We would recommend a felt and rubber pad like RugPro, Contour Lock or Superior Lock. If you want a low profile option, RugPro is the best fit. If you would like to add a some cushioning, Contour Lock or Superior Lock is recommended.
How thick should my rug pad be for laminate floors?
The thickness of your rug pad should depend on function and personal preference. For small rugs and hallway runners, a low profile pad with minimal cushioning is the best option, as a thicker pad may cause people to trip. Our non-slip pads include Nature’s Grip, Super Lock Natural, and Anchor Grip. Moderately sized rugs (3’x5’ to 6’x9’) usually require a non-slip rug pad. You should choose a non-slip rug pad if cushion is not a priority, and a felt + rubber pad for cushion and grip. For larger rugs (7’x10’+) that are often anchored down with furniture, a cushion pad such as Eco Fiber or Cloud Comfort offers varying levels of comfort for rugs that do not need a non-slip rug pad.
What are the safest materials to use on laminate flooring?
We have never had any issues with any of or pads damaging, marring, or staining laminate floor finishes in the last 10 years. However, due to the ever changing nature of laminate floors, we do recommend you contact your flooring manufacturer if possible. Flooring manufacturers know exactly what materials are safe to use on their floors.
Do your rug pads contain any glues or adhesives?
No. Our rug pads do not include any glues or chemicals that may hurt floors.
Will your rug pads stick to laminate floors?
No, our rug pads will not stick to laminate floors as long as you follow your flooring manufacturer's instructions and wait for proper curing times. The concern most people have with rug pads damaging floors comes from imported PVC pads which contain chemicals which can off-gas and react with the chemicals used in laminate finishes, causing floors to stain or yellow.
Will my rug pad smell when I remove it from the packaging?
No. Our pads do not come with any noticeable odors. We make sure the pads have been properly aired and cured before shipping to the customer.
I need to buy a rug pad for a hand woven Moroccan rug. It is 165" x 240" and will go on laminate flooring. What pad should I buy?
Your rug is large enough for a pad without grip and so I recommend Eco Plush. This is a 100% all felt pad that will give you a lot of soft underfoot comfort. Choose from 1/4", 3/8" or 1/2" thicknesses depending on how much cushioning you would like.
Which rug pad is best for laminate floors covered with oriental carpets?
I would first ask you to contact your floor manufacturer for their guidelines on what can be laid down on your laminate floor. Then I recommend looking at our Anchor Grip pad which is purchased by many customers with your type of flooring. This PVC pad is completely safe for laminates and provides superlative gripping power, floor protection and a comfortable level of cushioning.
I have a jute rug that will be going in a bedroom on laminate flooring. Whichever pad I purchase I would like to be able to use it and the rug later on, probably on hardwood. Which pad is best for both situations?
Depending on the rug size, I would suggest our Eco Plush pad. It is luxuriously cushioned and provides long-term protection for floors and rugs. It is safe for all types of floors and finishes including laminates and hardwood. But note that this is not a non-slip pad.
Will Superior Lock pads assist with reducing noises from the condo above ours? They have laminate flooring onto which they have placed area rugs over some parts. However, there is no underlay.
Customers who want soundproofing often purchase Superior Lock 7/16” thickness. This felt and natural rubber pad’s dense layer of insulation significantly reduces the sound coming from noisy floors.
What pad would you recommend for an indoor/outdoor rug on a laminate floor?
I've got several options for you and all offer long-term floor and rug protection, rug stability and great cushioning. They are our Superior Lock and Contour Lock pads which are made of felt and natural rubber and Anchor Grip. This rug pad is a soybean oil-based polymer blend.
What do you recommend for two area rugs that do not slip and are lying on laminate flooring? I'm considering a rug pad to preserve the rug and floor and to add softness.
A good pad for you if you are confident your rugs won't slip is our Eco Plush pad. It has all the features you want such as rug and floor protection and luxurious cushioned comfort. This 100% heat-pressed felt pad has three different thickness options. They are 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2".
I have a laminate floor and want to put a rug pad under a dog crate to stop our dog from moving it. What do you suggest?
I would take a look at our Anchor Grip non-slip pad. This soybean oil-based polymer blend has exceptional gripping power owing to its solid construction which puts a lot more padding in contact with the floor.
What would be the best pad choices for my Nourison rug? It is made of opulon yarns, is anchored by furniture and sits on a Pergo floor.
If the rug is anchored and slippage is not an issue then the Eco Plush rug pad is definitely the best choice. It is made of 100% heat-pressed felt and will cushion and protect your floors over the long term.
I have a laminate floor and am looking for a pad that will not slip, is moisture resistant/proof and can provide some cushioning. Please advise.
I would take a look at our Anchor Grip pad. This waterproof pad has a very effective liquid resistant barrier, a good level of cushioning and excellent non-slip traction.
What rug pad should I get to prevent a rug from yellowing my Armstrong luxe plank piazza travertine dovetail laminate floor?
I would take a look at our Contour Lock and Superior Lock felt and natural rubber pads. They provide long-term protection to floors that are prone to staining and discoloration. Both will prevent your floor from being damaged.
I have just moved to a new house with laminate floors and will be getting rugs as I am able. I already have a huge circular woven rug under my dining table and want to know if it needs a pad as well.
I would definitely put pads under most or all of your rugs. There are many reasons for this, including long-term floor and rug protection, underfoot cushioning and non-slip traction to stop rugs from slipping, bunching and sliding on your laminate floors.
What type of rug pad should I use with a 6' jute/seagrass rug installed on top of Pergo laminate? I want to protect the floor. Also, do you offer round rug pads?
Two great pads for you are Anchor Grip and Contour Lock. The former is a soybean oil-based polymer blend while the latter is made of recycled felt and natural rubber. Both will protect your laminate floor for many years to come. And yes, we do offer round pads. Just click on 'round' in the 'select your rug shape' dropdown box when purchasing your pad.
I'm afraid to put any rugs down on my new laminate floors for fear of discoloration from rubber or latex-backed rugs. Do you have pads that will work with my rubber-backed LLBean water hog mats and any other rugs I may purchase?
I recommend our Anchor Grip pad, which is a soybean oil-based polymer blend and is safe for many different floor types, including laminates. In addition to providing excellent floor protection, it also stops movement and offers very high levels of cushioning and comfort.
Which rug pad would be best under an olefin braided rug on top of a Mannington laminate flooring? Both the rug and flooring are brand new. We have an oval 8' x 10' rug and a 2'x 8' runner. My main concern is to prevent slipping.
The Anchor Grip is your best choice for that scenario. This pad is made from a soybean oil-based polymer blend and boasts an exceptional grip that's ideal for rugs and runners that are prone to slipping. It will stop yours from slipping and sliding.
I need a pad to go under my lift chair because it slides on my laminate floor. What is the best pad to stop this from happening?
I suggest our Anchor Grip rug pad which is 1/8" thick and has superlative non-slip traction. This is a vinyl base pad which is safe for your floor.
Which pad grips best on laminate flooring? I am not concerned about cushioning.
Nature's Grip is a good pad for your floor. It is a natural rubber and natural plant jute pad with a very powerful grip. Additionally, we have several other pads that will give you the rug stability you want. You'll find them in our laminate section.
What rug pads do I need for LVP flooring? I have spoken with the floor manufacturer and they say nothing with rubber in it.
I recommend you take a look at our Anchor Grip pad. It is a soybean oil-based polymer blend with an incredible grip and is safe for your LVP flooring.
I need a rug pad for an area rug under a coffee table on a new laminate floor. I want to protect my flooring so which pad do you recommend?
I suggest our Contour Lock rug pad. This felt and rubber pad is about 1/8" thick and is designed to protect floors from scratching and rug backings. It will help to extend the lifespan of your new laminate floor.
What is recommended for reclining couches that slide on laminate floors? Will the mechanism and weight of the couch tear a pad over time?
I recommend the Anchor Grip rug pad which has a firm grip and a comfortable level of cushioning. With regards to the couch affecting the pad, there shouldn't be a problem.
Is there a non-slip rug pad for kitchen use that will not harm laminate?
Yes, there is. Please take a look at our Anchor Grip pad. It is perfectly safe for laminates, has superlative non-slip traction and is waterproof as well.