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At a Glance
Superior Lock weds lush 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.
Maximum roll width is 12 feet. All pads wider than 12 feet will be cut-to-order in equal pieces.
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: Dual Purpose; 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: 20 Years
Frequently Asked Questions
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 types work well with Superior Lock?
Superior Lock is our signature felt + rubber pad and works well with all rug types such as jute, wool, Oriental, Persian and flat weave. With smaller rugs and runner rugs in high traffic areas, we recommend choosing a thinner size, as a thicker pad might cause too much lift on rugs causing people to trip.
When should you use a Felt + Rubber rug pad?
A Felt + Rubber rug pad offers the best of both cushioning and grip. Superior Lock is ideal for those looking to maximize cushion with rugs that need grip. Felt and rubber pads also do a fantastic job of promoting rug evenness and preventing bunching that can occur with thinner, lower pile rugs that tend to bunch or knot up easily. The felt surface layer fastens itself to the bottom of your area rug while the natural rubber backing keeps rugs firmly anchored to the floor.
What are the thickness options for Superior Lock? Which one is best for my rug?
Superior Lock is available in three thicknesses: 1/4”, 1/3”, 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.
How effective is this pad when placing an area rug on carpeted surfaces?
Superior Lock is one of the best rug pads on the market for most wall to wall carpeting applications. The only time this pad may not be as effective is with very thick area rugs on very thick carpeting. A felt and rubber pad gives you the option to rearrange rugs multiple times, as opposed to thinner dual adhesive pads or double sided tape which need to be used each time you move your rug. We’ve tested alternative dual adhesive carpet pads in the past with limited success.
Does this rug pad contain any odors?
No. Our rubber and felt rug pads will not smell.