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 Radiant Heat Floors
Customer Questions & Answers
Can I use the Eco Plush mat on a heated tile floor?
Yes, you can. Eco Plush is made of 100% heat-pressed felt for sumptuous cushioning, and being a natural material it is easily able to tolerate the changing temperatures of radiant heated floors.
I have radiant heated pine floors which means I am worried about rubber backings sticking to them. What do you suggest?
I recommend Eco Plush, Superior Lock or Contour Lock. All three rug pads are safe for radiant heated floors.
I need a rug pad to go on a radiant heated tile floor. My previous felt pad had a rubber backing which disintegrated rather quickly. What would you suggest as a different pad? Can I use Super Lock Natural?
We do not suggest Super Lock Natural for radiant heated floors. We only recommend our felt and rubber pads and our 100% all felt pads such as Eco Plush. All can easily handle the changing temperatures of heated floors without degrading. The all felt pads will last the longest.
I am looking for rug pads that will work on heated hardwood floors and on a carpet that has underfloor heating. Which pads are safe for this type of heating? I also need them to deliver cushioning and gripping.
For your hardwood floors, I recommend the Superior Lock pad and for your carpet, I suggest our Carpet Lock pad. This is the only pad we recommend for wall-to-wall carpet. Both pads are made of felt and natural rubber and can handle the changing temperatures of radiant heated floors without breaking down. They are also non-slip and provide very comfortable levels of cushioning.
Is it safe to use your Contour Lock pad under an area rug on a heated floor?
Yes, our Contour Lock pads, Superior Lock pads and Eco Plush pads are safe for radiant heated floors.
What do you recommend for an area rug on an engineered laminate wood flooring that's on top of a radiant floor heaing system?
Our Eco Plush, Superior Lock and Contour Lock pads are all perfect for radiant floors.
Can you tell me which of your rug pads are suitable for radiant heated Saltillo tile floors?
You can use the Contour Lock and Superior Lock felt and natural rubber pads and the Eco Plush all-felt pad for radiant heated floors. They are easily capable of withstanding the temperatures without breaking down and damaging your flooring.
Is there a carpet pad that can be used over in-floor heating with a very low R-value? Do you have specs available on it?
For in-floor heating, we recommend the Contour Lock and Superior Lock felt and natural rubber pads and the Eco Plush all felt pad. They can handle the varying temperatures and will not melt, break down or stick to floors. With regards to R-value, we do not rate our pads like that.
I need a pad with grip for a 13' 1/2" x 10'2" rug. However, I have a radiant heated floor and I'm worried about rubber.
I suggest our Superior Lock or Contour Lock non-slip pads. Both are made of felt and natural rubber and possess a powerful gripping attribute. These pads are perfectly safe on radiant heated floors and will not degrade or cause any damage because of the changing temperatures. Contour Lock is 1/8" thick while Superior Lock comes in three different thicknesses.
Which pads are suitable for heated concrete floors?
I recommend Eco Plush, Contour Lock, and Superior Lock. All three can easily accommodate the changing temperatures of radiated floors.
I’m looking for a pad for a 10' x 14' area rug that is to go on a radiant heated hardwood floor. What product do you recommend and is it made by needle punching? Does any rubber in the pads sit on the floor? How thick are your pads?
I have several recommendations for you, including Superior Lock and Contour Lock for grip. Both of these pads have a natural rubber bottom. With regards to thickness, Contour Lock is 1/8" and Superior Lock comes in 1/4" and 7/16". Eco Plush would also work well with your size rug. This is a 100% felt pad and all our felt is needle punched. Eco Plush comes in three different thicknesses: 1/4" 1/3" and 1/2".
Can you use a non-slip rubber pad on a heated tile floor? This pad will be going in a bathroom for a handicapped person. Also, I don’t want it to be too thick in case it creates a tripping hazard.
Yes, you can. I recommend our Contour Lock pad. This low-profile non-slip pad is 1/8” thick and made of felt and natural rubber. It will not break down on the heated tile floor.
What is the best pad for a high pile 11'2" x 14'3" rug? The floor is concrete, and it is heated.
I recommend Contour Lock or Superior Lock felt and natural rubber pads. Both offer gripping and cushioning and are good for heated floors. Superior Lock comes in three different thicknesses, and if you decide this is the pad for you select the 1/4" thickness. Contour Lock is available as a 1/8" thick pad.
I have radiant heated tile floors in my entryway and bathrooms. What pads do you suggest for any rugs that I may use in these places?
I suggest either Contour Lock or Superior Lock. These are felt and natural rubber pads that are not perturbed by changing floor temperatures, so they won't degrade. In addition, both offer gripping and cushioning.