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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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 Stone & Tile Floors

Do You Need a Rug Pad for Tile Floor?

If you want to put a rug or carpet over tile floors, then yes, you probably need a rug pad.

Why? Because a rug pad can anchor your rug on slippery tile floors, add extra comfortable padding to your hard floor, and keep your rug in good condition.

Tile floors can be beautiful, but they can also be hard and cold. Adding a cushioned rug and rug pad can give you that extra level of plush luxury that’s missing from tile.

Benefits of Our Rug Pads for Tile Floors

If you want a rug pad that’s safe for all tile floors and will last for years, our rug pads are the way to go.

Floor Protection

Our rug pads are colorfast and protective so they keep your tile floors scratch and stain-free.

Rug Protection

Especially with uneven tiles, rug protection is essential because they can easily wear down unevenly. A thicker pad will offer that extra layer for even protection.

Keep Rugs from Sliding

Our natural rubber and PVC rug pads grip even the glossiest and slipperiest tile flooring so you can keep your rug in place.

Tile Padding

A thicker rug pad will add padding to your rug and make hard tile floors more comfortable to walk and sit on.

Insulation

Adding a rug pad can help keep your cold tile floors from sapping the heat from your room.

Sustainability

A more sustainable alternative to plastic and pvc rug pads. Made in the USA with rubber sourced from rubber trees in southeast Asia and plant jute fibers sourced from India.

USA-Made

All our rug pads are manufactured and cut in the United States so we have more control over exactly what materials go into them.

The Best Rug Pad for Tile Floors by Room and Rug Size

Stone and tile surfaces, while resilient, can be glossed and slippery leaving rugs uneven on your floor finishes. We recommend felt, felt and rubber, and natural rubber rug pads for tile floors, securing and supporting your rugs while preserving your stone and tile floor.

Padding for Kitchen Area Rugs for Tile Floors

When getting padded rugs for kitchen floors, you’ll likely want one of our dual-purpose rug pads that provides grip with a bit of padding. This way, you can be comfortable while you cook or wash dishes without having to worry about the rug moving around or causing a tripping hazard.

The best kitchen mats for tile floors would be our Contour Lock or Super Lock Natural rug pad. Both these pads are approximately 1/8 inch-thick, offer next-level gripping, and are safe for all tile flooring. The Contour Lock combines natural rubber and felt for more subtle cushioning. The Super Lock Natural is a pure grip pad with over 1lb of natural rubber per square yard and uses a waffle design for better airflow and a small amount of cushion.

If you’re concerned about spills in the kitchen, we’d also recommend taking a look at our Anchor Grip rug pad, which uses soybean oils and bio based fillers and is water-resistant to keep spills from getting to the tile underneath.

 

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Super Lock Natural Throw Rug Pads

We received these and they fit perfectly under the two rugs in our kitchen. We highly recommend RugpadUSA.

—  Michael M.

Bathroom Rug Pads for Tile and Stone

With bathroom rugs and floor mats on tile and stone, you need a rug pad that’s slip-resistant and can handle a bit of water or moist environments.

The best rug pads for this room would be our Contour Lock or Nature’s Grip rug pads. Both these pads are mold and mildew resistant, have good airflow to dry quickly and provide superb grip.

We don’t recommend our fully waterproof memory foam rug pads because they don’t have any non slip qualities, but if you feel you need a waterproof pad, our Anchor Grip pad offers some water resistance to keep water from reaching your tile floor.

 

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Turkish Rugs On Tile Floors Need The Contour Lock Pad!

I received my rug pad yesterday, and it’s exactly what the little Turkish rug in our bathroom needed. I wanted something that would keep the rug from sliding around on the tile floor between our vanity and shower. It’s a “floppy” rug that has no structure or stiffness to it, so this rug pad was perfect! It hasn’t moved once since putting it in place. I was also pleasantly surprised at the cushion it gives as well.

— Kelsey

Runners and Small Rugs on Tile Floors (2x8 to 3x10 or Smaller than 4x6)

With smaller rugs in high traffic areas like a 4x6 rug, entryway rug, or runner rug, getting a thinner rug pad with grip should be your priority. These types of rugs often aren't ideal for a thick rug pad because they can pose a tripping hazard or get caught on doors.

With a non slip rug pad, you'll also be able to keep your rug exactly where you want it without having to use potentially floor-damaging adhesives like rug gripper or carpet tape.

General rug pads will often have some form of slip resistance, but our pads like the Super Lock Natural, Nature's Grip, and Contour Lock are specially designed to grip the hard surface and keep your rug secure. All of these pads are approximately 1/8-inch thick and incorporate natural rubber, which grips your tile floor without sticking to it.

Rug Padding with Medium Rugs for Tile Floor (4x6 - 6x9)

Medium-sized rugs typically still need non slip grip, but often do best with slightly more padding to give a more comfortable feel. The best rug pads for this case are our Contour Lock and Superior Lock rugs pads. Both pads combine felt with a natural rubber backing for grip and cushion, but the Superior Lock is slightly thicker at 1/4" thick or 7/16” thick.

The Contour Lock is 1/8"-thick with heat-pressed felt and a natural rubber blend backing. The solid design provides floor protection with moderate levels of cushioning.

The Superior Lock comes in either 1/4"-thick or 7/16”-thick and combines needle-punched felt with our signature 12-ounce jet black checkered natural rubber backing. This pad also uses an additional heat-pressed natural rubber face coat to reinforce grip and prevent premature flaking or deterioration.

Rug Pads for a Large or Extra Large Rug for Tile Floor (8x10, 9x12, 12x15 or Larger)

If you have an 8x10 rug or larger going on tile floors, you'll want to consider rug padding above anything else. With larger rugs, getting a non slip pad won't be as important as getting a cushioned pad because the rug will be heavier and you can anchor it with furniture.

Instead, you’ll want to offset the hardness of tile with a plush pad under your area rug. We’d recommend going for a thick felt or memory foam rug pad.

What Is the Best Area Rug Pad for Tile Floor?

Our top recommendations for area rug padding on tile floors are our Eco Plush, Cloud Comfort, or SpillTech rug pads. Eco Plush uses 100% recycled felt for generous cushioning and protection. It comes in three different thicknesses: 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2".

Cloud Comfort is our upgrade option from Eco Plush and uses 100% visco elastic memory foam like what you’d find in mattresses. We make this pad in two thicknesses: 1/4" or 7/16”.

Finally, if you’re concerned about pet accidents or other liquid spills, our water resistant SpillTech rug pad can act as a barrier to keep liquids from getting to your tile and give you enough time to clean up the spill.

 

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Nice and Thick ECO Rug Rad

Love it. It is down on a bumpy tile floor and makes the rug lie smooth. Nice and thick, no odor or off gas.

—  Nancy R.

The Best Rug Pads for Tile and Stone by Tile Type

All of our rug pad recommendations for tile and stone floors should be safe for all types of tile. However, we recommend double-checking with your floor manufacturer to see what rug pad material they recommend.

That being said, here are our recommendations for some of the most common types of tile flooring.

The Best Rug Pad for Ceramic Tile Floor

If you have a smaller rug or a rug that is not anchored with furniture, we’d recommend the Contour Lock rug pad.

If you have a larger rug on ceramic tile that does not require grip, our Eco Plush or Cloud Comfort rug pads would be best.

The Best Rug Pad for Porcelain Tile Floor

Porcelain is one of the most durable types of tile on the market meaning you shouldn’t have to worry about any of our rug pads damaging your flooring. We’d recommend considering your rug size and the level of comfort you’d want from your rug pad.

For a low-profile non slip pad, our Nature’s Grip rug pad is a safe, eco friendly option that uses a slip resistant webbed material from natural rubber and organic jute. Contour Lock or Superior Lock will provide grip and cushion with a mix of natural rubber and felt.

If you don’t need grip, check out our Eco Plush or Cloud Comfort pads.

The Best Rug Pad for Stone Tile Floors

Stone tile floors tend to be less even, meaning we recommend a pad with more cushion to make up for it. Our top choices for grip would be either Contour Lock or Superior Lock.

If your pad does not need grip, then our Eco Plush or Cloud Comfort rug pads will work well.

The Best Rug Pad for Heated Tile Floor

Any of our felt and rubber pads or our 100% felt rug pad is safe to use on heated floors. If you need grip, go with either Contour Lock or Superior Lock. If you don’t need grip, our 100% heat-pressed felt pad, Eco Plush is an excellent option and comes in three different thicknesses: 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2".

The Best Rug Pad for Slate Floor

For slate floor, we recommend one of our felt and natural rubber pads for rug gripper and padding. Consider our RugPro, Contour Lock, or Superior Lock rug pads.

RugPro will be your thinnest option for runners at 1/16”-thick. Contour Lock is a budget-friendly medium at 1/8"-thick. Superior Lock provides thicker, more luxurious options at either 1/4" or 7/16”.

The Best Rug Pad for Travertine Tile Floor

With travertine tile, we recommend contacting your floor manufacturer about what materials they recommend for rug pads. If you are able to use natural rubber, then our Super Lock Natural, Nature’s Grip, Contour Lock, or Superior Lock rug pads would all be good options.

If you have travertine tile outside, you’ll want our Super Lock Outdoor rug pad, which is our only pad designed for outdoor use.

The Best Padding for Rugs for White Tile Floors

Using rugs for white tile floors can be a stressful choice because the last thing you want is to end up staining your pristine white flooring. With our rug pads, you can rest easy knowing all our padding is colorfast and will not stain or mark up your floor.

For large rugs that don’t need grip, your best choice is one of our 100% felt Eco Plush rug pads which comes in three different thicknesses: 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2".

For smaller or lighter rugs that need non slip, we’d recommend either our Super Lock Natural or Nature’s Grip rug pad.

How to Keep Rugs From Slipping on Tile Floors

If you’ve ever tried putting a small rug on tile floors without a rug pad, you’ve likely wondered how to keep rugs from sliding on tile floors. It’s one of our most common issues we’ve seen with rugs on tile floors.

So how can you keep it from sliding? Our recommendation would be using one of our grippy, non slip rug pads.

The Best Non Slip Rug Pad for Tile Floors

We’d recommend our Super Lock Natural, Nature’s Grip, or RugPro rug pad for a non slip pad on tile and stone floors. All of these pads use natural rubber to grip the tile without damaging either your tile or your rug.

You can also check out our blog post on how to keep rugs from slipping on tile for other options.

Why Rugs and Tiles Go Well Together

The combination of plush and cozy with elegant and durable is one of the reasons rugs and tiles go so well together. Layering cushioned rugs on stone or tiled floors add a nice contrast that we’d highly recommend.

If you’re thinking of getting a rug for tile floor, be sure to also check out our rugs pads so you can keep your rugs and tiles in like-new condition.

Rug Pads for Different Flooring Types

Need a pre cut pad that can work overtime for you on multiple different floor types? Many of our rug pads are safe for other flooring types including hard flooring like vinyl flooring and wood floor, or soft floors like carpet.