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Our most eco friendly non slip rug pad - made with 100% natural rubber and plant jute
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
Cloud Comfort 7/16"
Dreamy cushioning that comes from 100% visco elastic memory foam, the same found in quality mattresses
Add cushion and prevent spills from reaching your floors with this 100% water resistant pad
Rug Pads for Stone & Tile Floors
The Best Rug Pads for Stone & Tile Floors
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.
Rug Pads by Tile Type
All of our rug pad recommendations for tile and stone floors should be safe for all types of tile or stone including ceramic tile, porcelain tile, and natural stone. 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 Area Rug Pad for Tile Flooring
If you have an 8x10 rug or larger, you'll likely want to be considering 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.
At the same time, a large rug can make your bedroom or living room extra cozy with comfortable padding so you can feel comfortable even sitting on the rug. This is especially important on a hard floor like tile because it can be especially uncomfortable without that extra padding. Consider getting a thick felt rug pad or memory foam rug pad.
Rug Pads for Smaller Rugs on Tile Floor
With smaller rugs like a 4x6 rug, entryway rug, kitchen 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 added tricks like rug gripper or rug tape.
General rug pads will often have some form of slip resistance, but our pads like the Super Lock Natural, Nature's Grip, and Superior Lock are specially designed to grip the hard surface and keep your rug secure.
Unlike polyester blend pads, Nature's Grip uses slip resistant webbed material with all-natural jute and rubber fibers for a low-profile, grippy, and eco-friendly option.
Super Lock Natural is a 100% natural rubber rug pad with a waffle design to facilitate airflow and create cushioning without a high profile.
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.
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.
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.
Are any of your rug pads waterproof? Will they mold or mildew over time?
All of our rug pads can sustain some level of water exposure without harming performance. However, the only pads that contain spill proof moisture barriers that will prevent liquids from reaching your floors are SpillTech, Anchor Grip and Cloud Comfort rug pads. These will preventing pet urine or spills from reaching your floors.
When do you recommend a thin pad over a thick one?
Thicker rug pads add an extra layer of cushioning between your area rug and flooring. Thinner carpet pads are better for gripping in high traffic areas. We typically recommend thicker rug pads for larger room rugs and lower profile pads for high traffic areas, however in the end it’s a personal preference of the consumer.
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 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 have a 9'x 13' area rug in a sunroom with a ceramic tile floor. The rug is 100% jute with a chunky weave. Which pad do you recommend?
My recommendation depends on whether or not the pad is going to be anchored by furniture. If there is no furniture I suggest the Superior Lock pad for its powerful grip that will stop your rug from moving. If there is furniture, I recommend our Eco Plush pad. This is a dense felt pad that provides optimum cushioning and protection and is ideal for larger rugs that don't need non-slipping attributes.
Can Superior Lock and Contour Lock be used on a heated floor?
Yes, both of these felt and natural rubber rug pads are safe to use on radiant heated floors. They will not break down or degrade because of the changing temperatures.
Which pads will protect my white porcelain tile floor?
All the pads we carry provide floor and rug protection. To see the options available for your floor type, please go to our website and shop by floor. Then click on the stone/tile section. You will be presented with several choices including Contour Lock, Nature's Grip, Eco Plush and SpillTech.
I have the Contour Lock pad for a rug on a hardwood floor but my question is can it also be used on stone tile? If not, what do you recommend?
Yes, Contour Lock is one of several rug pads we carry that are suitable for stone tile floors. To see all the options available to you, go to the website and click on the stone/tile section which you'll find if you shop by floor type.
Which pad do you suggest for a rug lying on ceramic tiles?
We have a variety of rug pads that would be suitable for your rug and floor. Please go to our website to shop by floor type and click on the stone/tile section. You will be presented with numerous options including Contour Lock, Nature's Grip, Superior Lock and Eco Plush.
Will your rug pads cause discoloring on ceramic tile floors?
Our products are safe for all floors and finishes and don't cause discoloring or damage. However, before making a purchase, I recommend checking with your floor manufacturer about what can be used on their ceramic tiles.
I have a heated panel under my rug and wonder which pad is safe to use.
Our Eco Plush 100% heat-pressed felt pad and any of our felt and rubber pads are safe to use on heated floors.
I want to put a felt pad under a 31" x 96" hallway runner that sits on a natural slate floor. What felt thickness is recommended for a runner on slate?
I would use a felt and natural rubber pad with rubber on the bottom and would not go thicker than 1/4"
What are the best rug pads for radiant heated floors?
The only pads we recommend for radiant heated floors are the felt and rubber dual purpose rug pads (Contour Lock and Superior Lock) and the all felt pad (Eco Plush).
I am purchasing an 18' x 18' area rug made of textured nylon, machine tufted with a polypropylene backing. It will be set on ceramic tiles. What pad is recommended for maximum comfort? What thickness?
I would suggest the luxurious cushioning of the 7/16" Cloud Comfort. This pad will provide you with the most comfort. Your size rug will not move but if you want a pad with grip as well as cushioning look at the 7/16" thick Superior Lock felt and natural rubber pad.
What is the best pad for a custom 100% wool woven rug which is on a tile floor?
I would recommend Superior Lock, a strong gripping felt and natural rubber pad with cushioned comfort. It is available in three different thicknesses.
What do you recommend for a 6’1” x 9’1” Dhurrie rug on a ceramic tile floor? There is no furniture anchoring it so I need grip. I'm also concerned about elderly residents and visitors stubbing toes.
Both our Contour Lock and Superior Lock would work for your purposes. The Countour Lock provides a strong grip with moderate levels of cushioning without bulking. This would help prevent tripping and toe-stubbing. Our Superior Lock pad is excellent for preventing slipping and sliding in high-traffic areas
We have several handmade rugs on the travertine stone of our kitchen area. What type of pad would you recommend and what thickness? I don't want it to be too thick, but it needs to provide some padding since we will be standing and cooking in this area.
I would definitely go with our Contour Lock pad for your rugs. This is one of our dual purpose pads which means it provides grip and cushioning. It is a low-profile pad that is about 1/8" thick and so it won't bulk out your rugs.
Will your Superior Lock rug pad work well on rougher slate tile? I need a pad for my bathroom floor mat which keeps scooting all over the place.
I would go with something thinner such as Nature's Grip. This is an eco-friendly natural rubber and natural plant jute pad that will keep your stubborn floor mat firmly in place. I also suggest exploring the stone/tile section on our website where you will see a number of other suitable pad options for you.
I have a 9' x 13' rug under a heavy dining room table on a relatively smooth bluestone floor. Which is a better choice: Super Lock Natural or Nature's Grip?
I would suggest Nature's Grip as it is our most natural pad. This eco-friendly rug pad is made with natural rubber and natural plant jute.
My very thin 10'x 13' rug will be going over irregular brick flooring. I’ll order a 1/2" thick pad to avoid seeing/feeling the brick shapes. I know there’ll be a "step off" but should the pad be slightly smaller than usual to avoid creating a trip hazard?
When placing orders with us, we will automatically trim the pad to fit your rug. If you are worried about a tripping hazard maybe you could consider a 3/8" thickness.
What type of rug pad should I use for travertine tile?
We always advise customers to contact the manufacturer of their floors if they have specific questions about usage because they will have guidelines to follow.
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