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Solid design provides firm grip, increased floor protection, and a surprisingly plush feel
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
Rug Pads for Vinyl and Vinyl Plank Floors
Vinyl is a bit tricky so we always recommend following your floor manufacturer's instructions. Most vinyl flooring manufacturers recommend using a non rubber product, while some will recommend using only rubber. Given that most vinyl recommend no rubber, here are our non rubber alternatives.
Customer Questions & Answers
Can I put Penneys bath rugs on a Karndean vinyl floor or on top of your rug pads?
Unfortunately, I can't speak about products we don't carry, but we definitely have rug pads that work well on vinyl floors, for example, our Anchor Grip and Eco Plush pads. However, before making a purchase I recommend you contact your floor's manufacturer for their specific guidelines on what can be laid down on your floor.
I am told that several types of area rug pads will yellow my luxury vinyl plank flooring. What do you recommend in this instance? I think I need something that is BHT Certified.
Please contact the manufacturer of your floor type as they will have guidelines on what is and isn't safe. I am almost certain they will advise you to stay away from rubber. The pad that we mostly sell to clients with your floor type is Anchor Grip, which is a soybean oil-based polymer blend.
I have light vinyl kitchen floors that discolor with latex-based pads. Do you offer any pads that won't discolor light vinyl?
We use plant-based oils instead of other fillers that can stain floors. For example, many cheap pads contain phthalates that react with certain floor finishes. Our pads will not stain or discolor your light vinyl floor.
Can I use an Anchor Grip pad on my luxury vinyl plank floors? I would like to put this pad under a gel mat.
We find that the firm grip and floor protection of our Anchor Grip pad make it a popular choice among customers who have the same type of floor as yours. However, I do recommend you contacting the floor's manufacturer for specific guidelines about what you can use.
We are going to be installing luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout the house this month. I need many rug pads (some small, but several for 9'x 12' and 8' x 10' rugs). I'd like pads with thicker cushioning and wonder what you recommend.
First of all, please contact your floor manufacturer because they will have specific guidelines for your floor type. Having said that, customers with vinyl floors tend to purchase our Anchor Grip pad. This is a soybean oil-based polymer blend that is safe for all hardwood floors, finishes, and laminates. It has a strong grip and a generous layer of cushioning for a plush feel.
I have new Mannington Adura grouted vinyl tile and Mannington vinyl distinctive plank flooring in my house. What rug pads do you sell that are safe for these floors?
I would ask the floor manufacturer for guidelines on what is safe to use on your floors. Many customers with vinyl plank floors purchase our Anchor Grip pad but we don't recommend this for tiles because it can stick to the floor.
I need a rug pad that won't damage the luxury vinyl plank flooring in my foyer and kitchen. What do you suggest?
I recommend our Anchor Grip pad. This firm gripping pad is a soybean oil-based polymer blend that will protect your floor for many years to come. It won't damage it in any way. However, with vinyl plank flooring we always recommend checking with the manufacturer first for their guidelines on what is safe to use.
Will your vinyl pads discolor an engineered vinyl floor?
The best pad for your floor is Eco Plush which is a 100% heat-pressed felt pad. It doesn't contain any chemicals, glues or adhesives and will not discolor or harm your engineered vinyl floor.
We are putting in Armstrong CushionStep vinyl and will have new plywood over a really damaged hardwood floor. We would like a pad for cushioning that will last and wonder what you recommend.
The best pad for that would be the Eco Plush 1/2". This durable pad has lots of generous cushioning but it is not non-slip. If you need something with grip you could go with our Anchor Grip pad.
My vinyl plank floor is cold, even through the rug, and I was wondering whether a rug pad would provide insulation as well as cushion.
Our Eco Plush felt pad has insulating properties, but keep in mind that this is not a non-slip pad. If your rug is smaller than 9' x 12' it may slip.
I've just installed COREtec Plus engineered luxury vinyl plank tile flooring. I want to be very careful about the rug pads I use on this surface but need some non-slip options. What do you recommend?
The first thing we always say is check with your floor's manufacturer for their specific guidelines on what can and cannot be used. Secondly, I would take a look at our Anchor Grip pad which is often bought by customers with your type of floor. This non-slip pad is a soybean oil-based polymer blend that will also safeguard your floor for many years to come.
Is the Anchor Grip pad safe for vinyl laminate floors?
Yes, this pad along with every product we carry is safe for all floors and finishes. In fact, many customers with your floor type purchase Anchor Grip. However, I first would advise you to contact your floor manufacturer because they will be able to tell you exactly what can and cannot be put down on your floor.
What matting do I use on a Coretec (vinyl) floor?
We suggest that you contact the manufacturer of your floor. They will have specific guidelines about what is safe to use on your vinyl floor.
I'm looking for a rug pad that is 100% safe for Stainmaster vinyl plank flooring, with a guarantee that it will not stain or ruin the floor. I have been told that silicone would be best but I cannot find any silicone rug pads.
I would contact the floor manufacturer and mention our Anchor Grip rug pad. Customers with similar floor types to yours usually go with this pad which is a soybean oil-based polymer blend.
We have Moduleo luxury vinyl floor planks and want to lay down some rugs. However, they all seem to have rubber or latex backing, which I heard can discolor floors. What type of pad can I use under a rug/mat so that no discoloring occurs?
For stubborn rugs that just won't stay in place I recommend Anchor Grip, our PVC pad. For bigger area rugs the Eco Plush pad would be safe and comfortable for your floor type.
What is the least expensive rug pad to use on vinyl plank floors?
It would be the Eco Plush all felt pad. However, I would not suggest this pad unless your rug is bigger than 8' x 10'. That's only because Eco Plush is not a non-slip.
Is your PVC pad safe for luxury vinyl plank flooring?
The only two pads I recommend for luxury vinyl flooring are Anchor Grip if you need grip to keep rugs in place and Eco Plush if you have a larger rug. Keep in mind that this 100% heat-pressed felt product is not a non-slip pad.
I'm having trouble finding durable entry rugs for a lake house that are rubber/latex free. Can Anchor Grip be used under a rubber or latex-backed rug without harming vinyl plank flooring?
Yes, Anchor Grip can be used without causing any harm to your floor. This pad is a soybean oil-based polymer blend that delivers maximum gripping power and confers long-term floor protection.
What is the best non-staining and breathable rug pad to use on a luxury vinyl tile floor? It would be used in a mudroom under rugs that are 2' x 8' and 4' x 50".
Our Anchor Grip pad is very safe for vinyl flooring. It is a soybean oil-based polymer blend that doesn't contain any rubber. Anchor Grip is a non-slip pad with a superb gripping attribute which makes it ideal for rugs and runners that have problems with slipping.
We have just installed over 500 square feet of LifeProof vinyl plank flooring. Will the Anchor Grip rug pad be safe to use under a rug on this floor?
Yes. Anchor Grip is safe for vinyl and luxury vinyl planks. If you're unsure, I would contact your floor manufacturer and ask them for guidelines on what is okay to put down on your floors.
I would like pads for area rugs on vinyl plank flooring. I want something that will keep them in place and that won't leave an imprint when they're taken up as the floors are mopped. The floor manufacturer suggests no rubber. What do you recommend?
I recommend our Anchor Grip pad, which is a soybean oil-based polymer blend. Its solid construction delivers exceptional gripping power, and unlike many other pads it doesn't contain plasticizers, such as phthalates that can react with some floor finishes.
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