Natural Rubber Rug Pads
Why Use a Natural Rubber Rug Pad
Natural rubber out-grips and outperforms most traditional plastic padding, and is more sustainable than PVC or plastic rug pads. It's also safer on most floor finishes than PVC (aside from certain vinyl finishes that may not be suitable to combine with rubber). This is especially true with imported plastic padding, which often contains plasticizers that can harm your floor surface.
Is Natural Rubber Safe?
Yes, natural rubber is completely safe. Typically harvested from rubber trees, natural rubber is safe to breath, safe for all types of floors and finishes, and is a sustainable alternative to harmful PVC plastic padding.
Benefits of a Natural Rug Pad
There are lots of benefits of using a natural rug pad like our natural rubber rug pads. Here are a few benefits that make the biggest difference.
A Sustainable Alternative to Plastic
|Our rubber rug pads use natural rubber from real rubber trees so it is more sustainable and eco-friendly than other PVC and plastic rug padding. We won't lie to you and say that natural rubber is perfect. There have been issues with the natural rubber industry. However, it can be done responsibly and in a way that's sustainable – and that's what we go for.|
Non Slip Grip
|Natural rubber is one of the best solutions for rug gripper out there. Our rubber grip pads will grip your floor and rug without sticking to them like some rug grippers or carpet tape does.
This is especially important on hard floors that are often slippery or for smaller rugs and runner rugs that have a tendency to move around. While there are other solutions for getting a rug to stay in place such as rugs with a rubber backing, a rubber pad offers a safe, low profile solution perfect for door mats, entryway rugs, or other rugs in high-traffic areas.
Want to see all your options for a non slip rug pad? Check out our non slip collection.
Safe For Flooring
|Whether you have laminate flooring, hardwood flooring, or another type of hard surface floor, our natural rubber pad will protect your floor and rug and will never stain or discolor or floor surface.|
|Avoid tripping hazards in high traffic areas with low profile natural rubber rug pads.|
|Our Super Lock Natural rug pad offers a comfortable level of padding with its waffle design and over 1 lb of natural rubber per square yard.|
Get to Know Our Natural Rubber Rug Mats
Super Lock Natural Rug Pad: Our Natural Rubber Rug Pad
Our Super Lock Natural rug pad is the solution for keeping particularly slippery rugs in place in high-traffic areas. The natural rubber rug pad uses over a pound of natural rubber per square yard making it denser, heavier, and grippier than comparable latex and PVC pads.
The waffle designed pad is approximately 1/8-inch thick, has a comfortable level of cushioning, and helps to facilitate airflow between your rug and flooring.
This pad is one of our most popular rug pads, especially for runners and entryways, because it keeps a low profile and won’t add any extra bulk.
Great Rug Pad!
The Super Lock Natural rug pad is excellent – perfect amount of cushioning and the grip is equally excellent on our hardwood floors. My favorite rug pad yet. Wishing I’d gone with this particular pad with all our other rugs.
— Shonna L.
Nature’s Grip Rug Pad: Our Organic Jute and Natural Rubber Pad
For an environmentally-friendly rug pad, Nature’s Grip is the one for you. This pad combines hand-woven organic jute fibers with natural rubber so you get the best grip for your rug with less of an impact on the environment.
While the natural rubber provides superior gripping capabilities that won’t damage floors, the tough plant jute base makes the pad extra durable. This pad is one of our least cushioned rug pads and is around 1/8-inch thick.
We’d recommend this pad for rugs where you don’t want much padding, such as small rugs, entryways, runners, or kitchen rugs.
Would Gladly Purchase Again
Exactly what I wanted! A nice low profile, no chemical smell, and very grippy. Arrived quickly and perfectly sized for my hallway runner. Would gladly purchase again.
— - Eleanor B.
The Best Natural Rubber Rug Pad by Rug Size and Room
Our natural rubber rug pads are specifically best for situations where you don’t want much padding and need the best possible grip. Here’s what we’d recommend for different rug sizes.
The Best Natural Rubber Non Slip Rug Pad for Runners (2x8, 2x10, 3x8, 3x10)
Either one of our natural rubber rug pads will work incredibly well with runners because they are some of our strongest gripping pads. The main question you’ll want to ask is if you want slightly more cushion in your step with the Super Lock Natural or if you’d value the organic un-cushioned Nature’s Grip more.
Both these pads have a low profile 1/8" thickness so will make it easy for doors to slide over your rug and will keep even the slipperiest rugs in place.
The Best Natural Rubber Rug Mat for Small Rugs (2x3 up to 4x6 Rugs)
With small rugs, a low-profile anti skid rug pad will be best. This means that either of our natural rubber rug pads would serve your needs well. For an extra eco-friendly option, you’ll want our Nature’s Grip rug pad which incorporates organic jute fibers with the natural rubber so you get a more sustainable product.
The Super Lock Natural still uses our sustainable natural rubber and offers slightly more padding with equal gripping power.
While both our natural rubber floor pads will give you the non slip qualities that you’ll likely want with a medium-sized rug, if you want more padding, we’d recommend a natural rubber and felt pad like the Contour Lock.
When to Use a Natural Rubber Pad for Large and Extra Large Area Rugs (8x10 Rugs and Larger)
The only time we’d really recommend using a non slip rug pad on larger rugs would be if you have very light and thin rugs such as flatweaves. However, with the larger rug, you may benefit from additional padding to make the rug feel extra plush and luxurious, meaning we’d recommend a natural rubber and felt rug pad like the Superior Lock. If you’d prefer to keep costs down and don’t want extra padding, then the Super Lock Natural rug pad would still work well with large rugs.
In most situations with larger and heavier rugs like an area rug, you may not need a non slip pad. This is especially true if you’ll have heavy furniture anchoring the rug. In this case, we wouldn’t recommend our natural rubber pads and would instead suggest a thick rug pad like our felt rug pads or memory foam rug pads. You can see more of these options in our rug cushion collection.
What Is Natural Rubber?
Natural rubber is the type of durable and grippy material you’d find on car tires or super grippy shoes. It comes from real rubber trees and can be sustainably harvested. The material is naturally grippy without the use of any harmful chemicals that might smell bad or damage your floors.
Is Natural Rubber Safe to Breath and Free of VOCs?
Our natural rubber has low VOCs and is green label certified which means it has been tested and certified for low emissions so it’s completely safe to breath and shouldn’t have any bad odors.
The Best Natural Rubber Rug Pad for Hard Floors
One of the best parts about natural rubber rug pads is that they are completely safe with almost every hard floor and won’t stain, stick to, or otherwise damage your hard floors. These are our recommendations to help you find the best natural rubber rug pad for hard floors by specific floor type.
The Best Natural Rubber Rug Pad for Hardwood Floors
If you’re looking for a natural rubber rug pad for hardwood floors, you’ve come to the right place.
Both of our natural rubber rug mats will be safe with regular and engineered hardwood floors. We know your hardwood flooring is important to you, so we’ve ensured to use the best quality natural rubber that’s 100% safe for hardwood as long as you follow proper curing times.
The Best Natural Rug Mat for Tile Floors
For flat tile floors, either of our natural rubber rug pads would be good choices especially if you need a non slip pad. With slippery tile, it can be especially important to have good slip resistance for your rugs so our Super Lock Natural would be an excellent option.
If your tiles have deeper grooves or are uneven, you may want to consider a more padded rug pad to help keep your rug from wearing down unevenly. In this case, we’d recommend a felt and rubber rug mat because you’ll get a thicker level of protection.
The Best Natural Rubber Rug Pad for Laminate Floors
With laminate flooring, we recommend double checking with your flooring manufacturer to make sure they recommend using natural rubber. If they do recommend natural rubber, then our Super Lock Natural rug pads are a good option as it will be safe with laminate floor and offers a thin layer or protection and airflow between the floor and rug.
Customer Questions & Answers
Which natural rubber rug pad has the best grip?
Both Super Lock Natural and Nature’s Grip have the same level of gripping power. Super Lock Natural rug pad offer slightly more cushion.
Do your rug pads produce any odors?
Our rug pads will not mold or mildew and are completely odor-free. We always make sure all of our rug pads have been properly aired and cured before shipping.
What is natural rubber?
Natural rubber comes from real rubber trees and is a more eco-friendly alternative to traditional pvc and plastic padding. Natural rubber is safer with more flooring surfaces and is guaranteed never to stain or discolor floor surfaces.
Why natural rubber vs. pvc rug pads?
Natural Rubber grips and performs better than most pvc and plastic alternatives. Unlike plastic padding, natural rubber will grip your floors, rather than stick to your floors. Natural is the safe and sustainable alternative to harmful PVC plastic padding. Natural Rubber pads protect floors from sticking and staining onto its surface while lending better friction for a strong, natural grip.
Will your natural rubber rug pads stick to my flooring?
No. Our rug and carpet pads are specifically engineered to avoid common issues such as floor staining and stripping. Generally rug pads that stick, stain, or mar flooring are made with low-quality materials.
Will the natural rubber of your Nature's Grip rug pad discolor DuraCeramic flooring?
No, it will not. The natural rubber in our rug pads is safe for all types of floors and finishes.
Are your natural rubber pads 100%-free of VOCs?
Our natural rubber has low VOCs and is green label certified which means it has been tested and certified for low emissions.
What is natural rubber and is it safe to breathe?
Natural rubber is typically harvested from rubber trees and it is safe to breathe.
I am thinking about using a rug pad under sofa legs on hardwood floors. Will this prevent the sofa from slipping?
Yes, it will. We recently helped a customer in the same situation and they bought Super Lock Natural and cut it up. The customer actually called us back and said we should start selling a product just for this specific need.
How thick are the Nature's Grip and Super Lock Natural rug pads?
These two low-profile pads are both about 1/8" thick.
What would you recommend for a flat woven rug in a dining room? I am interested in grip not cushion.
I think Nature's Grip will be just what you're looking for. This eco-friendly product is one of our pure gripping pads which means it will stop even the most stubborn rugs from moving.
Is the Super Lock Natural rug pad good for hardwood floors?
Yes, it is a good and safe pad for hardwood floors. You won't have to worry about staining and marking.
I have a 2' x 6' rug runner on a hardwood floor in a high-traffic hallway. I think I've narrowed down my rug pad selection to either the Anchor Grip or Super Lock Natural. Which would you recommend?
I recommend the Super Lock Natural rug pad. This is our best-gripping pad, and it excels at stopping rugs and runners from moving when they are being walked on.
Does the Nature's Grip pad have a top and a bottom side?
It doesn't matter which side you decide to put up or down.
Does Natural Lock harm bamboo flooring? Do you think it would work for a 5' x 7' area rug? I'm more concerned about grip than cushioning.
For gripping power, I would say Anchor Grip, Nature's Grip or RugPro would be better. However, check with your floor manufacturer first.
The last pad I bought was made of jute. Do you offer those?
Our Nature's Grip pad is made of natural rubber and natural plant jute.
Can I use Nature's Grip on finished hardwood floors and marble tile floors?
Nature's Grip is safe for both types of floor, but I would contact the floor manufacturers and ask them for guidelines on what’s okay to put down on the hardwood and tiles.
What is the most breathable rug pad for a eucalyptus wood floor?
The Super Lock Natural non-slip pad is our most breathable product. It is made of natural rubber and has a waffle design that allows airflow between a rug and the floor it is lying on.
Do your Super Lock Natural pads contain latex or are they petroleum based?
No, our Super Lock Natural pads do not contain any latex. They are made of natural rubber, an eco-friendly and more sustainable alternative to plastic rug pads and PVC.
Do you have a good non-slip pad to go under a very thin vintage oriental rug? The pad shouldn't come with a lot of cushioning.
I suggest RugPro, a natural rubber and natural plant jute pad that is less than 1/8" thick. This is one of our pure gripping pads and so it has excellent non-slip traction.
Is your Nature's Grip pad safe to use on engineered hardwood floors? By safe, I mean the pad won't stain or mark the wood.
The Nature's Grip natural rubber and natural plant jute pad is absolutely safe to use on engineered hardwood floors. There is no chance of it harming or staining the wood.