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Our most eco friendly non slip rug pad - made with 100% natural rubber and plant jute
Solid design provides firm grip, increased floor protection, and a surprisingly plush feel
Superior Lock 1/4"
Cushioned felt combined with a reinforced natural rubber backing
Non-Slip Rug Pads
Unlike imported plastic padding, our rug pads are designed to grip floors, not stick to them. Keep your rugs secured for years to come with one of our non-slip rug pads. Made in the USA and backed by a 20 year warranty.
Customer Questions & Answers
I have a thinner area rug. Which non-slip rug pad should I get?
Some thinner area rugs have a tendency to slip out of place or bunch up at the corners. To combat this issue we would recommend the Anchor Grip, Contour Lock, or Superior Lock pads to provide some weight and comfort. Both rug pads work exceptionally well with thin, flat-woven rugs.
What are the benefits of a thicker non-slip pad?
Thicker non-slip pads like Contour Lock and Superior Lock pads lend extra cushioning underfoot with a strong grip. Cushioning will soften your rugs, making them more comfortable to walk on. Thinner non skid rug pads work well in high traffic areas, such as hallways and entryways, when cushioning is less important.
With larger rugs that are anchored down, do I need a non-slip rug pad?
Non-slip rug pads help keep the corners anchored down while promoting rug evenness. Rugs actually wear from the bottom up, so depending on the strength of your rugs backing a quality rug pad will help prolong the life of your rug. With rugs anchored down, if you’re not worried about the corners slipping or bunching, then a 100% felt or memory foam carpet pad might add a layer of comfort that didn’t exist beforehand.
Which non skid rug pads work with which rug types?
For smaller rugs and runner rugs, we recommend choosing a rug pad from our Pure Grip category, such as Anchor Grip, Super Lock Natural, or Nature’s Grip. Smaller rugs in high traffic areas are tougher to keep anchored, our pure grip pads are the best gripping rug pads on the market for these types of issues. With medium sized rugs (4’x6’-7’x10’) - Choose a Dual Purpose rug pad if you’re looking for both cushion and grip or a Pure Grip rug pad if you prefer to keep rugs lying flush with your floors. All rugs within this size typically need a non slip rug pad, unless anchored down by furniture. With larger rugs, 7’x10’ and larger - You can choose any rug pad for these sizes. Most larger rugs that tend to lay flat on their own may not need a non slip rug pad and thus may only need a Pure Cushion pad, such as our 100% felt or memory foam rug pad for added cushion. Thinner, lower pile rugs such as flatweaves should always use a non slip rug pad regardless of rug size to help promote rug evenness and prevent bunching that can occur.
Which of your non-skid rug pads are recommended on hardwood floors?
All of our non slip padding is tested and approved for use on wood floors. This includes polyurethane and other glossy floor finishes such as polyurethane. Our pads are specifically designed to avoid marring, staining and stripping issues that can occur with many lower cost imports. We always ask that you follow your flooring manufacturer's instructions and wait for proper curing times.
What’s that difference between your non slip rug pads vs other low cost plastic rug pads?
A quality rug pad will “grip” your floors rather than “stick” to your floors. The materials we use, such as natural rubber, which won’t stick and stain floors over an extended period. Our rug pads are made in the USA and we are very careful about what materials we use in our rug pads. Many overseas manufacturers will use cheap chemical fillers which can react with certain floor finishes. One particular example, is the use of phthalates, a class of toxic chemicals used in PVC pads to provide flexibility, which will react very poorly with certain floor finishes. Our non skid rug pads are made either made with natural rubber or a biobased polymer coating. Both of these materials have a much stronger coefficient of friction than standard PVC resulting in much better gripping power. Traditional PVC padding often looses it’s shape & volume over the years and will eventually flatten and bottom out.
Which of your rug pads would grip a thin, light flat weave rug on hardwood floors?
I would take a look at our Anchor Grip or Contour Lock pads. Both low-profile pads are 1/8" thick and great for grip stability. You won't have problems with either of these as they will keep your rug secure.
I am trying to decide between Anchor Grip and Super Lock Natural for a 2' x 3' high-traffic kitchen rug on a gloss wood floor finish. Both seem to be a good choice. What do you suggest?
You are right. Both would work just fine for that size rug and floor type. I would go with the Super Lock Natural. It is our best-gripping rug pad and prevents even stubbornly mobile rugs from moving in high-traffic areas. This natural rubber pad also provides superior floor protection.
I need an 8' x 10' strong gripping pad so that an electric wheelchair can easily move across a rug. Currently, the rug bunches up which is a safety issue.
Anchor Grip is the best rug pad to go with. It is made from a soybean oil-based polymer blend and has an exceptionally strong grip that will stop your rug from bunching up. This pad will also protect the condition of your floor for many years.
What is the best pad to stop my large silk area rug from bunching up? I also have a laminate floor so the pad will need to be non-skid too.
Our Superior Lock pad is the one for you. It's non-slip and will prevent a whole range of common rug problems such as bunching and wrinkling.
I am looking for your recommendation for a thin (approx. 1/8") non-slip pad to go on hardwood floors.
We have a low-profile pad with a very powerful grip called Contour Lock. It is 1/8" thick and made of felt and natural rubber.
I ordered an Eco Plush pad but it turns out the pad and the rug are too thick and our bedroom door won't clear. The rug is about 0.25" thick and the door will clear slightly less than 0.5". How thick are Nature's Grip and Super Lock Natural?
Nature's Grip and Super Lock Natural are both 1/8" thick.
My three thin cotton Kilim runners bunch and skate like crazy on the hardwood. I would like them to be as stable as possible. Padding for noise control would be a bonus. The dimensions are: 95"x32"; 32"x117"; and 95"x32".
The Superior-Lock 7/16" will work very well for your situation. This is the thickest size we do for this pad, and it will stop your rug from moving while also dampening sound.
What is the best rug pad to protect marble floors and prevent slipping?
I recommend our Superior Lock felt and natural rubber pad. Its firm grip will stop your rug from moving while the needle-punched felt surface will keep it even, preventing bunching and creeping. At the same time, this pad confers long-term floor and rug protection.
I have a queen size inflatable mattress and I need something to keep it from sliding on my hardwood floor. Any suggestions?
It sounds like one of our natural rubber products might help. I would take a look at Super Lock Natural or Nature's Grip. Hopefully, the natural rubber will grab the mattress material and prevent slipping. However, I am not 100% sure, its an unusual question. If the pad doesn't work out for you you can return it for a full refund.
Are these pads safe for cork plank flooring and a 2' x 3' flat weave rug? Polyester pads don't hold it in place and the rug manufacturer says to use anything that isn't latex.
Yes they are, and I've got several suggestions for you. Anchor Grip would work very well for you. It's a soybean oil-based polymer blend. You could also look at RugPro and Super Lock.
How thick is your RugPro pad? Does it have a similar thickness to the Super Lock Natural? I'm currently using a rug pad that is similar to Super Lock for my runner but now I want a felt/non-slip combo.
RugPro is 1/16" thick and so it is a lot thinner than Super Lock Natural. You could use RugPro or Contour Lock for your runner. They are both low-profile felt and natural rubber pads with excellent non-slip traction. You can also look at our Anchor Grip rug pad because it works very well for runners.
I am considering Super Lock Natural and Anchor Grip for the 2.5' x 8'2" runner on my wood flooring. Is there a major difference between the two rug pads?
Either will work well for you and keep your runner in place. Anchor Grip has a solid weave and is a soybean oil-based polymer blend pad. Super Lock Natural is an all natural rubber pad and it is open weave.
Can you make a recommendation for a non-slip rug pad to go under a low-profile vinyl-backed rug? It is situated in the entryway of a business, and I want it to stop slipping.
I recommend the low-profile Anchor Grip pad. It has a very strong grip that will keep your rug locked in place even when the entryway is very busy.
I have a good oriental runner in a corridor that needs to stay in place without damaging the wood floor. What's your recommendation?
Take a look at either RugPro or Super Lock Natural. Both offer superior protection for floors and rugs, and have fantastic gripping qualities, even with rugs and runners in high-traffic areas.
I'm looking for a low-profile rug pad with lots of grip for a 7' x 9’ rug. It's to go on a newish laminate wood floor.
I have two choices for you. The first is RugPro which at 1/16” is our thinnest pad. Then there is Contour Lock which is about 1/8" thick. Both of these pads are made of felt and natural rubber and possess an excellent gripping attribute.
I am looking for a non-skid super grip pad to go under a 9' x 12' area rug on a laminate floor. What do you suggest?
I recommend our Superior Lock or Contour Lock rug pads. Both of these will anchor your rug firmly to the floor to prevent all manner of rug movements such as slipping, sliding and creeping.
I have the RugPro pad under a rug by our front door but the door rubs against the rug when it is being opened. Are Nature's Grip or Super Lock Natural thinner rug pads?
RugPro is the thinnest rug pad we offer. It is about 1/16" thick
I need a pad for a rug that will go beneath a dining table and chairs on a hardwood floor. No one will ever sit or lie down on the rug. Can I get by with the thinnest rug pad you have or is there a reason for me to get a thicker one?
At just 1/16", RugPro is the thinnest pad we have. This will be fine under your rug. You would only want to go thicker if you are looking for comfort. So, whether you decide on thin or thicker is really down to your preference.
I have an 8' x 11' wool area rug on a hardwood floor under my dining table. Over time, the pushing in of chairs has caused the rug to wrinkle in the middle. Would RugPro be a good pad to keep it smooth? I don’t need a lot of cushion.
RugPro is an excellent choice. This low-profile felt and natural rubber pad is just 1/16" thick and has an excellent grip that will prevent wrinkling and ensure that your rug lies smoothly on the floor.
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