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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
Soundproof Rug Pads
Which rug pad is the best for noise reduction? We recommend Superior Lock with any rug that needs a non slip rug pad, with any pads smaller than 8x10, or with rugs in very high traffic areas (such as hallways and entryways). We recommend Eco Plush and Cloud Comfort with larger rugs that don’t need a non slip pad and are often anchored down with furniture. Cloud Comfort works slightly better than Eco Plush for noise reduction, but is also priced higher. For all the pads included in this list, recommend choosing the thickest size because thicker pads will absorb more sound.
Superior Lock is the best non slip rug pad for noise reduction. Superior Lock combines a thick layer of felt with a non slip natural rubber backing. It’s available in multiple thicknesses, however we recommend going with our thickest size (7/16" thick) to maximize noise reduction.
Eco Plush is made with 100% heat pressed felt fibers. It creates a dense buffer between your rugs and floors, adding plush comfort under your rugs. Eco plush is not a non slip rug pad, so it should only be used with larger rugs that are often anchored down with furniture. Eco Plush, like Superior-Lock, is also available in multiple thicknesses, but we recommend the thickest (1/2") size to fully maximize noise reduction from foot traffic.
Cloud Comfort is our best rug pad for reducing noise, ideal for larger rugs (8x10 or larger). Cloud Comfort is for the comfort connoisseur. It’s made from 100% visco elastic memory foam, the same found in quality mattress, for the same memory foam feel underneath your rugs.
Customer Questions & Answers
Our main goal is to find a good pad for noise reduction. Is there a rug pad other than Superior Lock that might be suitable?
Yes, we have two other pads that can help eliminate noises, and they are Eco Plush which has a choice of three thicknesses and Cloud Comfort which has a choice of two.
Do you have rug pads that act as effective sound dampeners? I have hardwood floors in my '60s-style house and noises travel all over.
Two pads that we often sell to help customers reduce noises within their homes are our Superior Lock 7/16" and Eco Plush 1/2" pads. Both excel at eliminating and reducing internal noises while also keeping out neighboring noises and improving domestic acoustics.
I live on the second floor of an older apartment building and will be adopting my parent’s dog who weighs about 70 lbs. What is the best rug pad to eliminate the noise he may create from walking around? He will be in an area that has laminate flooring.
I recommend our Superior Lock felt and natural rubber pad at 7/16" thickness. It is a great pad for both noise reduction and comfort.
Will the rubber backing of the Superior Lock pad do a good job of dampening sound from the floor below?
Superior Lock is one of our soundproofing pads and it is a popular choice among customers who either want to reduce internal noises or block external sounds from coming in. The thicker the pad the better the soundproofing so you might want to choose the 7/16" thickness.
I’m moving into a house with wood floors and will be living in an upper floor unit. I play guitar and sing and want to reduce the noise traveling downstairs to those below. Which pad is best for sound and does it go on top of the floor or underneath it?
We have three excellent pads for soundproofing and they are Superior Lock, Eco Plush and Cloud Comfort. You place them on top of your floor and underneath a rug and either one will do a great job of dampening the sound coming from your home.
Which rug pad is most effective at soundproofing?
I would take a look at our Superior Lock 7/16" for soundproofing. Many customers purchase this felt and natural rubber pad when they want to reduce and eliminate noises in their homes.
I have a hardwood floor and need a rug pad that deadens sound. Which do you recommend?
Very often we sell our Superior Lock 7/16" to customers wanting soundproofing in their homes. This felt and natural rubber pad has excellent sound dampening attributes. Our Cloud Comfort and Eco Plush pads are also good for minimizing noises.
I can hear my neighbors talking from below. Do you have a pad that will help reduce the noise level?
Our Superior Lock 7/16" pad has excellent sound dampening qualities. This felt and natural rubber pad is often purchased by customers wanting to eliminate neighboring noises or sounds from within their own homes.
I live on the third floor and am looking for a mat that I can exercise on. My floors are hardwood, and I'm afraid I will make too much noise for my downstairs neighbor. Can you recommend your best options?
Take a look at our Superior Lock 7/16". This felt and natural rubber pad will give you comfort while exercising as well as heavily reduce the amount of noise filtering through to your neighbor.
I teach singing lessons and my downstairs neighbor is complaining about the sound coming through the floor. We live in an old building and there's not a lot of insulation. Would the Superior Lock rug pad help to dampen the sound going through the floor?
Yes, it will. Superior Lock 7/16" thickness is best for this purpose.
I need a pad that reduces the noise of footsteps on a hardwood floor. I have a toddler at home, and the downstairs neighbor is unhappy with the noise. What can you recommend?
Take a look at Superior Lock 7/16". This is one of our soundproofing pads and it does an excellent job of eliminating floor noises.
I want a pad for a low pile oriental rug in a dining room. I'm looking to reduce the echoing/hollow sound in there and know that 7/16" thickness is best for this purpose. However, I am concerned it would be too thick. Any ideas?
The Superior Lock 7/16" provides excellent soundproofing, but if you still think it's too thick, try the Superior Lock 1/3" which also does a great job of dampening sound.
What is the best rug pad for soundproofing? We are getting noise complaints from the apartment below, and we have a 5-year-old.
The best pad for soundproofing would be the 7/16" Cloud Comfort. Keep in mind if your rug is smaller than 9' x 12' I wouldn't consider this pad only because there is a chance your rug will move. An alternative choice would be the 7/16" Superior Lock which has noise dampening qualities and is a non-slip pad.
I live in an old condo where the noise from footsteps above me is unbearable. The neighbor will cover the cost of a carpet pad so which one is best to block out noises?
I'm going to suggest Superior Lock 7/16". Its thick layer of cushioning is really good for sound dampening.
I'm moving into an apartment that I didn't realize is prone to elevator noise. The elevator is next to the kitchen but the vibrations spread back to the bedroom and living room. Can any of your rug pads help at all?
We do have three pads that are good for soundproofing but they are to deal with internal noises and neighboring noises such as an upstairs tenant. To be honest, I'm not sure if they will help with the elevator noise or vibrations.
Our main purpose for ordering a rug pad is to soundproof the floor of our NYC apartment. Our rug is an L-shape and we are wondering if it is possible to make one pad for it. Or would it be two pads that we have to put together?
For an L-shape rug, it would be two separate pads that you would add together to get your desired size.
I want to buy a pool table which can be noisy so I'd like an area rug/pad to absorb some of the sounds. I will probably cut through both layers for the legs so they don't interfere with leveling. Therefore, would a pad still reduce noise effectively?
The answer to your question is yes and I've got two suggestions for you. They are the Eco Plush pad and the Superior Lock pad. Both have excellent soundproofing that will absorb some of the noise of the balls and the table. Eco Plush is a 100% all felt pad while Superior Lock is a felt and rubber pad. Of the two, I would recommend Eco Plush for your needs because it is denser.
I live on the top floor of an apartment building and my downstairs neighbor complains about the noise from my recliner. I am looking for something to put under it and over carpet. What rug pad do you suggest? And can I put the chair directly on top of it?
Our best pad for soundproofing is Superior Lock 7/16". This is a dense felt and natural rubber pad that makes it difficult for sound to travel through. You can place this pad directly under the chair.
I need the most soundproof pad with the least slip. What can you recommend?
I suggest the Superior Lock 7/16" felt and natural rubber pad. It has excellent non-slip traction and is one of our most popular pads for soundproofing.
We have a shared entrance way with another apartment and sounds come through to our ground floor unit via a floating wooden floor. Do your rug pads help stop this type of sound?
Very often customers buy the 7/16" thick Superior Lock felt and natural rubber pad for sound dampening. It does a great job of blocking out noises.
What is the best pad to cut out the stomping sound coming from the apartment above mine? My neighbor has an area rug and I would like to buy her a soundproof pad.
The Superior Lock 7/16" thickness should do the trick. It will help to eliminate the noises coming from above.
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