Solid design provides firm grip, increased floor protection, and a surprisingly plush feel
Cloud Comfort 7/16"
Dreamy cushioning that comes from 100% visco elastic memory foam, the same found in quality mattresses
Waterproof Rug Pads
Why Choose A Waterproof Rug Pad?
Accidents happen, but they don't have to ruin your expensive flooring. A waterproof rug pad can help prevent spills from reaching and damaging your floor.
The most common situation when you'd want that extra moisture barrier is with pets. Dog or cat pee can damage good vinyl flooring or hardwood flooring. However, a quality rug pad that's water resistant can help keep the liquid off the flooring.
Benefits Of A Waterproof Area Rug Pad
Aside from the obvious waterproofing benefit, there are other benefits to getting a premium waterproof area rug pad.
Pet Friendly Rug Padding
As we mentioned, the primary reason most people want a waterproof rug pad is to protect floors from pet urine. These rug pads can help you do just that and are completely safe to have with pets.
Spill Protection for Floors
Waterproof rug pads are great to protect floors from spills and will give you enough time to clean up the spill without the liquid damaging your flooring.
Depending on the specific rug pad, a waterproof mat can add more rug padding for your area rug or other indoor rugs. The SpillTech and Cloud Comfort rug pads both use memory foam for added thickness and cushion. This can be especially nice for an area rug pad where you don't need to worry about slippage.
Our Anchor Grip rug pads have less cushion, but still have a comfortable level of cushioning and non slip grip.
Non Slip Grip
Our Anchor Grip rug pad is our only waterproof non slip rug pad. The pad has a low profile and high grip so it's perfect for smaller rugs in high traffic areas or for waterproof bathroom rugs.
All our waterproof pads are made here in the USA so we can guarantee quality for every single water resistant rug pad.
Choosing the Best Waterproof Rug Pad
Our selection of waterproof and water resistant rug pads cover a wide variety of needs and have different features you'll want to consider. Get to know our selection so we can get the best waterproof rug pad for your needs.
Anchor Grip Waterproof Rug Pad: Waterproof Non Slip Rug Pad
Our Anchor Grip waterproof rug pad uses soybean oils and bio based fillers for a sustainable, grippy PVC rug pad that's safe for most hard surface floors and is easy to wash by hand.
The pad has a lower profile than our other waterproof rug pads so it's best for small rugs that need non slip padding or need to make a door clearance. Use this type of pad for anything from a hallway runner rug, entryway rug, kitchen mat, or smaller area rug sizes (smaller than an 8x10 rug).
The pad is best for high-end area rugs, small rugs and runners that need extra grip, and hot and humid climates.
Exactly What We Needed
Exactly what we needed. Wanted a waterproof rug pad but good for wood floors. Was cut to size and arrived very quickly. Great service.
— Martha M.
Cloud Comfort Rug Pad: Memory Foam Comfort
This is our premium memory foam pad. This will provide the best cushion out of all our waterproof options with 100% visco-elastic memory foam (the same type of padding you'd find in a memory foam mattress). Along with waterproofing, this pad also offers some of the best sound absorption and cushioning out of all our rug pads.
The one drawback? This pad is not a non slip rug pad meaning you'll only want to use it for larger rugs like a large area rug that you can anchor with furniture.
Great for Aging Dogs
Very comfy and waterproof, great for aging dogs.
— Cathy G.
SpillTech Rug Pad: Scotchgard Waterproof Rug Pad
This pad provides the most liquid protection out of all our waterproof rug pads. We teamed up with Scotchgard(TM) and 3M to create this completely pet proof Scotchgard waterproof rug pad. The pad features Scotchgard's Advanced Repel Technology and a 3/8" thick layer of urethane foam for added cushioning.
Similar to the Cloud Comfort, this pad also does not have any gripping technology, so it's best for larger rugs that don't need a non slip rug pad.
Love the Product and Recommend to Anyone
Great product received promptly, packaged securely and well protected during transport. It gives my new area rug nice cushioned support, protects floors from possible water spills. Love the product and recommend it to anyone. Will purchase two more in the spring for my next project.
— Kathryn M.
The Best Water Proof Rug Pad by Rug Size and Room
Choosing the right waterproof padding for rugs often comes down to your rug size and what room the pad will be in.
The Best Waterproof Non Slip Pad for Small and Medium Rugs 2x3 - 6x9
Our only non slip water proof rug pad is our Anchor Grip waterproof rug pad. The Anchor Grip pad is low profile at just 1/8" thick so it won’t cause tripping hazards or add extra bulk to your rug.
The solid construction pad uses a soybean oil-based polymer blend that provides a water resistant barrier between your rug and floor while also providing grip and floor protection.
The Best Waterproof Bathroom Rug Pad
Bathrooms get steamy and humid, and often a bathroom rug will get wet from the shower, bath, sink, or toilet. That’s why it’s important to get a rug pad that can handle the extra moisture without damaging your floor.
Our best waterproof bathroom rug pad recommendation is the Anchor Grip rug pad because it provides a reliable moisture barrier, mildew and mold resistance, and non slip grip. With smaller rugs like toilet or shower mats, it’s important to have slip resistance, so this low profile pad is a great option.
If you’re looking for more padding underfoot, we’d recommend our Superior Lock rug pad which isn’t waterproof, but offers enough padding that it can absorb small amounts of liquid and is breathable enough to dry quickly and keep your floor unscathed. If all you’re concerned about is the moisture from stepping out of the shower, the Superior Lock will do the trick while providing comfort and grip.
The Best Large Waterproof Rug Pad 8x10 or Larger
If you need a large waterproof mat for an area rug that often gets spilled on, our Cloud Comfort or SpillTech rug pad. Both these waterproof foam pads provide soft cushion underfoot and a tough moisture barrier to keep pet accidents or drink spills from getting to your floor.
For the highest level of waterproofing to shield from things like pet accidents, we recommend the SpillTech pad. The waterproof pad provides a completely pet proof pad and helps you recognize and clean up pet urine.
What’s Best for Waterproof Kitchen Rugs?
If you need an 8x10 waterproof rug pad or larger, go with Cloud Comfort because it offers luxurious cushioning along with the moisture barrier so your larger rug will be extra comfy.
If your rug is smaller or is a runner, we’d suggest the Anchor Grip pad.
Love the Cloud Comfort Pad
I love the new pad for my area kitchen rug. It is so comfortable when cooking or cleaning dishes. I give it five stars!
— Elizabeth M.
The Best Rug Pad Moisture Barrier for Floor Type
If you have a particular type of floor you’re especially concerned about with moisture, we’ve got you covered. All of our waterproof mats are safe for all floor types and will not damage, stain, or discolor your floor.
These are our specific recommendations for some of the most common floor types we get asked about with waterproof rug pads.
The Best Waterproof Rug Pad for Hardwood Floors
Since all our waterproof pads are safe with hardwood floors, the best waterproof rug pad for hardwood floors will depend on the size of your rug.
With small rugs or runners, the best waterproof rug pads for wood floors is our Anchor Grip rug pad because it also provides slip resistance to help keep your small rug in place on slippery hard surface floors. This pad is safe for all hardwood floors and finishes and can help your rugs to protect hardwood floors from water or other liquids.
The Best Moisture Barrier for Concrete Floor
If you need a concrete floor moisture barrier that’s waterproof, any of our waterproof rug pads will be safe to use. Choosing the right pad for you will then depend on your preferred budget and level of cushion.
If this is for a basement floor moisture barrier, we’d recommend our Anchor Grip rug pad or even our Eco Plush pad. While the Eco Plush is not waterproof, it offers a thick budget-friendly layer of padding for water absorption and the breathable felt material makes it quick drying to keep your rug safe from mildew or mold. The Anchor Grip is less thick and less breathable than the Eco Plush, but has that water resistant construction.
If you need more liquid protection and want more cushion over the hard concrete, both Cloud Comfort and SpillTech are good choices. These pads offer a layer of foam to cushion your feet and are fully waterproof to provide that moisture barrier for concrete floors.
Don't Need Waterproofing?
Don't have a pet or deciding you don't really need a moisture barrier for your rug?
You may want to try some of our other types of rug pads like our natural rubber pad options with all natural fibers and exceptional non slip capabilities or a felt rug pad for ultra eco-friendly padding that's gentle on rug fibers and your floor.
Customer Questions & Answers
What is a waterproof rug pad?
A waterproof rug pad creates a liquid resistant barrier between your rug and floor. Our SpillTech, Cloud Comfort, and Anchor Grip rug pads provide moisture barrier which will prevent liquids from reaching floors temporarily and gives you enough time to properly clean up pet urine stains or other accidental spills before they end up damaging your floors.
We have pets that sometimes have accidents. We also have hardwood floors that are more than 75 years old. Therefore, we need a reliable pad, one that can be cleaned and doesn't smell. What do you suggest?
I would take a look at our 1/8" thick Anchor Grip pad. It is waterproof and can be easily washed by hand.
Which pad will work best for bathroom and kitchen areas that occasionally get wet?
We have a handful of waterproof pads designed for areas where spills and moisture are issues. But keep in mind that the Anchor Grip pad is the only one of these with a gripping attribute.
I'm in need of a rug pad that will add some grip but more importantly will prevent spills from leaking through to our hardwood floors. I see that you have one in particular, but it seems rather thick. Have you anything thinner?
You could go with our Anchor Grip waterproof pad. This low-profile pad is 1/8" thick and has a liquid resistant barrier that temporarily stops spills from seeping through to floors. This will give you sufficient time to clean them up. This pad also has a very firm grip.
I need a waterproof rug pad for an area rug that is going to be laid on laminate floor. What should I get?
Our Anchor Grip and SpillTech pads both have moisture barriers that temporarily prevent spills from soaking through and reaching floors. If you would like a strong grip as well, choose Anchor Grip.
I'm looking for the most comfortable rug pad that is appropriate to use in a very humid basement. I am concerned about moisture and odor trapping. What do you suggest?
I would suggest any of our felt and natural rubber pads such as Superior Lock or Eco Plush which is made with 100% heat-pressed felt. All our products are needle punched, 100% breathable and mildew resistant.
I'm interested in the waterproof Cloud Comfort pad for an 8' x 11' rug with a heavy mahogany dining table on it. The pad looks thick, so I'm concerned it will cause tripping. I'm also looking at the SpillTech pad, and don’t know which one to get.
Both pads have an excellent moisture resistant barrier that would work well for you. If you are worried about tripping hazards, I would go with the thinnest version of our Cloud Comfort pad which is 1/4" thick. You would receive this in one piece while SpillTech would come in two pieces taped together.
I have a wall-to-wall carpet piece on top of hardwood for my dogs. They bring in sand and moisture so my priority is to buy a waterproof pad. The carpet is 10' x 10' and I don't mind if I have to buy two pieces and put them together. What do you suggest?
I recommend SpillTech, a 100% waterproof pad that will protect your floor from any moisture. It also contains an enzyme that eats odors. This pad will come in two pieces that can be taped together.
I need a non-slip rug pad under a 4' x 6' rug in my bathroom. It also has to help protect the wood floor from moisture. What do you recommend?
I recommend our Anchor Grip pad. Not only does it possess a firm grip but it also has an effective moisture barrier that will help to protect your bathroom floor.
I need non-slip rug pads that also offer moisture protection to safeguard my hardwood floors from puppy accidents. What do you suggest? I have two 5' x 7' rugs, a 5' x 8' rug and a runner.
I recommend our Anchor Grip rug pad. It is non-slip and waterproof, providing a water-resistant barrier that temporarily prevents spills including pet accidents from reaching the floor beneath.
I bought three 100% wool rugs for my kitchen to go under the sink, stove, and fridge. The floor is solid hardwood, and I want the best pad for water spills is. Also, I don't want a pad that is going to damage my floor. What are your thoughts?
I suggest the Anchor Grip pad which is made from soybean oils and bio-based fillers. This non-slip pad is waterproof and perfectly safe for hardwood floors. It simply does not damage them.
I have a 3’ x 5’ kilim rug that is made from recycled plastic (PET). It sits on a hardwood floor in front of the kitchen sink. Which pad do you recommend?
I suggest the Anchor Grip, which is a vinyl soybean oil-based polymer blend pad. It is waterproof and has a very strong grip.
What pad do you recommend for a runner on a wood floor in my kitchen? I've read about water-resistant pads that help to keep spills from damaging the wood floor. What would you suggest?
I would take a look at our Anchor Grip pad. This pad has an effective moisture-resistant barrier that temporarily stops spills from reaching the floor. It also has a firm grip and works well on wood flooring.
What is the best pad for hardwood and pet urine problems?
I suggest the SpillTech rug pad depending on the size of the rug. This pad would be best since it is waterproof and has special enzymes that eat away at the causes of bad odors. Keep in mind that this pad is not non-slip and so should only be used for larger size rugs. If you are looking for a pad with grip, I recommend Anchor Grip which is also a waterproof pad. If your pet does have an accident on the rug be sure to clean it up in a timely manner with a mild soap and water.
Are any of your rug pads safe to use outside? I would like one for a wood deck.
I'm afraid that at this moment in time we don't have any pads that can be used outdoors.
We have many pets and instances where liquid is spilled on our oriental-style area rugs but we don't find out until later. By that time the hardwood is already stained. Do SpillTech pads stop moisture or simply delay penetration to the floor?
SpillTech is a 100% spill and pet proof rug pad that prevents liquids from reaching floors. It combines a thick layer of urethane foam with Scotchgard's Advanced Repel Technology.
What pad would be best for very soft chenille on hardwood with dogs in the house? I suspect a waterproof pad is the best?
A good waterproof pad to protect your floor from dog accidents is SpillTech. It combines a thick layer of urethane foam with Scotchgard's Advanced Repel Technology, providing an effective water resistant barrier that temporarily prevents spills from getting through to floors. This should give you enough time to clean up the mess before even a drop touches the wood.
If a dog makes a toilet mess on a rug during the day and I don't get home until later will the liquid make it to the floor underneath?
The liquid will not reach the floor if you use a SpillTech pad, however, it will with Cloud Comfort and Anchor Grip.
With regards to waterproofing, is Anchor Grip as effective as the SpillTech pad?
SpillTech is better. This rug pad is made to be waterproof and spill proof.