Are Some Rug Pads Better Than Others??

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The topic of rug pads is not very glamorous, but they can make a HUGE difference in how well your rug “functions” and its comfort level.

We’ve all had a rug that never stays in place!  No matter how many times you adjust it, it is constantly crooked and shifting around.  You normally see this with smaller rugs in baths or kitchens.  I’ve tried the inexpensive waffle-like rubbery sheets and the gripper tape and both are not very effective at keeping a small rug in place.

A rug pad should also protect your floors from scratches, damage, or discoloration.  Many rugs come with free rug pads that don’t have any sort of warranty and can result in damage to your underlying floors.  These pads can cause “yellowing” of your floors or adhere to floor finishes over time.

In addition, many of these low-quality rug pads contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful to your family, your pets, and your floors.

When I was approached by to try out their rug pads, I honestly didn’t think I’d see much of a difference from the higher-quality rug pads I’d been using for the last few years from various rug dealers.  I was wrong.  I tried out two different types of rug pads from and am so pleased with the results!


For a small thin rug in our tiled half bath, I tried the Eco-Solid Non-Slip Rug Pad.  This pad is only 1/8” thick, so it allows the rug to lay flat.  It keeps my rug in place, even with lots of traffic going in and out of this bathroom.  It is mold and mildew resistant, so ideal for a bath environment, and has a 20-year warranty.  Since I started using this rug pad, I have not had to straighten or adjust the placement of this rug once!!


For a runner that sits on hardwood flooring in our living room, I tried the Premium-Lock 1/4” Rug Pad.  This rug pad is thin enough to fit under the adjacent French doors, but plush enough to provide increased comfort, padding, and insulation.


This rug pad comes in three thicknesses, with 1/4” being the thinnest.  This eco-friendly pad is built from three layers.  The top layer where your rug will make contact is a felt surface that reduces bunching, curling, and creeping.  The middle layer is a felt core that provides comfort and protection.  The bottom layer that makes contact with your floor is a natural rubber that prevents slipping or movement.  Since placing this pad under our runner, the rug has stayed in place and is much more comfortable to step on when you come inside from the pool!  I plan to use the thicker Premium-Lock rug pads under bedroom rugs where they will feel great under bare feet!

Here are a few more facts about

  • All rug pads are custom cut to be the perfect size for your rugs! Just enter the exact size of your rug and it will be cut 1” shorter on all sides for a perfect fit.
  • All rug pads have a 20-year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee.
  • All rug pads are manufactured, cut, and rolled in the USA.
  • All rug pads are made from eco-friendly materials.
  • All rug pads are shipped within 24 hours. Shipping is free to most U.S. locations with no minimum orders.

And the best part…rug pads from are very affordable!!  The prices are comparable or better than the trade pricing I was getting from various rug vendors.

Please check out online to see the many types of rug pads they offer.  You can use the handy rug pad buying guide here to help you select the best pad for your floor type.

If you’d like help selecting new rugs for your living room, bedroom, kitchen, bath, or entry, please contact me here.

Note:  Although provided me with two free rug pads for this review, all opinions are 100% my own.  I only endorse products I have personally used and believe will be good for my readers.

Thanks for reading!

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