Gorilla Grip No-Residue Rubber & Felt Cushioned Rug Pad, 2×8-Feet

Last updated date: June 12, 2022

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9.1

Gorilla Grip No-Residue Rubber & Felt Cushioned Rug Pad, 2×8-Feet

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We looked at the top Rug Pads and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Rug Pad you should buy.

Update as June 12, 2022:
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Overall Take

This second rug pad by Gorilla Grip is made for use under rugs on top of carpets. It is held in place by an adhesive backing and won't leave any residue on your carpeting, but you shouldn't use it on hard floors.


In our analysis of 31 expert reviews, the Gorilla Grip No-Residue Rubber & Felt Cushioned Rug Pad, 2x8-Feet placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Less Shifting and Bunching: rug pad for carpets helps to lock rugs in place on top of wall to wall carpet; strong adhesive backing helps ensure that rugs will slide and bunch less over carpet. Carpet Protection: constructed with premium materials that were designed to fasten to carpet fibers while helping to ensure that your carpet stays clean. Clean Design: pad will not leave behind any residue, so it won’t stain your carpet; designed for use on top of carpets only; do not use on hard floors. Perfect Fit: for unique sizes and shapes, trim the pad with a household scissor; put the pad down, place the rug on top and trim off any excess material. Easy to Use: simply put the pad down, place the rug on top and trim off any excess material; for unique sizes and shapes, you can trim the pad with a household scissor.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7.4
6 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

7.6
4,646 user reviews

What experts liked

Rubber mat will not stain or damage hardwood floors. Solid brand name in adhesive product lines. Can be easily cut to fit other dimensions. Felt layer is hypoallergenic and condensed stitched for durablity and sound reduction.
- BestReviews
If your flooring is on the list of approved surfaces, the Gorilla Grip Original Felt and Rubber provides solid stability. It's a bit softer and more flexible than other felt and rubber options and gives a good grip both to the floor and the bottom of your rug. It's offered in 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch thicknesses to add a modest level of cushion, and we love that the felt is made of recycled materials. If you've got the right surface for it, this rug pad is a pretty solid choice.
- Tech Gear Lab
Users won’t have to worry about this pad slipping out of place. It effectively grips to the floor, even in the corners. The textured rubber on the bottom helps keep the rug in place without damaging the floors. We noticed comfortable padding underfoot on both low and higher pile rugs.
- Bob Vila
A versatile product that can be easily customized. Cut it into any shape or size you want for smaller area rugs around the home. It’s made with a soft felt material that’s non-abrasive to protect the finish on your hardwood floors.
- Floor Critics
Made from a combination of felt (on top) and natural rubber (on the bottom); is extra plush and thick; it’s hypoallergenic.
- Charleston Crafted

What experts didn't like

Felt layer does not grip bottom of rug securely. Size dimensions may not be accurate. 1/4-inch depth is not as plush as some users may expect.
- BestReviews
The felt-and-rubber pads from Gorilla Grip, Wayfair Basics, Birch Lane, American Slide Stop (all-surface and premium), and Rug Pad USA were all very similar. Their felts were slightly different in some cases, but none were as cushiony as the Mohawk Home or nearly as grippy as the Durahold.
- The New York Times
It's NOT approved for use on many types of hard floors, including vinyl, lacquer, acrylic, natural stone, porous surfaces, and refinished floors. If any of those describe your floor, this pad may stain or even adhere to it, causing permanent damage. With so many restrictions, we recommend asking your floor installer or sealant manufacturer if this pad is safe to use before taking a gamble with it.
- Tech Gear Lab
One drawback is that this pad shouldn’t be used on carpet, vinyl, lacquered, acrylic, natural stone, porous, or refinished surfaces.
- Bob Vila
There are some customers who say the rubber material leaves a residue on their floors, which isn’t ideal if you have hardwood flooring. Other customers claimed that the rubber was stuck to itself when they received their deliveries.
- Floor Critics

An Overview On Rug Pads

Many people end up in emergency rooms every year because of slips and falls, and rug grippers and non-slip pads are one of the easiest ways to prevent these accidents. Young children and senior citizens might be more prone to slipping and falling, but non-slip pads are essential no matter how old you and your family members are. Not all rug pads are non-slip, though; many are only designed to protect floors or carpets.

Rugs that are not secured with pads tend to bunch up or slide. Non-slip pads are usually made from PVC, polyurethane, latex or rubber and can be thin or dense. Those with open-grid construction allow the floors and rugs to breathe and provide strong grips. However, check the height since pads raise the rugs from the ground. If they are too tall and next to an entryway, the door might not be able to open all the way, so measure the height of the rug and pad before buying the latter.

Felt rug pads don’t have anti-slip properties and are placed beneath rugs when something else holds them in place, like a couch. Like the other kinds of pads, these are designed to protect floors and add a bit of cushioning. There are also rug pads that are used on top of wall-to-wall carpeting. These often have adhesive backs that get fitted onto the backs of the rugs.

Non-slip rug pads come in various sizes; if you can’t find what you need, you can usually trim them down to size with a pair of household scissors. If you have several rugs and need a few pads, buy one large one and cut it into smaller pieces. Turn the rug upside down, put the pad on top and trace where you need to cut. Don’t cut it all the way out to the edges because it may show; leave a 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch border.

The Rug Pad Buying Guide

  • You can’t use all rug pads on all kinds of floors. Some product descriptions note that you cannot use their pads on vinyl, natural stone, acrylic and other surfaces.
  • Rug pads also prevent mattresses, seat cushions and futons from sliding. Look for thicker ones in this case because you’ll benefit from the extra cushioning.
  • Make sure that the floor or carpeting is clean and dry before placing the pad down.
  • Smooth down any wrinkles in the pad after placing it.
  • Do not use rug pads on stairs because it is unsafe; other products are made for this purpose.