Gorilla Grip Original Gripper Dual-Sided Rug Pad, 2×3-Feet

Last updated: October 13, 2023

Gorilla Grip's non-adhesive rug pads have a dual-sided grip that grabs onto the undersides of rugs and hard floors to hold things in place. The pads are about 1/16 of an inch thick and won't add unwanted height.

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.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Your rugs will never slide, slip or bunch up with these pads; Gorilla Grip is one of the best brands in the industry.

In our analysis of 28 expert reviews, the Gorilla Grip Original Gripper Dual-Sided Rug Pad, 2x3-Feet placed 3rd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Original Extra Strong Gripper: our trusted Gorilla Grip nonadhesive rug pads offer a unique, dual sided grip that firmly holds onto both the rug pad and your hard floor to help prevent rug movement. Reduces Rug Bunching and Sliding: slip resistant pads help reduce rug bunching and sliding, even over frequently visited areas of your home; the ideal option for homes with kids and pets. Thick and Long Lasting Cushioning: thick cushioning adds extra comfort helping to make rugs cozier and softer under foot; rug pads also help reduce everyday noise in busy areas; constructed of premium materials for long lasting quality to help keep rugs in place for years to come. Superior Floor Protection: open grid design allows floors to breath and helps protect from damage; rug pads are reversible, vacuum friendly, and constructed from premium materials. Easy Installation: available in the most popular sizes for easy installation; trim pad with scissors for unique sizes and shapes; put the pad down, place the rug on top and trim off any excess material

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The traditional style rug ripper has an open grid mesh-like construction that creates a thin barrier between the rug and the floor that will hold the rug in place and protect the floor without adding height that can make the rug a trip hazard. Made in the USA, the Gorilla Grip rug gripper comes in a variety of sizes, but users can also easily cut the item with scissors. The versatile grippers can also be used in drawers, on shelves and when opening tight jars.
This thin, webbing-like rug pad is an interesting design that works better than we expected based on its looks. The Gorilla Grip Original has thick intersections of material that compress with every step, helping to increase the surface area holding your rug in place.
This rug pad for hardwood floors has the unique feature of being dual sided so it holds firmly to your rug as well as your hardwood floor to prevent your rug from slipping and sliding. Non-adhesive and slip-resistant which doesn’t allow your rug to bunch or fold over. It’s not visible under the rug, and because it’s so soft and dense, your rug feels cushioned when you step on it.
This pad is easy to use, even easier to clean (it's washable), and reviewers report that these pads keep pets from slipping on rugs, too. Needless to say, if it can pass the puppy test, it's as good as gold — and the fact that it has an impressive following is the cherry on top.
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What reviewers didn't like

Had very loose “weaves,” with a lot of space between the rubber portions of the mesh. They provided significantly less grip than our mesh pick.
Only appropriate for hardwood floors.
You can feel the texture of this oddly-shaped pad under some thin rugs, like a rag rug. It's not terrible, but compared to all the other, smoother options we tested, it is noticeable. Its minimal design offers little in the way of floor protection, rug protection, added cushion, or sound dampening. It also comes with a long list of flooring types it absolutely can't be used on without pulling off stain, sticking to the floor, or leaving waffle-shaped debris.
Not suitable for acrylic, vinyl, natural stone, lacquered, porous, stairs or refinished surfaces.
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