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

Last updated: June 30, 2022

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.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Finally, a way to keep rugs from shifting around and bunching on top of carpets; you will love how well this product works!

In our analysis of 15 expert reviews, the Gorilla Grip No-Residue Rubber & Felt Cushioned Rug Pad, 2x8-Feet placed 2nd when we looked at the top 4 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

What reviewers 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.
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.
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.
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.
Made from a combination of felt (on top) and natural rubber (on the bottom); is extra plush and thick; it’s hypoallergenic.

What reviewers 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.
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.
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.
One drawback is that this pad shouldn’t be used on carpet, vinyl, lacquered, acrylic, natural stone, porous, or refinished surfaces.
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.
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