Lindsay Gill: Rug pad review and giveaway from RugPadUSA

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Rug pad review and giveaway from RugPadUSA

Disclosure: I received a rug pad from RugPadUSA in exchange for my review but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. Information about rug pads was provided to me by Rug Pad USA marketing department.

When we bought our house last year, our biggest renovation was the hardwood floor installation throughout the house.  We went back and forth on the decision but were thrilled with the result.


   

Once we had spent the money on the floors, we were somewhat shocked by the prices of area rugs that we now had to buy for each room!  We found a few that we liked and placed them around the house without rug pads.



What I didn't realize is that we should have immediately invested in some high quality rug pads.  We weren't interested in spending more money, and nobody sees the rug pad, anyway.  Yet, here are some facts about rug pads that I did not know, and why we chose to get a rug pad from Rug Pads USA:

1.  Most rug pads are made with PVC or plastic which often has chemicals and toxins that can ruin and discolor floors over time, and serve as breeding grounds for odor causing bacteria and VOC emissions.  Rug Pad USA uses eco-friendly materials like 100% natural rubber tree sap so that it grips floors rather than sticks to them.  Their materials have very low VOCs.  I'm especially happy about this as we have toddlers and babies crawling around our home!


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2.  Most rug pads come from oversees. Rug Pad USA is a rug pad retailer based outside of the Greater New York area, specializing in the manufacturing of high end, eco-friendly rug pads that are made in the USA.

3.  Most rug pads come with an unpleasant odor when you unpack them due to the cheap materials used to make them. Our rug pad had no odor to it when we unpacked it from shipping.

4. Certain types rug pads cannot absorb and release moisture. Often in hot and humid climates, or with glossy floor finishes, the oils can react with the floor finish causing permanent damage.  Floor staining is never an issue for Rug Pad USA.

5.  Most rug pads will not last more than a few years but consumers don't know this as they generally don't look under their rugs.  Most rug pads do not come with a warranty that protects your floors if they get damaged.  Rug Pad USA guarantees their pads for 20 years and guarantees that their pads will not stain, mar, or discolor any flooring surfaces if used in accordance with your flooring manufacturers instructions.

6.  The untrained eye cannot tell the difference in rug pad quality.  RugPad USA customer service did a great job explaining my options and helped me find the rug pad that would be best for our floors.

I am so happy we went with this rug pad.  It gives the rug much more cushion for playing and walking.  The pad has prevented the rug from slipping out of place, and the pads are said to help the rugs last longer.  The pads are also said to keep the rug anchored when vacuuming.  The Rug Pad USA website is easy to use.  You can shop by floor surface, size, or material.  You can choose to have the pad the same size as your rug, or have them trim it evenly around.  I was so impressed with how fast the rug pad was shipped and it was easy to set up.  Overall, the rug feels richer, thicker, and softer while protecting our beautiful new floors underneath.








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6 comments:

  1. We just bought a new house with the most amazing wood floors and need rug pads SO MUCH!

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  2. we just redid our office and need a rug pad for the new rug!

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  3. I had a cheap one years ago that fell apart within months. I would put one in our living room under our throw rug :)

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  4. I would love to win a rug pad! :)

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  5. i would use it under our living room rug that gets the most traffic

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  6. I would put this in our mud room.

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