Disclosure: I received a rug pad from RugPadUSA in exchange for my review but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. Information about the rug pads was provided by RugPadUSA.
We all know that vintage and kilim runners are all the rage right now. I mean . . . All the cool kids have them! They’re even being used in unconventional places now: the bathroom, the kitchen and even bedside! When I planned my fall home tour, I knew I had to have one to liven my otherwise neutral kitchen. While my runner isn’t really “vintage,” it has the vibrant colors that seep through the faded traditional pattern. I laid my runner down and haven’t looked back yet . . . well, that is until I have to adjust it every day, sometimes, several times a day, because of the way my OCD is set up. Every time one of the kids would go into the kitchen, I would cringe as I watched them kick up the corner and slide on the runner like it was a toy! My beautiful “vintage” runner, being used as a skateboard! (hahaha, I have to laugh at myself!) Enter RugPadUSA, they are seriously my hero! Why invest in a beautiful rug for it to be slid on and bunched up into corners, causing the corners to be turned up and ruined?
When RugPadUSA contacted me, I was thrilled because the timing couldn’t be more perfect! They explained to me that their rug pads:
1.) Are made in the USA.
2.) More eco-friendly than traditional PVC and Plastic paddings on the market.
3.) Offer better grip and quality.
Honestly I was still a little skeptical. I’ve purchased rug pads before (at bargain stores of course :)) and have never found one that offered the grip I needed, one that I didn’t have to trim down myself and one that sheds that nasty rubber stuff all over the place (tell me I’m not the only one who’s experienced this?)
I wasn’t really sure which type of rug pad would be best for my rug and floor type and honestly thought all rug pads were equal! (insert monkey covering eyes emoji) Guess what? They’re not!!!! RugPadUSA gives you the option to order by floor type or by the style of the rug pad you need. RugPadUSA suggested the Anchor Grip rug pad for my runner as it is being used on laminate wood flooring. They also offer a rather comprehensive buying guide to help you make the best choice. The Anchor grip rug pad is a low profile rug pad with excellent traction. It literally does what it’s name suggests, anchored my runner in place, that it’s not going anywhere! You can also order custom sizes, and all rug pads are cut 1″ shorter all around so that your rug pad will not be visible under your rug.
The Anchor Grip rug pad is made from a soybean oil-based polymer blend. I didn’t notice any odors and it is very thin that it could be cut with scissors if need be.
Did you know rug pads don’t need to be limited to rugs? I actually use one between my mattress and box spring to keep the mattress from sliding!
My final thoughts:
Receiving this rug pad was truly a lesson for me. Having a nice quality rug without a nice quality rug pad is like wearing a sleek dress without the proper undergarments (if you know what I mean, ladies?)
If you can’t already tell, I am super excited about this new rug pad and am planning to order one for my living room as well, seeing it is currently being anchored by my couch (Yikes). I’m even more excited to be able to share this awesome giveaway with you!
RugPadUsa is giving away a free rug pad (up to 12’x12′) to one of my awesome readers, and entry is easy!
Here are the rules:
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2.) Leave a comment below letting me know when your entry is complete.
And that’s it! The giveaway starts 10/22 and ends at midnight on 10/31.