THE Rug Pad You NEED Under Your New Vintage Runner! And a Giveaway!

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.

THE Rug Pad You NEED Under Your New Vintage Runner!  And a Giveaway! 

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?

THE Rug Pad You NEED Under Your New Vintage Runner!  And a Giveaway!

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?)

THE Rug Pad You NEED Under Your New Vintage Runner!  And a Giveaway!


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 Rug Pad You NEED Under Your New Vintage Runner!  And a Giveaway!


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.  

Quick Tip:  
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!  

THE Rug Pad You NEED Under Your New Vintage Runner!  And a Giveaway!

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:

1.) Subscribe to FWMADEBYCARLI on the right sidebar or below in the footer by entering your email address in the subscription box. 
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.

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  1. Alaya
    October 22, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    I subscribed! and I do need a rug pad, my kitchen one that i suppose to be in front of the stove, it usually nowhere near it! lol

    • Carli A
      October 24, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      lol, that's exactly what was happening to me! Good luck!

  2. Jamala Wallace
    October 23, 2016 / 3:19 am

    First off I love your rug.. (you're making me want to get one for my kitchen.. chuckles) and second.. I love the tidbit info about using it between the mattress.. what a great idea because my mattress slides and I keep trying to figure out "how". So yes, I could definitely use one.. (ps.. I'm already a happy subscriber)

    • Carli A
      October 24, 2016 / 8:54 pm

      Yay!!!! Jamala!!! Get one, your kitchen will thank you 🙂 ANd seriously, the rug pad between my mattress and boxspring changed my life, I was so done with waking up to my pillows stuck between the headboard and mattress!

  3. BNBBlackmon
    October 23, 2016 / 3:46 am

    I totally need a rug pad! Love your new rug so much! All ready and subscribed! xo

    • Carli A
      October 24, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Woohoo! Thanks for subscribing! Good Luck!

  4. Jessica
    October 23, 2016 / 11:47 am

    Oh man. Now I feel like I need some rug pads. And I LOVE the idea of using one under a mattress!

    • Carli A
      October 24, 2016 / 8:56 pm

      Yes Jessica! You need that super plush one for your sweet girls' room!

  5. The Home I Create
    October 23, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    You already know I love your runner and your kitchen :)! Super idea to use a rug pad under a mattress!

    • Carli A
      October 24, 2016 / 8:56 pm

      Thanks Linda, hope you entered!

  6. Erin Marshall
    October 24, 2016 / 3:40 am

    This sounds awesome Carli. I never use rug pads so this has me intrigued! And i have to try the mattress trick!

    • Carli A
      October 24, 2016 / 8:59 pm

      Erin, It has seriously changed my life (okay that sounds dramatic) but really, it's amazing!

  7. Darnetha | ChippaSunshine
    October 26, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    Carli, you are right, rug pads are game changers! I will have to try out the mattress trick.

  8. desirae Andrade
    October 28, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    Thank you for the insight! I'm so in love with your vintage run in your kitchen! I will now never lay a rug down without a rug pad.

  9. Saint Ro
    October 29, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    I subscribed. Thanks so much!

  10. Heather Case
    October 31, 2016 / 1:07 am

    Hey Carli! Just entered 🙂 I'm going to need rug pads soon! And where did you get your rug?! So pretty!

  11. Whitney Jones
    October 31, 2016 / 4:10 am

    You know I love this rug! I've had a Rugs Pad USA rug pad before and lost it during our move. I found another in my mom's garage and it does not compare to thwle Rugs Pad USA one! Hope I win!!

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