Disclosure: I received a sample of this product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I was not financially compensated for this post.
Garden Ridge) is often the casualty - lifting on corners, getting slid all over the place, and being folded and bunched. Waaah!
I thought that rug tape would be a solution, so I gave that a try. The sad result was that it did NOT work (didn't hold up to the traffic, and the rug continued to lift and slide), and worse, left this gooey residue on my beautiful hardwood floors:
Now that you can understand my daily frustration, you can imagine how excited I was when I was presented with the opportunity to review a rug pad from Rug Pad USA. Could this be my chance to find a solution that actually works, doesn't damage my hardwood floors, and (bonus) is an eco-friendly solution that is actually safe for my boys and dog to play around?
The product I tried was the Premium-Lock pad (get yours here), which is supposed to be ideal for wood floors and the humid climate in Texas. One side is more textured and grips the rug, while the other side has more of a rubber surface that safely grips the floor. After using it for several weeks, I am so happy to report that this is indeed the solution I had hoped for. The rug has honestly not so much as budged. The boys' very active play on an around the rug has not caused any movement, bunching, folding, or lifting of the rug. There appears to be no negative effect on my wood floors, and (another bonus) the rug is now much more cushioned and soft to step on. I also personally really love that it is made out of recycled materials.
Now I don't know why I didn't look into this kind of solution sooner! I now will look into this for sure for any other area rugs I have on the wood floors. If you want to check it out yourself, Rug Pad USA has several rug pad options in good price-points, and lots of sizing options. And check this out - there is also a 20-year warranty, which, along with my honest review, should give you some more peace of mind in this product.
So, long story short, this is a way to preserve some of the fabulous in your everyday life. It was for me at least - one part of my living room décor can now remain intact despite the everyday efforts of my two wild and crazy sons!
Thank you, Rug Pad USA for providing this product for my review.