We recently replaced the Ruggable rug in our living room and I’m so excited about it that I had to share! It really helps to tie the room together… but now I need new pillow covers for the couches! haha (if you give a mouse a cookie…)
If you are unfamiliar, Ruggable offers washable rugs so stains, spills and accidents are no longer reasons to have to replace your area rugs! Just separate the cover from the rug pad and toss it in the washing machine! We’ve had one Ruggable rug before and while it was beautiful, it had its faults (if you’d like to read more about that experience, you can click here). I’m happy to report that the brand has made improvements since that first purchase and we are extremely pleased with our new rug!
WHAT WE BOUGHT
We decided to get a patterned rug this time instead of a textured shag like our first Ruggable. I wanted to keep a more traditional and neutral look in the space (versatile for all seasons) and I liked the idea of a print, but not one that would make too big a statement. We have the 5 x 7 sized rug and it fits our space perfectly, but prints are available in multiple sizing options, depending on the needs of your space.
We chose the Sarrah pattern in the color “Hazel” which I think has a very classic, vintage look to it. I really love how it pulls the room together (we have been without a rug in that room for almost a year!) so it has been a very welcome addition. The brand offers rugs in a multitude of prints and patterns so no matter what your design aesthetic is, there’s an option for you!
The Ruggable Rug System comes in two pieces: the nonslip pad underneath and the rug topper. The grippy pad clings to both the floor as well as the rug to keep it flat and in place. The rug is slightly larger than the nonslip pad (in an effort to hide the pad from view) so keep that in mind when aligning your rug topper.
We also opted for their thicker rug pad option this time. The classic pad is… fine, but I really prefer for a rug to be cushy underfoot and this pad delivers! I wouldn’t go as far as to say that it’s as cushy as an anti-fatigue mat, but it’s still quite comfortable.
I also really like that they have added little pockets on each corner of the rug to help prevent any separation from the pad. The fabrics of both parts of the rug system work like a Velcro of sorts that helps the top part stay put and lay flat, and there are actual Velcro squares that are sewn to the rug pad corners to give them extra grip. These little corner covers are an additional preventative measure against the corners curling up (although we never experienced this issue with our last rug).
The fabric feels soft underfoot and seems like a performance chenille fabric.
I’ve linked my favorite styles in the widget below — classic, neutral pieces to enhance any space.
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TIPS / MAINTENANCE
When placing your rug cover onto the pad for the first time, I recommend keeping the cover rolled up and aligning two corners of the pad on one of the shorter sides. Once you have that even and smoothed out slowly unroll the rest of the cover, smoothing any wrinkles along the way. Once you get to the other end, process the corners just as you did at the start, et voila! Your new rug is ready!
Remember, the two parts are designed to stick to one another like Velcro, so it would be extremely frustrating if you tried to just lay the cover flat on top of the pad. I highly recommend the Unrolling Method if you want to keep the rug as straight and well-aligned as possible.
I also recommend this method for replacing the cover after washing too! Just roll up your rug when it’s done drying (this also makes it easier to maneuver through the house) and follow the same steps as above.
As far as washing goes, Ruggable rugs are compatible with most standard washing machines, but, just to be safe (and to make logistics and size ordering a bit easier), the brand has posted this helpful washing machine rug guide on their website.
(1) Remove rug cover
(2) Place into washing machine, design side out
(3) Add a mild, non-bleach detergent (do NOT use fabric softener!)
(4) Use cold water on the delicate cycle
(5) For tough stains, return to wash and repeat
(1) Place cover in dryer, design side out
(2) Set dryer to low heat
(3) For larger rugs, or if still damp, repeat as needed
Ruggable rugs are such a great option if you have kids, pets, or are just prone to spills, but you don’t have to sacrifice style or comfort for practicality. So happy to have the option in our home because it gives me peace of mind that even when an accident does happen it’s no big deal!
Please let me know if you have any questions in the Comments section below! I’m more than happy to share more details of our experience if I missed anything. I will update this post if our opinion changes after washing, but so far we’re thrilled!
Happy shopping, friends!
Sending hugs —