Monday, February 29, 2016

A new rug for the loft and Rug Pad Corner Review

We got this LAPPLJUNG RUTA rug from ikea for the loft in December. I love this rug, It is big and most importantly fits my budget. This is the only rug in the house which gets used a lot as both the kids (and their friends) use this room extensively.

Rug pad corner Review

We could hear lot of footsteps from entry way, when the kids run around or are playing in loft. It was sometimes annoying if we were sitting in the entry way. I was so glad when Rug Pad Corner representative contacted me. I was beyond thrilled that they found me, let alone they wanted me to review their product.

All their rug pads are made in USA and eco-friendly i.e they use only Recycled or Natural Materials – No Chemicals, Glues or Adhesives. I received two No-Muv carpet pads. It was nicely packaged, the best part about the rug pad was that there was no chemical odor you normally get to experience with new rugs/rug pads. Had to wait till the weekend to lay it in the loft which was the difficult part. 

This is how the Rug Pad looks. 

With the addition of rug pad, the noise has reduced considerably. Since the rug pad is thick, it is very very soft on the feet and also due to the thickness rug feels like an expensive one. Although I knew rugpads are good for the rug, I didn’t know what value these bring in. Also Since we have carpet/tiles under most of the rugs and the furniture sits on it, shifting was not an issue. Now that I have one, I know what I was missing all these days.

Why do we need rug pads?
The kind of rug pad used depends on the type the floor the rug sits on. They are not made the same way for all types of floors.
  • A good rug pad adds softness, holds the rug in place and prevents slips.
  •  It also prevents the floor getting the dye transfer or staining from the rug.
  • If there is any furniture sitting on the rug, rug pad extends the life of rug by preventing the fibers being crushed by the furniture weight
How to calculate the Rug Pad Size:

The rug pad should be about two inches less than your rug size on all four sides. So if the size of your rug size is 8'x10', then the rug pad size should be 7'10”x9'10”, a total of two inches less in each dimension, which is the same as one inch less on all four sides.

I highly recommend Rug Pad Corner if you’re in the market for a rug pad.  The best part I liked about them along with their high quality green products is that they donate a portion of the proceeds from every order to a charitable cause. You choose one of three organizations The American Red Cross, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital or The American Cancer Society during the ordering process and they will. Isn’t it a sweet deal? Let me make it little more sweeter. All my readers get 15% if you use REVIEW15 coupon code.

A Big Thank you to Rug Pad Corner for providing me with the rug pad to review for this post. All content, thoughts, opinions and images are my own!


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