Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Rug pads that are eco-friendly and comfy. Win-win.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product and/or compensation in exchange for my honest opinions in this review.

Are your rugs going "commando"? Mine were. I have two large older braided rugs setting atop my hardwood floors. Up until a week ago, they were on the bare naked hardwood floors. One of the rugs was positioned that way at my mother's house for 40+ years. After she died, the rug settled into our home, directly on the dining room floor. The other braided rug has been here for 20 or so years.

I like the look of oval braided rugs. But, let's be honest, they're not the most comfortable rugs. As a matter of fact, they can be downright hard. Until now. 

About a month ago, someone from Rug Pad Corner contacted me. They felt Green Grandma would be a good fit for their company and asked if I'd be willing to review their products. I researched the company a bit and agreed; we were a good fit. I sent them the measurements of my oval braided rugs and they sent me two custom-cut Ultra Premium Rug Pads to fit my 9'2.5" x 7'4.5" and 11'5.5" x 8'7" rugs.

My husband and I removed the rugs, cleaned the hardwood floor underneath them, flipped them and gave them a good vacuuming. Then we placed the rug pads and lifted the rugs to set atop them. The result? Sheer comfort. Seriously. I love walking on the rugs now. They're just so comfy. 

And unlike other rubber rug pads that use adhesives, there was absolutely no odor. No chemical off-gassing to give us headaches and other problems. They even earned the CRI Green Label.

These eco-friendly rug pads are endorsed by the U.S. Green Building Council and are hypoallergenic and mold/mildew resistant. And did I mention comfy

Made in the USA with American felt and rubber that is heat pressed rather than glued, the rug pads do not stick to the floor. Yet the rugs do not slip. And you know how some rug pads break down and leave a dusty mess on the floor? Not these. From what I've read, even after years of use, there won't be any dust to clean up from rug pad break down. Added bonus!

While we don't have heated floors, my daughter used to have them in her old house (can you say "Ahhhh"?). Rug pads can be an issue with radiant floors, but not these. Since there aren't any glues or sticky adhesives, the pads won't stick to the floor. Plus their R-value (thermal resistance level of 2.25) permits heat transfer from the heated floors. Double ahhhh!

These rug pads are safe for hardwood, laminate, vinyl, concrete, and tile floors. And did I mention they're comfy?

There's one more reason I love the Ultra Premium Rug Pads from Rug Pad Corner. It's their Rug Pad for a Cause program. They donate a portion of every sale to these charitable organizations: American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Am I happy that Rug Pad Corner contacted me and asked me for this review? Absolutely. Do I recommend their products? Are you kidding me? I couldn't give them a higher recommendation. I love my rug pads and am looking forward to enjoying them for many years to come.

And here's some good news! They are offering a 15% discount to everyone in the Green Grandma community who would like to purchase rug pads. Simply use the code REVIEW15 at checkout. Click here to visit their website.

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