Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Let's talk undergarments~

Okay, we can all agree that the right undergarments can make or break an outfit.

Well the same goes for your home furnishings.  Rugs to be more specific. Pause...if you were expecting me to talk about that kind of undergarment, sorry to disappoint.  A girls gotta keep some things private. Just saying.

 Just like having the right undergarments for the type of clothing you choose to wear; loose, silky, fitted, etc. the right "undergarment" for your rug can make or break it as well.

I have had the unpleasant experience of having a commercial rug pad sold at a big box store leave semi-permanent marks on our hardwood floors.  Nothing short of having them refinished will remedy that.

Also, most of the rug pads you will find on the market are thin.  Adding no cushion, or "support" to your rug.

We have a rug in our front foyer area that we had a "traditional" rug pad under.  The rug is made of Jute and has a latex backing.  We added the rug pad for two reasons, 1) to protect our floors from the latex backing and 2) to keep the rug in place.

 Well, while the pad appeared to protect our hardwood floors it did nothing to keep it in place.  And, because it was constantly shifting the rug pad would bunch up underneath.  The constant need to straighten it out was growing old.

Our rug with the traditional rug pad purchased at a big box store.  You can visibly see the wrinkles!

And, just to keep it real...here is the reason for all that shifting.

Don't let that sweet face fool you.  When she gets a wild hair she does laps around the downstairs, through the hallway-into the kitchen-through the dining room-into the library and at top speed hits the rug in the foyer sending it flying.  At this point I should mention it was also becoming a saftey hazard for us humans.

Enter Rug Pad USA.  They custom cut their Eco Cushion rug pad, recommended for hardwood floors.

This rug pad has made a world of difference.  Our rug now has a bit of a spring to it, no longer hard like being on concrete and it DOES NOT MOVE!!!  And, in case you are wondering...yes, we had that little angel above test it out for us.

But, I have to say what I love most about this rug pad is that it is made from renewable, eco-friendly materials.  No worries about bringing more unwanted chemicals into our home.  With a child with allergies who also suffers from migraines, it is important to us to provide her with the healthiest environment possible when she is home.

I encourage you to visit their website and take a look around.  The friendly folks are also offering my readers a 15% discount.  Just use the coupon code pr15off.

If you do choose to purchase a new rug pad through them, I would love to hear what you think!!

Disclosure:  I was given a rug pad to review but all opinions are my own and sincere. 


Nancy said...

mine are always bunching up! good tip! thanks :)

Beemie said...

Thanks for the info...we also have wrinkles under our area rugs. We have no little dog to blame so I will be checking this out. Now how about those wrinkles on my face any product recommendations?

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

I'll have to look into these! The ones under my smaller rugs bunch up constantly. I could use some new ones!

henning love said...

haha you totally got me lauren when you started off with talking about undergarments and it is was for rugs!

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

I will definately check them out, and yes, that sweet little face definately has me believing that she is an angel, so don't be telling those tales on her, lol.

Mocadeaux said...

Thanks for the recommendation!

Mike @TheIronYou said...

That's super smart Lauren!
BTW you totally got me with the undergarments...hehehe!

Brandi said...

I was cracking up at your title. You had me there too!!!

Ron said...

Good idea! I wasn't sure about reading this post at first. LOL!

Gypsy Heart said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I have hardwood floors and it is so difficult to keep rugs in place.


Tery H said...

Thanks for the rug pad tips....will check them out. I love your rug. At first I thought it was a Dash and Albert but don't think they sell rugs with latex backs. It's beautiful-love stripes!

You got me too with that title!!

Dixie Delights said...

hee hee. this post made me giggle. Seriously though, thanks for the tips!! xo