The Rugs Problem
My only problem with rugs is that they sometimes curl-up or slip out of place. This small problem has become a big hassle and me with my obsessive-compulsiveness can’t just sit on it. Also, I want to have a hazard free home since I have an elderly parent staying with me. And slipping rugs increases the risk of having potential injuries. A few of my rugs have sort of lost its shape as they tend to curl-up. This happens whenever I run the vacuum cleaner over it. But I cannot stop using the vacuum so that my rugs could retain their shape. I had visitors once and they brought their son with them. He was a handful and was all over the place. But what made him stop from being giddy and running-around was when he tripped on my rug and almost fell-off the stairs. Thank God, I was spared from the plausibility of paying medical bills for that one. Aside from the hazard rugs may bring, my dog also had this weird habit of “attacking” and chewing on them.
How I came across with Ruggies
I have tried every solution I could find out there. I bought rug tapes and other similar items such as adhesives. I even improvised make-shift materials. But, they appear to just bring in additional problems. Not only do I have to custom-cut them, they also leave a mark both in the rug and on the floor. The sticky residue sometimes has to be scraped-off to remove them. And I hate leaving a mark on my priced marble floor. I mean who plans on having a marble floor only to end up scraping or scratching them? Still I do not have any intentions of removing every single rug in my house. Letting go of them would create a feel that something is lacking in the room, since I only use very few furniture and accent in my house. Luckily, as I searched online for an affordable and easy solution I came across Ruggies.
How Ruggies Work
Ruggies are black and triangular in shape, made of washable polymer material which ensures your rugs stay in place. They are non-adhesive which means it will not leave any mark on both your rug and floor. They must be placed on all corners underneath your rug. When they appear not to work anymore, it just meant they have to be washed already. They are easy to wash, you just have to swish them in ample amount of water. It is also great that they work/grip on most floor materials such as hard wood, tiles, granite, and even marble. So should I have bought more than I needed, I could just give them away as I am sure anyone could have a use for them. I also didn’t have the need to custom-cut them as they fit all rug sizes. Once I used them, they barely left a mark or hint that they were actually under the rug. The rug doesn’t look bulky at all.
Ruggies other Applications
Though initially intended to be used for rugs, I have used them to secure light materials in place. Like my calendar on the fridge’s door. I am obsessive compulsive, and I don’t like that the magnets are getting in my view of the calendar. I also used and cut a few to fit my coasters and place mats on the dining table, to save time in always setting them during lunch and dinner. So they are sort of always set in the right place.
Over all it was a good purchase. I actually can’t see any possible drawbacks at all. The only ones who won’t be buying them will be the ones who don’t have a single rug in their home. Now, I don’t know a single person who doesn’t have a rug at home. Well unless, that person lives in a hotel with carpet all over, perhaps or unless that person is an astronaut that spends most of his time outside earth.