A brutally honest, unbiased review of Ruggable rugs, its pros/cons to consider, if it’s worth the money, and my top favorite styles.
We’ve put this one through the ringer, y’all!
Crushed up Goldfish, milk spills, doggie hair, toddler accidents, you name it. We got a Ruggable rug 2 months ago and treated it as our own personal crash dummy.
This post is totally not sponsored, totally not biased, and totally not sugar-coated (not that I do that anyway for the sponsored posts I do write). I didn’t mention when I got this rug because I really wanted to be fully confident in it before I shouted how much I loved it from the rooftops.
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Consider me Julie Andrews singing from the mountaintop now because I LOVE THIS RUG!
(UPDATE: See the final verdict 1 year later at the end of this post.)
There are some pros and cons though, so hang tight for a sec.
If you haven’t heard of Ruggable rugs, they are rugs that are machine washable. (And all the moms everywhere said “Hallelujah!”)
(And P.S. if you want to know more about our breakfast nook makeover, you can see it here from last summer.)
Here we go…
- They have a water resistant, removable cover and stay in place on the floor on a grippy, velcro-like rug pad that you can detach when ready to wash.
I was able to wash (on cold) and dry (on low) my rug cover completely in less than 2 hours.
- The covers are interchangeable, so if you ever want to change the look and get a new cover, you can still use the existing pad.
- The pad doesn’t budge on my tile floors. All of my previous rugs slipped everywhere on tile and even with a regular rug pad underneath, but the Ruggable pad is very grippy. I’ve even tested it by kicking it and trying to get it to move.
- They’re super easy to vacuum and/or spot clean, if you don’t feel like tossing the whole thing in the wash.
- It’s very thin. If you’re wanting a plushy, soft rug, this one’s not for you. I think it’s absolutely perfect for under a dining table though since that’s definitely not where you want a plush rug when chairs need to scoot over it.
- Limited designs. I wish there were more design options, and I think the designs are somewhat limited since they can’t have much of a texture or fringe for the washability factor, but since it’s a fairly new brand, I’m sure more designs will come along over time.
- It’s kind of pricey, pricier than I typically spend on a rug. But it’s cheaper if you already own a pad. You can sometimes find discounts. And for its potential added longevity, I do think it’s worth it, if you have a messy/rowdy household.
- Be mindful of the return policy. Rugs can be returned for a full refund, but the processing fees will not be refunded with it. And rugs can’t have any dirt, fur, pet dander, or signs of wear on them if returned (although, as a buyer, I’m thankful for that rule).
- Corners have a tendency to curl at first, but they settle over time, and you can tuck each corner of the rug pad into a pocket underneath the rug cover to fix that issue. I have noticed the edge banding is raised a little bit, and I’ve heard of others having problems with that curling a little over time too. I’ll report back on that, but so far, so good.
- It’s difficult to put the rug cover back on the pad by yourself. Maybe that’s just me and I’ll get more experienced putting the cover back on over time, but I found it close to impossible without enlisting the help of Robert to double team that job with me. Not a deal breaker; just something to note.
All things considered, we do love it! And if you live in a house with messy kiddos and/or shedding, accident-prone pets, I highly recommend the Ruggable route.
UPDATE: It’s been 1 year since we purchased our Ruggable rug, and while keeping it clean is really easy, the edges have curled a lot more. The concept is great, but I do think the company still has some kinks to work out. Overall, I do still like it though.
I rounded up a few of my favorite designs of theirs that I love, if you think it might be a good option for you.
(Total disclosure, I do get affiliate commission from these links below. But my cons definitely still stand. It’s not a 100% perfect rug, but it comes pretty darn close.)
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Do you have a Ruggable rug? Want to weigh in and add to the pros/cons lists? Hoping this will be a good resource for any of y’all who have asked before.