The Ruggable Mission: 7 Reasons We Invented the Washable Rug
It always happens like this: You devoted a huge chunk of your day or week (even months) searching for the best rug for your living room, kitchen or bedroom. You finally found the right size, color and pattern—and it was finally on sale after two years! You placed it neatly on your floor and revolved all your decorations around it. And then—splat!—your cute little two-year-old decided it looked nicer with orange juice on it. While you love your son’s creativity, all you could think about was, “Great, now I’d have to throw this rug away and repeat the process all over again!”
Well, not anymore.
Lucky for you, there is now a thing called Ruggable—or rugs you can wash in your washing machine. Some people might call them nice-to-haves, but for most of us, they’re lifesavers! If you’re still debating whether you need them or not, here are just a few reasons they’re good investments for your home.
1. You have kids…
We’ve heard people say they’ve long given up on buying rugs for their homes after they’ve had kids. Others just create no-kids-allowed zones in their houses. We at Ruggable believe you don’t need to sacrifice style for practicality. That’s why we made our rugs waterproof, stain-resistant, and of course, machine-washable—ideal for high-traffic homes where inevitable spills, stains, accidents and messes happen.
To wash, simply peel the Rug Cover off from the Rug Pad and put it in the wash. All our rugs fit comfortably in a standard washer and dryer—yes, even our 8x10 rugs!
2. ...and/or pets.
Spills, accidents, muddy paws—pets are notorious for leaving their marks everywhere. While this is normal, this shouldn’t stop you from having rugs around your home. That’s the beauty of having a pet-friendly rug. Plus, our Rug Covers have a waterproof barrier that prevents liquid from seeping through, protecting your floors.
Not only do rugs elevate your room’s aesthetic, they also protect your pets and kids from slipping and sliding while playing. Our rugs come with a non-slip Rug Pad, which is made of the same latex-free material used in yoga mats. It’s also waterproof, so you can spot-clean it with your non-bleach household cleaner or soap and water as needed.
3. You are sensitive to allergens.
Let’s face it: carpets and high-pile rugs are hotbeds for allergens. They collect dust, dust mites, pet dander, pollen, microscopic insect parts and who knows what else. Some people are more tolerant to these environmental irritants, but if you’re allergic or sensitive to these substances, you’re probably better off with a low-pile rug that you can also wash as often as needed.
4. You have high-traffic areas that easily get dirty.
Whether it’s the entryway, mudroom or kitchen that leads out to the patio or backyard, we all have those spaces that get the most foot traffic. But just because spaces easily get dirty, it doesn’t mean you can’t decorate them anymore. What you’ll need is something that’s more resilient to muddy paws and shoes. Of course, you can always ask people to remove their shoes before coming in—but just in case they don’t, at least you have a backup plan.
5. You want a light and bright room motif—and you need a light-colored rug to go with it.
Modern farmhouse, California coastal chic, Modern Mediterranean—some of today’s hottest home decor trends feature the all-white-and-bright motif. Unfortunately, a lighter-colored rug, like white, cream, ivory or beige rugs, are much harder to maintain and keep clean—but not if you have a Ruggable.
So go ahead, get that bright-colored rug you’ve always wanted. And, if you change your mind after a few months, change it again! Our Rug Covers are interchangeable so you can swap them out as often as you like.
6. You don’t have time (or a huge budget) for professional rug-cleaning services.
As vacuuming your rug isn’t enough to remove pollutants and allergens, most experts recommend getting your rugs or carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. According to Fixr.com, most companies charge $2 to $5 per square foot, which means a standard 8' x 10' rug would cost $160 to $400 to clean. That’s up to $4,000 in 10 years. And this is if you can stand not washing your rug for an entire year!
Renting the rug cleaner from stores would be cheaper, costing you about $30 to $60 a day. Still, wouldn’t it be nice if you could just stick your rug into your washer and dryer and call it a day?
7. You care about the environment—and so do we.
Aside from the additional savings you get from not having to buy rugs frequently, having a washable rug that you can use and re-use for a long time is just better for the environment. Those stained rugs we all throw away take up a lot of space in the landfill, and they don’t biodegrade easily.
At Ruggable, we create our non-slip Rug Pads using 95% recycled fiber and thermoplastic resin (TPR), which creates little to no waste during manufacturing. Additionally, we use non-toxic glue to bond the layers of our Rug Covers, making our rugs safer to use around pets and kids.
We love our Ruggable, and we think you’ll love it too! But don’t take it from us—click here to read what other people say about rugs!