Ruggies Antislip Rug Gripper Product Review

Box of Ruggies reusable rug grippers on rug.
Ruggies reusable rug grippers.


  • Use: Keep rugs from slipping on floors.
  • Cost: $10.00 + $7.95 S&H = $17.95 total
  • Rating: ★★½☆☆

Ruggies are anti-slip pads that claim to keep rugs from slipping without adhesive using tacky grip polymer technology to hold the small, triangular pads to both the floor and rug. Ruggies can be washed with soap and water to restore the sticking power for reuse.

In our test Ruggies adhered to the floor but didn’t stick to the rug, and they did little to stop the rug from slipping.

Watch this video to find out more.

Further Information

Danny Lipford: It’s called Ruggies, and it’s supposed to solve the problem of all of these slippery rugs that people have. And with this much hardwood, I imagine you know all about slippery rugs.

Misty Hensell: Oh, yes, for sure. Especially, him running around, they go crazy.

Danny Lipford: I’ll bet. So now do you have one area that’s maybe more problematic than the others?

Misty Hensell: I do. In Harper’s room we have a rug that gives us a lot of problems.

Danny Lipford: All right, let’s see if we can take care of that. What a great looking room!

Misty Hensell: Thank you.

Danny Lipford: What a spoiled little baby, I’ll tell you.

Misty Hensell: Yes, she is.

Danny Lipford: All right.

Misty Hensell: And this rug, it won’t stay still. I slip on it. My son, he comes flying through here to check on her, and he wipes out.

Danny Lipford: man, yeah, that could be real dangerous. But, I mean, it looks great. It’s appropriate for the room.

Well, let’s see on these things. I mean, it says… Of course, they always say these are very, very simple things to install. So, we’ll start looking for directions a little here.

Misty Hensell: We did try something else, too, and it does not work at all.

Danny Lipford: Well, that’s not even sticky at all.

Misty Hensell: Nope.

Danny Lipford: I’ll let you peel one of these off. It’s kind of weird. If the way they stick to this plastic packaging is any indication, this rug may never move again.

After some serious peeling and rug positioning, we can move on to the other side. Or, even more peeling. You’ve already done it? Did you get? How did you do that so fast?

Misty Hensell: Because I did it fast.

Danny Lipford: It’s a mess.

Misty Hensell: I’m your model rug-holder-opener.

Danny Lipford: I guess so. See, you know, it seems odd that it would actually help it not skid when it won’t even stick to the rug.

Misty Hensell: Sticks to the hardwood.

Danny Lipford: Yeah. Okay, Misty, I think here comes the ultimate test.

Our less than scientific testing revealed that like so many as seen on TV products, the Ruggies work sometimes.

That’s the extreme test. Oh!

And, sometimes they don’t. At about $18, with a combined sales price and shipping charges, the Ruggies might work well in some situations. But in this one, they’re clearly no match for a five-year-old.

We gave them two-and-a-half stars out of five.


  1. My experience with Ruggies has be very positive. I have 7 area rugs in various size from 2′ x 3′ to 5′ x 6′ and as long as a runner. The Ruggies keep my rugs in place until I choose to move them for cleaning. I have a very ram- bunctious pet that use to slide the rugs but now they easily stay in place.

  2. I’m Mr,Robert Cook and I’ll like to make a purchase of ( Rugs), Kindly get back to me with the types sizes and prices ranges on each of the one you carry and also advice whether there’s an extra charge using credit card as payment.

    Best Regards,

    • Hi, Robert, features home improvement advice from the nationally syndicated TV show “Today’s Homeowner” and its experts.
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  3. The five year old needs to learn to WALK in the house. Problem solved. (We NEVER ran in the house, believe me.)

    I have two Australian Shepherds, just barely out of puppyhood. They are wild. They have zoomies. The rug which has the Ruggies doesn’t budge, period. These two weigh in at 50 and 61 lbs. if they can’t budge this rug nothing can. When I applied the thin pieces to the rug, the first thing I did was to wipe down where I was going to apply the thin pieces. Think about it. Unless your rug is brand new or just got washed, it’s going to ge dirty on the bottom side. You need to clean it before sticking anting to it because nothing sticks to dirt. (And I had plenty.) After allowing it to dry, I stuck the thin pieces on. (These were the pieces having the paper on one side. Stick down and press tightly so it will hold. Think Command Strips.)

    After all four corners were stuck tightly, I applied the four corners with the suction side up. (That’s the side that sticks to the floor.). This rug hasn’t moved since.

    The worst part about this product are the directions. They really suck.


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