- 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.
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.