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If you’re a dog owner, then you’ll agree with me: Seeing your pup happy is the best feeling in the world. And it doesn’t take much. My Sally greets me as if I’m returning home from war every time I walk through the door, even if I’ve only been gone an hour. Give her a new toy, and she jumps and twirls and does the zoomies back and forth across the entire length of the apartment. I feel like I am about to burst with love … but instead, my heart breaks when she slips and slides on a loose rug and crashes into the wall. She hasn’t hurt herself too badly yet, but I knew it was only a matter of time until she strained a muscle or bumped her head a little too hard. The last thing I wanted to do was discourage my dog from expressing her excitement, so I went searching for a way to keep my floor coverings in place so that Sally wouldn’t accidentally hurt herself (and ruin my rugs in the process).
I’m not a fan of those squishy, waffled rug pads; I can never cut them quite right, and most of the package winds up taking up space in my closet until I maybe, possibly ever need it again. And forget about using them for bath mats — did someone say mildew?! I knew there had to be something better, and once again, I found it on Amazon. Home Techpro Rug Grippers are a smart, simple-to-use solution that keeps my rugs in place. I initially bought a 12-pack, which was enough for three rugs. Less than a week later, I ordered them for every rug and bath mat in my apartment.
These game-changing rug grippers couldn’t be easier to use. Just peel off the paper backing, and affix one 4 inch by 4 inch sticker to each corner of the underside of the rug. Then turn the rug right-side-up, and place it wherever you want it. The floor-facing side of the pads uses a suction-cup-like technology called Vacuum Tech, which compresses thousands of mini air bubbles that help the pads adhere to the floor without actually sticking or causing any damage. They even give the rug a little bit of bounciness, which feels comfy underfoot.
Genius, right? And it only gets better from there. These affordable grippers work on all sorts of hard floor surfaces: wood, tile, laminate, vinyl — even on patios and outdoor spaces. Since no adhesive ever touches your floor, the pads are a cinch to relocate whenever you want to switch up the look of your space. And you don’t even have to remove them when you wash your rug. Simply throw the rug into the washing machine (if it’s machine-washable, that is), pads and all.
With these rug grippers in place, Sally runs around to her heart’s content, and I don’t worry about having to rush her to the vet for a zoomy-related emergency. If you have a pup (and a rug) you love, I highly recommend adding a package of these rug grippers to your cart. Home Techpro offers a one-year, money-back guarantee, so you really don’t have anything to lose. Although my guess is, you’ll be ordering more way before that.
Buy: Home Techpro Rug Grippers, $28.99 (normally $38.99)