Ruggable Review: Is This Washable Rug Worth Your Investment?

Ruggable Rugs

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of these Ruggable machine washable rugs.  If you are a neatnik like me, the idea of throwing an entire beautiful rug into a washing machine is just too good to pass up. These are not the cheapest rugs around, so you might be wondering how good these really are before you plop down the investment on one.  I hope my Ruggable review answers your questions and helps you make a decision.  

I’ve owned several Ruggable rugs (six to be exact) for many years so I have first hand experience.  Suffice it to say, I do like these rugs.  However, they are not perfect.  

Ruggable Rugs Review
Ruggable Celestine Rug

I’m discussing all my opinions in this post – the pros and the cons. Are they really that easy to clean? How are they holding up?  Can you vacuum them without issues?  How do you wash them exactly?  Read on. 

(This article has been updated with the latest features and styles available at Ruggable.)  

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Ruggable’s Features and Options

Since I purchased my first Ruggable back in 2016, these rugs have come a long way.  Back then, they only had a handful of styles and only offered the thin rug pads.  Well, not anymore!

  • Sizes:  now offering 22×32 bath mats, 24×36 doormat and rugs up to 10×14 size rugs, runners up to 12 feet long and round rugs
  • All rug pads have non-slip backing.
  • Options:  You can choose between standard (thin) or cushioned (thick) rug pads and flatwoven (thin) or tufted (thick) rug covers.  
  • Styles:  They offer a ton of styles, including designer collaborations.  You can find Farmhouse, Vintage, Persian, Traditional, Geometric and much, much more.  
  • Outdoor Rugs:  The outdoor rugs are made of polyester, have a water-resistant barrier, and are fade- and mold-resistant. They can be used both indoors and outdoors.

How do they work and how do you clean them?

Ruggables are a two-part system.  There is a rug pad and a rug cover.  The rug cover sticks to the rug pad with a velcro type material.  You only wash the rug cover, however, you can vacuum the rug pad.  And yes, this means that your rug is interchangeable.  Want a new look?  Just buy a new rug cover and place it on your existing rug pad.  

I vacuum all my ruggable rugs without issue.  They don’t come off the rug pads with regular vacuuming.  I *cannot* however, use the max setting on my Dyson because it stalls.  These rugs are thin and the max suction is too powerful. 

Washing a Ruggable Rug Cover
Easy to Vacuum

I’ve spot treated them with my favorite carpet cleaner without issue.  I wash them on a cold cycle with regular detergent.  They come out shiny and new.  You can dry them, however I now always lay them back on the pad slightly damp.  They lay flatter this way and dry pretty quickly.  

Pros Of Ruggable 

Let’s get right into it.  

Easy to Maintain

Ruggable rugs are incredibly easy to maintain. Whether it’s the large sizes, long runners, or even smaller options, washing and treating them for stains is a breeze, and they consistently come out looking perfect.  And with two young kids and a dog in the house, I’ve had my fair share of messy stains. Mud, Grass, Barf, Jelly Goo, Milk, Juice, Red wine (that last one is from the adults.)

Washing a Ruggable Rug Cover
Easy to Wash and Keep Clean

And yes, you can vacuum them without issue.  Note:  I cannot use the Max setting on my Dyson because the rug is too thin and it stalls.  

Beautiful

These rugs are not only functional but also beautiful. Ruggable offers a variety of pretty rug designs that have garnered numerous compliments. It’s worth noting that these rugs feature printed designs on the covers, which contribute to their aesthetic appeal.

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Comfortable

Ruggable rugs are designed for comfort. But please keep in mind, the thin rug pad is just that: thin (1/8 inch thick). It’s not going to feel cushy under your feet. But it is soft. If you opt for the cushioned pads (2/5 inch thick), the comfort level is much better, making them a good option for bedrooms, living rooms and at the kitchen sink. You might have trouble opening a door over them, however.

A ruggable review - my thoughts on these rugs after a year
Ruggable Non Slip Pad

Fits under Doorways

One practical advantage of Ruggable rugs is that they are thin enough to fit under most doorways. This ensures that your rugs seamlessly transition from room to room without any obstruction.

Non-slip

The rug pads that come with Ruggable rugs are non-slip, which is particularly advantageous for households with dogs or active kids. You won’t have to constantly adjust or reposition your rugs, ensuring safety and stability.

Ruggable Rug in a Foyer
Ruggable Zareen Rug

Interchangeable

For those who enjoy changing their home decor frequently, Ruggable offers an appealing feature – the ability to swap out rug designs. This means you can effortlessly refresh your interior aesthetics whenever you desire, making these rugs a versatile choice for style-conscious homeowners.

Pros in a nutshell:

  • Easy to Maintain.  
  • Beautiful. 
  • Comfortable.  
  • Fits under doorways.  
  • Non-slip. 
  • Interchangeable.  

Cons of Ruggable

As I said before, these rugs are not perfect.  Here’s why.

Rugs corners can curl.  

This only happened to ONE of my Ruggable rugs.  The others have been fine.  My theory is that washing and drying it so many times caused the rug to slightly shrink or become stiff at the corners so they started curling.  But the curling was really a bummer.  Enough for me to remove the rug and put it in another room.  

I called Ruggable to complain and see if they offered a warranty or would return and they said no (I was out of my 30 day return window). They suggested using a low heat iron on the corners.  Didn’t work.  I also tried to weigh down the corners with heavy books.  Didn’t work.  I tried skipping the dryer and putting the rug down damp.  Kind of worked.  I finally used sticky rug pads (like these) under the corners of the rug covers.  That solution worked the best and enough for me to live with it, but I am still not out of the woods completely.  This whole thing leads to my next con.  

Note: I have a Youtube video on my channel about Ruggable that was filmed before my rug started curling.  I’m working on updating that part, my other opinions from that video still stand true. 

Return Policy Sucks (but maybe there’s a workaround?)

You have 30 days to return your rug. It must be free from damage and wear and tear. It also must be in original packaging. That’s annoying, especially if you purchase a larger rug.  But whatever, it’s the same policy at other rug retailers. 

However, it’s been said (through Reddit and other channels) that Ruggable is extremely picky about their rug returns.  You can’t have so much as a piece of hair or fuzz on your rug otherwise they will deny the return or give you a partial return. There’s also a $25 restocking fee. That’s crap. The customer is always right.  That’s why Amazon is a billion dollar company.  

The possible workaround I mentioned?  Amazon.  Ruggable now offers some of their rug styles on Amazon.  This might mean that you can get the rug and Amazon’s free shipping, with their good customer service and return policy.  I say might because I’ve never tried this personally.  

Ruggable Rug in a Foyer
Zareen Rug

However, anytime I’ve had issues with products on Amazon, I’ve been issued a refund or credit.  Amazon offers an A-Z guarantee.  Their customer service is top-notch and they want happy customers.  So this might be a good option to try.  

Keep in mind:  if you buy through Amazon, you miss out on any discounts or sales or spill club points available through the Ruggable site.  So you have to weigh each option.

I have to say I was really bummed after my conversation with Ruggable customer service about the rug curling.  The rep was friendly, but didn’t seem to care that I was having a rug curling issue.  I feel like the low heat iron (which didn’t even work) was a weak response.  I would much rather a warranty or a credit for a new rug cover.  Granted, this was well after 30 days, but still.  If rug curling is an issue, you should address it.  

Expensive Compared to other Washable Rugs

Let’s be honest.  Ruggables are an expense.  Especially when compared to other washable rugs.  Ruggables are typically on the higher end of the price spectrum for washable rugs, but to be fair, they offer unique advantages.

Red Ruggable Rug
Our Foyer Ruggable Rug

These rugs are designed with a two-part system, featuring a non-slip pad and a removable, machine-washable cover. This design makes them a bit more of an investment upfront compared to traditional washable rugs. If you’re on a tighter budget, you can find more affordable washable rugs on the market, but they may not offer the same level of convenience and style that Ruggables bring to the table. In the end, it depends on your priorities and what you’re looking for in a washable rug.

Cons in a nutshell:

  • Return Policy Sucks.
  • Possible Curling Corners.
  • Can be Expensive. 

Are Ruggable Rugs Worth it?

Would I buy a Ruggable Rug again?

I’ve owned six Ruggables in my lifetime.  I’ve also owned other washable rugs (Tumble, Revival, Loloi and Boutique Rugs).  Despite the one rug with the curling issue, I would 100% buy these rugs again.  I really do love them.

Ruggable Rug in Bathroom
Our Bathroom Ruggable Rug

Despite the higher price tag, the pros outweigh the cons for me. The designs are pretty, they are easy to wash and I love that I can change out the styles if I want.  While their return policy and customer service need some work, Ruggable keeps coming out with new trends, styles and rug options.  Plus, if you take advantage and buy during Black Friday you can get a better deal.  In the future, just buy a new cover for added savings.  

Before you take the plunge and invest in a Ruggable or any other home decor item, I encourage you to explore further. Reading about real-life experiences and user feedback can be invaluable in making an informed decision. 

Shiplap Bathroom with gray cabinets and ruggable rug
Ruggable Kamran Rug in Coral

I hope my review has provided valuable insights and information to assist you in your decision-making process regarding Ruggable rugs. Choosing the right home decor items is a personal and significant decision, and it’s essential to have all the facts at your disposal. 

Whether you’re drawn to Ruggable’s easy maintenance, beautiful designs, or comfort features, I trust that this review has shed light on various aspects to consider. If you have any further questions or need more information, please feel free to reach out.  Happy Rug Shopping! 

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