Home Techpro Vacuum Tech Washable Rug Gripper, 4-Piece

Last updated date: August 20, 2020

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Home Techpro Vacuum Tech Washable Rug Gripper, 4-Piece

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Overall Take

With tiny suction pores built into the floor-facing side, these adhesive grippers use vacuum technology to hold the rug to the floor when pressure is detected from above. The adhesive pads are less than 1/10 inches thick to keep a low profile once in place. You can leave it in place when you wash the rug, but if you need to remove it, it easily peels off. In our analysis of 20 expert reviews, the Home Techpro Home Techpro Vacuum Tech Washable Rug Gripper, 4-Piece placed 3rd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 20, 2020:
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Expert Summarized Score
1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
3,462 user reviews
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What experts liked
This high-tech rug gripper uses vacuum technology to keep your rugs from slipping and sliding around the floor.
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From The Manufacturer

Wondering how to keep rugs from slipping? This is a problem that troubles many people. To address it, we provide a new material which works as a rug gripper. This method uses VACUUM TECH design which grips all types of floors firmly and easily. This product can easily be glued under any rug. The side facing the floor features tiny suction pores. These pores utilize the VACUUM TECH principle in which whenever pressure is applied from the top, air escapes and creates a low-pressure region within the cups. This produces an adhesive effect, which keeps your rug in place."DOES NOT WORK FOR RUGS ON CARPET FLOORS". The anti-curling rug gripper is less than 1/10 inch thick and inconspicuous after installing. Suction technology firmly sticks to the floor without causing marks or damage, and the gripper easily peels off the floor. It is convenient to wash, as you won’t have to separate it from your carpet for cleaning. The rug tape adds extra comfort underfoot owing to the slightly bouncy nature of suction technology.

Overall Product Rankings

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1. Gorilla Grip Original Area Rug Gripper Pad
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 5
NeverCurl V Shape Rug Gripper
2. NeverCurl V Shape Rug Gripper
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 0
Home Techpro Vacuum Tech Washable Rug Gripper, 4-Piece
3. Home Techpro Vacuum Tech Washable Rug Gripper, 4-Piece
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 1
X-Protector Anti-Curling Rug Gripper, 8-Piece
4. X-Protector Anti-Curling Rug Gripper, 8-Piece
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
MAYSHINE Area Rug Gripper Pad
5. MAYSHINE Area Rug Gripper Pad
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
Veken Non-Slip Pad Rug Gripper
6. Veken Non-Slip Pad Rug Gripper
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
Ninja Rug Gripper Pad
7. Ninja Rug Gripper Pad
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 5
YYXLIFE Double Sided Rug Gripper Tape
8. YYXLIFE Double Sided Rug Gripper Tape
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1

An Overview On Rug Grippers

Area rugs are a great way to break up the monotony of hardwood or tile flooring. But there’s one undeniable problem with area rugs. With nothing providing friction, they slide around and, over time, the edges may even curl up. This can create a hazard in your home since just stepping on it can send it scooting around.

That’s where a rug gripper can come in. There are several types, but the end result is that they create friction between your rug and the floor to keep it from sliding around. No matter how someone steps on it, it should stay in place.

There are two major types of rug grippers. One type is a mat that runs the full length of your rug. Think of it as an additional layer beneath your rug. These require no adhesive to attach to your rug. You simply set it down and put your rug on top of it.

Another type of rug gripper comes in strips. These vary from one product to another, but you’ll either place them on the four corners or along the entire edge of your rug to give it the extra grip you need. These grippers typically attach with an adhesive designed to easily be removed from the rug once you’re finished using them.

DWYM Fun Fact

As with carpet, rugs last longer if they’re regularly vacuumed. Why? Carpeting will eventually build up dirt and soil, especially in high-traffic areas of your home. If left unchecked, these substances will wear down the fibers in the carpet, shortening its lifespan. Some experts recommend vacuuming high-traffic areas on a daily basis, although obviously you’ll need to find a routine that works for you.

But unlike carpet, rugs can be tough to vacuum. You may find some rugs don’t work well with the main vacuum sweeper, requiring you to use an attachment to do the job. Nozzle attachments are best for delicate rugs, while you may need a wet-dry vacuum for a long-pile shag rug.

The Rug Gripper Buying Guide

  • Most rug grippers are built for hardwood, tile or linoleum floors. Check the floor types carefully before buying. There are rug grippers made for rugs placed on carpets, but you’ll have to shop specifically for those.
  • A top consideration of any rug gripper is how safe it will keep the floor below it. Although most of these products are designed not to damage the floors, it’s worth doublechecking to make sure it won’t scratch your tile or wood. The good news is, some grippers are actually mats that provide an additional layer of protection for your floors.
  • Another benefit of a rug gripper mat versus strips is that it provides cushioning, keeping your legs and joints comfortable as you walk across it.
  • The problem with mat-style grippers is that they don’t secure the corners, which means you could find they start to roll up after a while, causing a tripping hazard.
  • With full-rug mats, you’ll find some are thicker than others, with the thicker ones providing a better cushion and more protection for your floors. But the thinner versions also have benefits, maintaining a lower profile.
  • If you’re looking for a gripper for an outdoor mat, look for one that has weatherproofing built in. You may also note in the fine print that some outdoor rug grippers work only to keep the corners from curling up.