Ottomanson Non-Skid Area Rug, 2.7×9.10-Foot

Last updated date: March 4, 2020

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Ottomanson Non-Skid Area Rug, 2.7×9.10-Foot

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A non-skid backing means the Ottomanson Non-Skid Area Rug, 2.7x9.10-Foot won't slip, even when it's on top of hardwood floors. The low-pile design reduces the risk of tripping and the rug is stain resistant and shed free. You'll get a dramatic checkered pattern with light, dark and bright colors alternating for extreme contrast. In our analysis of 3 expert reviews, the Ottomanson Ottomanson Non-Skid Area Rug, 2.7x9.10-Foot placed 2nd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 4, 2020:
Checkout The Best Carpet Runner for a detailed review of all the top carpet runners.

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From The Manufacturer

Ottomanson Ottohome Collection offers rugs and runner rugs that are both functional and decorative to contribute a trendy compliment to your space and home decor while preserving your floors from dirt, scratches, wear and tear. Our Multicolor Contemporary Checkered design modern runner rug features an eye-catching geometrical checkered design in beautifully muted colors of dark red, orange, seafoam, sage green, cream, beige, dark brown and chocolate brown for a unique look and focal point that will embellish the surrounding decor and furniture in your home or office. Resistant to fading, stains and shedding, this durable rug offers a fuss-free maintanence and can be an ideal choice for homes with kids and pets as well as heavy traffic areas like hallways, kitchens, entryways, living rooms. Machine-woven loop texture with 100% nylon low-pile for long-lasting quality makes this rug easy to lay flat and feels comfortable under your, your kids' and pets' feet; while the non-slip rubber backing helps with grip so your rug stays safely in place without moving even when you vacuum. Convert your house into a home with a finishing touch by simply setting one rug from this collection under your kitchen table, in your living room, hallways or by your foyer to greet your guests in a gracefully welcoming manner. Measures 0.22 in. in thickness.

Overall Product Rankings

Safavieh Plush Runner, 2.3×8-Foot
1. Safavieh Plush Runner, 2.3×8-Foot
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 0
Ottomanson Non-Skid Area Rug, 2.7×9.10-Foot
2. Ottomanson Non-Skid Area Rug, 2.7×9.10-Foot
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 0
Well Woven Traditional Runner, 2.7×12-Foot
3. Well Woven Traditional Runner, 2.7×12-Foot
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 0
nuLOOM Distressed Runner Rug, 2.8×12-Foot
4. nuLOOM Distressed Runner Rug, 2.8×12-Foot
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 0
Sweet Home Stores Shag Runner, 2.7×8-Foot
5. Sweet Home Stores Shag Runner, 2.7×8-Foot
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
RugStylesOnline Custom Runner, 2.2×6-Foot
6. RugStylesOnline Custom Runner, 2.2×6-Foot
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 0
Safavieh Vintage Carpet Runner, 2.3×8-Foot
7. Safavieh Vintage Carpet Runner, 2.3×8-Foot
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 0
Rugshop Runner Rug, 2×7.2-Foot
8. Rugshop Runner Rug, 2×7.2-Foot
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 1
iCustomRug Non-Slip Carpet Runner, 3×8-Foot
9. iCustomRug Non-Slip Carpet Runner, 3×8-Foot
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 1

An Overview On Carpet Runners

A carpet runner is a great way to add a pop of color to any room or hallway. This long, narrow rug can be used in a living room, entryway or hallway as an accent piece. It can also become functional if you place it in front of a vanity, kitchen sink or any other area where you stand for long periods of time. With the right pile type and height, you’ll not only get extra support for your joints while you stand, but you’ll also find it enjoyable against your bare feet.

But it can be all too easy to go by appearances when selecting any type of area rug. Although color and design are closely connected to how well your rug fits with your décor, other features will become much more important once the rug is in place. One is simply how quickly it picks up stains. Many rugs are made from polypropylene, which isn’t as soft as other materials, but the fibers are stain-resistant. Polypropylene is also more durable, so it will give you many years of use without showing signs of wear.

The underside of your rug is also an important factor. If a rug promotes a “jute” backing, that simply means it’s woven. As attractive as that is in the store, you’ll need a rubber rug pad beneath it so that when you step on it, it won’t slip. Many rugs come with that rubber backing in place, which will save you the trouble and expense of purchasing and placing it so that it doesn’t show.

DWYM Fun Fact

Rugs evolved over the years to become the standard household items they are today. Long before carpet flooring was an option in homes, 1600s-era housewives would create patterns on their bare floors in sand they poured over the surface. The growing popularity of sawmills later allowed homeowners to enjoy painted wood floors, often featuring black and white squares designed to look like the marble floors found in fancier European homes. Oriental rugs grew in popularity in the 18th century, but homeowners found them too nice to be subjected to foot traffic, which led to them initially being used as table coverings. The ready availability of hooked rugs in the early 1800s pushed rugs into the mainstream.

The Carpet Runner Buying Guide

  • If your rug doesn’t have a rubber backing, make sure you purchase a mat that extends all the way to the edge of the rug without passing it. For noncarpeted areas, you’ll need a pad that grips the floor to keep it from sliding along with the rug.
  • As attractive as bright, boldly patterned rugs can be, solid rugs and neutral tones tend to work more easily with a home’s existing décor.
  • Make sure you measure the space before buying. If you can’t find a rug in the exact size you need, you can purchase custom-sized rugs.
  • Shag height is another feature worth considering. A higher pile can provide that luxurious “sinking in” feeling, but it also can be tougher to vacuum.
  • A rug with fibers that don’t shed means you won’t have to worry about vacuuming the surrounding area on a regular basis.
  • The edges of the rug contribute to how easy it is to blend with your décor. You’ll want edges that are tightly bound to avoid bulk, especially if you’ll be sliding the rug under a piece of furniture like a sofa.
  • Although some rugs are labeled machine washable, this isn’t advised. If you need to clean your rug, you’re better off relying on a professional. Spot carpet cleaners are great for getting rid of those occasional stains.