- Value: 17/20
- Functionality: 18/20
- Quality/Ease of Use: 16/20
- Aesthetics: 19/20
- Peace of Mind: 20/20
- TOTAL: 90/100
Let me preface this review by saying that finding a rug suitable for my baby-turned-toddler has been a bit of a struggle for me. When my son was just a few months old, I heavily researched the toxin-free benefits of 100 percent wool rugs and invested in one at the suggestion of an influencer I follow on Instagram. Close to two years later, I’m still filling my vacuum canister with loose fibers. (No joke, this rug WON’T STOP SHEDDING.)
But at least it’s “pure”—i.e., free from harsh chemicals that, according to scary mom blogs I read on the internet, he’d be inhaling constantly while playing (something even the American Lung Association warns about)—which is why I didn’t return it. Still, those floating fibers can’t be great for his little body either. Cue the conflicted mom.
That’s why I was thrilled to learn about Ruggable, a nontoxic brand known for its machine-washable rugs (making them even more kid-friendly) that come in a range of gorgeous (and quite high-end looking) designs. Even better, they’re available at a lower-end price point—we’re talking a 5' x 7' as low as $127—so I could invest in an 8' x 10' without breaking the bank.