Review: Rug Pad USA

I never knew I could be excited about a rug pad, but owning a home changes the definition of excitement for people like me.

Shortly after I scouted the prettiest rug on the internet for our guest room, the folks at reached out to me to see if I'd like to review one of their rug pads. Perfect timing.

To select the perfect pad, I started off by using the Rug Pad USA buying guide, which lets you input your floor type and rug size so it can recommend the best pad for your needs. Based on my input - hardwood floors and an 8 x 10 rug - the site recommended the RUGPRO, which is described as an "ideal combination of natural rubber and felt, this low-profile, high-grip rug pad keeps medium-sized rugs in place and laying even with floors." The rug pad is custom cut based on your measurement, so no need to worry about adhering to standard sizes.

Maybe it's because I've never owned a nice rug pad before, but I was pretty excited to roll this thing out. 

I've only ever used Ikea's rug pads before, which work just fine once their down, but because they don't have a rubber lining underneath, it can be quite difficult to get them to stay in place before rolling out your rug and getting everything to align.

The RUGPRO was incredibly easy to position and once it was where we wanted it, we rolled the rug right on top without either shifting around. No adjustments or wiggling needed. Maybe it's because we're just such seasoned rug rollers at this point, but I have to believe the rug pad served its purpose here.

The RUGPRO retails at a little over $100 for the 8' x 10' size, which seems comparable to similar products from other retailers. Because our rug was so affordable, this is something that would have fit into our budget well.

Rug Pads USA is offering Under A House readers an addition 5% off of the current 20% off markdowns. Use promo code UNDERAHOUSE at checkout through 5/23/18 for a total of 25% savings.

This is a sponsored post. Rug Pad USA sent me their product free of charge and compensated me in exchange for a review. This post and review is of my own opinion.

Review: Pittsburgh Map Print

The crew at contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing one of their city map prints for our dear old Pittsburgh and I told them to bring it on. Some of my favorite hobbies including embracing city of Pittsburgh and collecting prints and posters that hang out for years waiting to be framed.

Modern Map Art sent me an 18" x 24" white and black print so that I could scope it out and tell you all about it. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the piece. The print is very crisp and as far as I can tell, navigationally accurate. It fit perfectly into a black Ikea frame I had hanging around and works nicely in there without a mat, although at some point I may elevate it and do it properly.

Right now, it's hanging out in my bedroom with another print waiting to find a permanent home.

I scoped out some other maps on their site, which are plentiful, and was pleased to see that they had a Kentucky Blue version for Lexington (#BBN). There were also some good ski valley maps if you're in to that sort of thing.

I think it would be cool to mark our house or some of our favorite spots on the map with a pin or marker. All in all, a solid product that would make an excellent gift or addition to your blank canvas. Thanks to Modern Map Art for the opportunity to review!


Disclaimer: Modern Art Maps sent me their product free of charge in exchange for a review. This post and review is of my own opinion.