Does the Aqua Rug Really Work?


Does the Aqua Rug work?The Aqua Rug is for those that have always thought it would be nice to have a rug in the shower. They say that it’s possible because this one won’t get all moldy and gross, and so it can stay in your shower without a care. But how well does it actually do what is says it can do?

Overview
They run through all of the features for this shower rug, and most people didn’t even know they needed one before seeing everything it can do. It’s the kind of product that has to generate the need before it can make its sale. They do a good job of this, and you might not want to take another shower until you get it. But please do because some reports say it takes awhile to arrive.

The Claim
They say that this is like carpeting for your shower, and they’ll back it up with a 10 year guarantee. They say that water flows right through it, which is why it’s able to stay in the shower without worrying about wringing it out, or drying it off. It dries itself because water is not trapped in it like a sponge, the way a towel or regular carpeting soaks up the water. They also say that it won’t stain, so you don’t have to worry about it leaving marks on the bottom of your bathtub.

They say that it’s stain proof, and nothing will stick to it. In the demo they show mud and red wine passing right through it, or spraying right off of it. They also show the reverse situation and try to stain it using bleach. The bleach is shown to have no effect. Of course the demo is supposed to show all of the amazing features, and it’s good to keep a level head.

The Hype
This has the obligatory infomercial behind it, showing it’s features and benefits, and exaggerating the problem of not having a piece of carpeting in the shower.

The Cost
You get the option here as to whether you just want one Aqua Rug shipped to your home for $28, or the buy one get one just pay shipping and have two for $36. This is one of the few times we’ve seen a company give you the option and not force you into a second one. They are also very upfront about showing you the total before you hit the Buy Now, and not leaving you susceptible to hidden costs and charges. They also have a foot cream upgrade that you can opt into, and that doesn’t automatically get tacked onto your order. All around a very solid ordering process.

The Commitment
All that you’ll need to do when you get this is plop it in the bottom of your shower.

Evaluation
The Aqua Rug is a pretty unique invention, and if you never thought about having a carpeted shower, you might really be thinking about it now. It helps with traction so you won’t be slipping and sliding around, and it also helps to wash off your feet so you don’t have to bend down to get the bottoms of your feet. It’s nice that you can put this right over the drain and not worry about it causing a clog while you’re showering.

There are some reports of charges far in excess of what was supposed to be charged, as well as slow shipping and processing times even when being billed for expedited shipping. But there are only a few of them and they are rather old. The product itself is not mentioned in this feedback, so it’s important to note that just because some buyers had a problem with their credit card, it does not mean everyone will.

Final Aqua Rug Review

The Aqua Rug is getting a Solid Try rating. They seem to have cleaned up their billing situation and now it is very clear and straightforward. They have a product that creates a need, and then fills it. Microfibers are not anything new or truly revolutionary, but this is the first product we’ve seen that was meant to be used and abused, and still function as needed. They have a 60 day guarantee on it, so if you don’t like it the cost to try it would be $8 plus return shipping costs. We were unable to locate the details for the 10 year guarantee.

Our Recommendation
If you have the experience of a stinky, moldy, bacteria-laden bath mat, you’ll definitely want to give this a try. One is kind of pricey at $28, but two for $36 puts them at $18 each which includes shipping, and that makes it about right. If you only have one bathroom you could put one in the shower and the other out of the shower. They can pretty much be used anywhere you need them, even outside since they won’t get all rotten and mildewy.

What do you think? Does the Aqua Rug work or not?


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Raihlee February 7, 2013 at 4:48 am

It may sound like a strange fetish, but I actually did want to have my shower carpeted for the longest time. The only reason why I didn’t was because it was practical, until now of course. I thought I must be the only one in the world who wanted a product like this, but I guess there are a lot more weirdos in the world than I had originally thought.

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nightmare February 8, 2013 at 9:47 pm

I’ll wait until Walmart get this I never buy anything like this on tv I wait for stores to get it that way I don’t get rip off or pay the crazy shipping price

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John Morris June 12, 2013 at 2:49 am

I have had problems with staining on my AquaRug. Has anyone found a way to clean these units? I’ve tried soaking it in Clorox and OxyClean.

What say you?

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Claude August 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I would be curious if this product cuts down on the bathtub/shower being a slippery place. I feel like the rug idea sounds nice, but I would like the added bonus of not worrying about slipping as well. Sort of a two-in-one product. Get a rug for your shower and don’t fall. I had no idea people actually were looking for something like this though.

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john doe November 27, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I’m not the kind of guy to buy stuff off an infomercial.
For some reason, this caught my attention.
Here’s the deal:
IT WORKS!
Instead of feeling like carpet, to me, it feels more like some kind of loofah massaging my feet.
Water runs right through this thing, so there’s no kind of mildew or cleaning problems.
My only problem with these infomercial offers is that they try to upsell you on everything while they have you on the line.
I did let them upgrade me to the deluxe version of the Aqua Rug, but i gotta admit that it was worth it in the end.

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Jane Skinner May 22, 2014 at 6:21 pm

May 22, 2014
I bought the aqua rug and they lie. It mildews and gets all stained. After each shower I take it out to dry and it does not fit in a standard shower. It is a horrible product. Also you can not e mail the company.

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victor purpura July 22, 2014 at 1:34 am

junk does slip and slide great to practice surfing in the shower, 4 small cups don’t hold the mat wet or dry received it today returning it tomorrow

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