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 the rug with a heart - Hug Rug eco-friendly barrier mats

Hug Rug…the world’s most environmentally friendly barrier mat. Designed from the outset to have a light environmental footprint helping protect the world WE live in.
Engineered to keep dirty footprints out of the home YOU live in. We all love the environment, nature and wildlife but we want to keep it in it’s rightful place…OUTSIDE!

Caring for your Hug

Hug Care Instructions – for a longer life of your Hug.

Only wash the Hug Rug when necessary.

• New Hug Rugs may shed excess cotton, this is normal and will stop once it has been brushed a few times or washed.

To save water – allow mud and dirt to dry and then simply brush it away.

To give the rug a longer life place it in a cotton pillow case, machine wash on cotton wash at 30ºC with drum at 600 approx. (USA – wash in cold water or below 86°F with mild washing detergent)

Excess cotton may arise in filter – so check filter on washing machine regularly.

Do not use biological washing detergent as this may fade the colour.

Do not use fabric conditioner as this will reduce the effect of its performance.

Flat, Aga rail or line dry naturally. The Hug Rug can be tumble dried on a cool setting for 10 minutes to plush the pile – this is optional.

Never place a Hug Rug on a damp floor.

Never place Hug Rug in tumble dryer on high heat setting for long period of time.

As with any soft furnishings – if left in direct sunlight the colour will fade.

 Ours mats are designed not to leave marks, however a combination of cleaning products, sunlight & heat may effect 
and / or cause discolouration to certain types of flooring when covered. We would advise you to please lift the mat frequently
to allow the floor under the mat to be cleaned and aired. Our backing is a natural based product free from vinyl & PVC.
For specialist flooring please check with the manufacturer before using any rubber backed mats.

Stops dirty footprints in their tracks
how does it do that?

HugRug is manufactured using recycled cotton which is then combined with a new advanced microfibre, which is thinner than a human hair, this microfibre is extremely clever, is able to attract dirt and dust molecules very efficiently, in fact they can absorb over 3 times their own weight in water or liquid without letting any water through onto the floor!

HugRug traps up to 95% of dust, wet mud and dirt – The special cotton fibres soak up moisture which reduces any slip hazards from wet floors, gets deep into the tread of shoes and paws, so protecting carpets and floors which reduces cleaning. They are easy to clean becoming more absorbent with each wash.

Helps reduce footprints in more ways than one!
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From the outset the HugRug range has been created and developed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. From the sourcing of raw materials, the development of entirely new manufacturing processes, using cleaner/greener sources of electricity made by hydro pumps, windmill farms and solar, through to its eventual disposal and recycling – everything has been considered to ensure HugRug has a light environmental footprint, it can even be washed at 30°C.

  • Face fabric – up to 90% cotton recycled from the clothing industry combined with 10% advanced dirt trapping microfibres
  • Base fabric – made from recycled drink bottles & bottle tops
  • Reverse – rubber backings containing recycled rubber and recycled plastic
  • Recyclable at the end of life – cradle to cradle ethos
Hug RugWe launched HugRug in 2008 and have worked hard year on year to make them as environmentally friendly as possible. We recycle:
  • Over 5million t-shirts per year
  • Over 6.3million plastic bottles per year
  • Over 2.5million litres of water per year.

We are always looking for ways to improve our products and we reserve the right to change specifications, colours and materials shown in our brochures and on our web site or to withdraw products without prior notice.