About Aqua Rug
Aqua Rug touts itself as carpeting for your shower. Essentially, it’s a shower mat made with “anti-microbial poly-fibers” that give it a loofa-like feel on your feet. They say water drains right through it, and it is mildew-and-stain-resistant.
Aqua Rug is brought to you by Tristar Products, which claim to have #1 As Seen On TV products worldwide, including the Perfecter Styler and Clear TV. They are not accredited by the BBB; however, they still have given them an A+ rating in spite of the fact Tristar Products have had over 1000 complaints within the last 3 years.
How Aqua Rug Works
They say Aqua Rug is 29 1/2” x 17 1/4” and has a suction cup under each corner. They claim it is woven from special poly-fibers of an unnamed composition; some have noted that the Aqua Rug comes with a warning that it contains chemicals known to cause cancer.
To use Aqua Rug, place on floor of tub or shower. They say it is slip-resistant, but some have noted that the suction cups must be moistened for it to grip. They boast that the patented design allows water to go right through it so they encourage you to place it directly over the drain.
While showering, they say the Aqua Rug is soft, elegant, and great for your feet; in their online video, an older woman claims Aqua Rug makes her feel “safe” and another a women exclaims it’s “like a loofa carpet” for the shower.
They say Aqua Rug fibers are compression-proof so it won’t wear out, and also stain-resistant. They add that Aqua Rug dries immediately and won’t fade, even with bleach. In addition to the shower, they say you can use Aqua Rug anywhere there is water, dirt or mildew, but don’t cite specifics.
Each Aqua Rug order comes with:
- Aqua Rug
- Another Aqua Rug “free” (with additional S & H)
- 10 Year Guarantee
- 60 Day Money Back Guarantee
Aqua Rug, Pricing, Shipping and Returns
They say Aqua Rug was only available on “million dollar yachts because of the quality” until now. You can get your Aqua Rug for $19.99 plus $7.99 S & H for a total of $27.98 (plus tax, if applicable.) At the time of your purchase you can opt to receive another Aqua Rug “free” with an additional $7.99 for a total of $35.97 for 2. They say your Aqua Rug(s) will ship within 7-10 business days. They claim you have 60 days to try Aqua Rug and you may return it for a refund within that time (minus S & H and cost to ship them back.) They also claim Aqua Rug has a 10 Year Guarantee - they say to follow the instructions included with the product if you need a replacement within that time frame.
Bottom Line: Is Aqua Rug a Scam?
We’re not big fans of this product. To start with, it seems to include chemicals known to cause cancer - and they want you to stand on this naked in the shower?! If that doesn’t turn you off, note that there are plenty of complaints about its inability to grip the slick shower or tub floor, making it a danger in-and-of-itself. To top it off, there have been plenty of complaints that it does indeed stain, fade, and grow mildew. Find a better solution.
No slipping in tub
Placed over drain and it catches hair perfect and no slipping getting into or out of tub. Much safer for me and would be good for children also. Once a month, I put it into a pillowcase pinning it in place and then insert it into washing machine normal cycle. Any soap scum or mildew/ mold is gone. Do not put into dryer. Just shake dry and put back into tub.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend