When describing RugBuddy I find people ‘get it’ when I say it’s like an electric blanket for the floor.
It’s an electric element encased in a sandwich of composite materials – silver foil on the underside to reflect heat up, and a woven plastic material on top. This makes it far more robust than in an electric blanket and makes it totally suitable for a long life on the floor. It’s a heated floor mat that you cover with a rug.
In fact, it’s so robust there’s absolutely no problem placing furniture on top or even office chairs in wheels. You wouldn’t try that with an electric blanket!
The other big difference is the operating temperature.
The RugBuddy has an operating temperature of 27degC which has been proven by many tests to be generally ideal for radiant floor heating. The electric blanket operates at around 37degC but of course is doing a different job and there are different expectations of what you might be wearing (or not)!
Just to be sure that RugBuddy has got this right please take a look at the RugBuddy Reviews.
Electric blanket for the floor
Apologies if a bit of jargon has crept into the site. For example I might call the RugBuddy an ‘on-floor area heater’ or just a plain ‘under-rug heater’. But it’s fine if you prefer ‘electric blanket for the floor’!