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PRODUCT PERFORMANCE

We know that your fur baby plays a significant role in your life. Our kitty cat Yoda is important to us too. We want to ensure that anything our cat comes into contact with is safe, and helps enrich her environment. (That includes the Ripple Rug). For this reason, we’ve set up some ‘product quality’ criteria, to make sure that the Ripple Rug is a safe environment for your pet.

Our product materials have been put through their paces. We have worked closely with a professional independent testing laboratory in Georgia to ensure that the Ripple Rug also withstands a range of destructive cat behaviors.

We’ve put together a list of certified tests successfully attained in a controlled environment:

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STRONG & COLORFAST

Not only is the carpet very strong, ideal design for pet use, it is colorfast (color will not fade nor rub off), and it will not fray. That means no big carpet crumbs or crazy string unraveling.

TEST:

  • Tensile Strength ASTM D 5034 Breaking Load
  • Thickness ASTM D 6988
  • Tearing Strength ASTM D2261
  • Rubbing test AATCC 165 Colorfastness to Crocking
  • AATCC 16 Method 3 Colorfastness to Light
  • Edge Ravel ASTM D7267
  • Pilling and Fuzzing Resistance Dupont Random Tumble
  • AATCC 138 Colorfastness to Shampoo

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RIBBED NEEDLE-PUNCH CARPET

Practical ribbed needle-punch carpet designed for straight forward cleaning. Easy-to-clean, allowing you to remove yukky goop successfully.

TEST:

  • Odor Analysis SAE J1351
  • Carpet Cleaning AATCC 171

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STAIN RESISTANT & BREATHABLE

Carpet fibers allow the rug to ‘breathe’. It is stain, mold and mildew resistant.

TEST:

  • Stain Resistance AATCC 175

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NON-FLAMMABLE

The carpet is non-flammable. (Our burn test involved temperatures of 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit, the carpet did not catch fire).

TEST:

  • Surface Flammability of Carpet/Rugs (FF1-70) Pill Test

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NON-SLIP BACKING

The backing has proven non-slip properties. Tested for hard surfaces and rugs.

TEST:

  • Backing Non-slip ASTM D1894

 

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VELCRO ATTACHMENT

The Velcro rolling test simulates peeling of the Touch-Points, rated for over 1,000 uses. The Touch-Points hold fast, only releasing in conditions of extreme pull pressure (a mechanism to ensure safety release).

TEST:

  • Abrasion Resistance ASTM D3884
  • Velcro Rolling Test

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WHAT’S THE IMPORTANCE OF THESE TESTS?

It is our responsibility, as creators of the Ripple Rug, to make sure that it is safe and durable. We tested a wide variety of materials, until we identified ones safe for pet use that are all made in the USA.