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Panasonic’s Electric Carpet Keeps Your Tootsies Warm

by Paul Strauss

We’ve all heard of electric blankets, right? Japanese electronics giant Panasonic decided to take the basic concept and embed it into a carpet. That way, when you step on the rug, your feet stay nice and toasty. As a resident of a chilly Northern climate, living with hardwood floors, this really does seem like a bright idea.

Panasonic Heated Rug

Panasonic’s new heated rugs have a special radiant mat that sits beneath the surface of the carpet to keep things nice and warm. Your bare feet should have nothing to complain about with these rugs cranking out temperatures all the way up to about 114°F/46°C. But if that’s too hot for you, no worries – they are adjustable. In addition to a variety of fabric styles, they plan on offering wooden surfaces as well.

And you don’t need to worry about Rover taking a whiz on one of these and electrocuting himself. The heating elements are waterproof, and the rugs are designed for stain and germ resistance.

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Comments (15):

  1. ken says:

    ?? this is ‘news’.. lol

    Electric carpets in Japan, since there is no central heating, have been around for longer than my 7-yrs here!

    • kae says:

      This technology (and convenience) has been available in Japan for a LONG time, I’d guess at least 30 years, or close to it. My electric carpets that I brought back have all finally quit working, and I’d love to replace them. Not every home in America is central heat and air. Would like to find a supplier state side–too bad Panasonic has not brought it in among their other products.

  2. technabob says:

    I guess it’s not news in Japan. For us in the States, it’s a bit of an oddity.

  3. LORRAINE says:


  4. technabob says:

    I actually don’t know where you can buy these outside of Japan. However, I came across this:


    Which lets you add heat underneath your own rugs (hopefully without catching them on fire!)

  5. Ann says:

    We have a product that heats under carpet, tile, laminate floors and wood floors. We have been doing this in USA for many years. So it is possible to have heat under your feet here in the good old USA. Go to http://www.calorique.com to take a look.

  6. gordon woodford says:

    i will like to know some of the product you carry

  7. laura says:

    Does anyone know where I can buy one of these in the UK?

  8. Alba Ecstasy says:

    a very useful carpet for cold mornings ;)

  9. roadrage says:

    We had these in Japan for years. They are great! There is also an under-carpet warmer that recirculates a dense oil through a room kerosene heater. You can’t get any toastier!

    Why am I raving? These heaters re-orient your living room/family room as a real hearth space – lie on the floor and zone out on the telly. You will nod out: I guarantee – and you will feel like a human being.

    The Japanese don’t heat the whole house. Instead, you have one toasty room where everyone hangs out – and a DEEP tub full of hot water in the bathroom where you relax and soak up heat (AFTER washing off, so others can use the tub). That’s how you get through the winter.

    American civilization will be an oxymoron until we get real tubs – and I don’t mean these pathetic “hot tubs” that don’t go above x degrees.

    Viva Japan!

  10. kevski says:

    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant! Seriously – where can I get one of these?

  11. Zero says:

    The best advice I can give to people who want to buy one is to use a mail forwarding service from Japan and buy a hot carpet from Japan. You can buy one from the amazon.co.jp site. Look for ホットカーペット and have it delivered to your mail forwarding service. You can then pay them to send the item to America.
    The main thing to look out for is the voltage difference between Japan and America. Japan uses 100v and America uses 120v. You should get a step-down transformer to convert from American to Japanese voltage. Because the Hot Carpet uses quite a few watts, get a transformer that can output a good maximum wattage.

    Best of luck.

  12. ANdre says:

    eletric carpet from japan get a quote.many models and Brands in Japan
    All sizes and colors available. any Voltage availables
    with adapters.
    contact Us to receive a file with many pictures and prices,


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