Asked on Aug 13, 2018

How do I get my rug to stay in place?

13k33812939DebbieSharon
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I have a rug that I placed in front of our sliding doors to help with stuff being tracked in. We have berger carpet in our sunroom. But to me it gets a dirty look to it real quick. I'm hoping the rug helps. However, it's constantly bunching up and shifting. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can use to keep it in place. I worry about anything too sticky because I don't want it to pull the loops out of the berber carpet.

5 answers
  • Swinnen Lisette
    Swinnen Lisette
    on Aug 13, 2018

    The only thing that I can see is to buy an anti-slip carpet from Amazon to put under there.


  • Sharon
    Sharon
    on Aug 13, 2018

    You can get carpet to carpet tape that I use for runners and area rugs in my senior clients homes to prevent falls.... I buy it in the carpet section of my home store. Its about 2" wide, is a yellow webbed tape. I cut a strip for each side of the rug where the traffic comes and goes. Apply to the back of the rug by pulling off one side of the plastic. I then put it down and run my foot along the tape to make it stick. Then I remove the other side of the plastic and stick the first side down on the carpet. Run your foot on it, and press down on top of the rug. Then do the next side making sure any wrinkles are smoothed out first.

    • Sharon
      Sharon
      on Aug 14, 2018

      I've done dozens of homes for seniors with the tape. You have to make sure your really rub it on the underside of rug, and then stomp on it when you put it on the rug to make sure its stuck down..

      Every home that had that pad was a total trip hazard, then its always moving around, doesn't prevent buckling like you have. Waste of money if you ask me.

  • Debbie
    Debbie
    on Aug 13, 2018

    A rug pad would allow you to take up the rug if you needed to clean it or move it. It's amazing how well they work.

    • Schwarzy
      Schwarzy
      on Aug 13, 2018

      Ok. Guess I'm gonna try the rug pad. I didn't think they did well and the carpet slid.

  • 13k33812939
    13k33812939
    on Aug 14, 2018

    Get some of the stuff you put in the bottom of cabnits or kitchen drawers the puffy kind that has small holes in it. Cut it 6 in wide strips and put it under the edges of your rug and prob with that big of rug some big pieces in the middle and towards the sides as well the stuff is cheap at walmart. I put it under my moms rugs so they stay in place as she is elderly it works great !! Good luck !!

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