Asked on Jan 9, 2019

How do I save a pretty throw rug that’s only worn on the rubber back

EbbjdlMonicaMichelle Leslie


Little particles of rubber or whatever prevents it from sliding are dusting my wood floor. The rug itself is beautiful and not worn on the pretty side & don’t wanna toss it! Thanks

4 answers
  • Mogie
    on Jan 9, 2019

    Most rubber backings consist of a natural rubber product – liquid latex -- painted on to the back of the rug. When the rug still has a lot of wear in it, instead of tossing it, put a new coat of natural, environmentally safe latex on it. You can find this liquid material at most hobby and sewing stores, especially when they also sell rug-making kits.

  • Michelle Leslie
    on Jan 9, 2019

    Hi Monica, you can get rid of the rubber backing by scraping off any loose bits of with a soft-bristle brush. Cut any dangling and shake out the rug thoroughly to get rid of any extra bits and them paint on a new layer of liquid latex

  • Monica
    on Jan 9, 2019


  • Ebbjdl
    on Jan 10, 2019

    Monica,. Buy a rubber mat the same size of the rug, or if you can cut one to fit it. Use Velcro to attached the mat and the rug, or double face tape, the widest one you can buy. Scrape as much off the back of the rug, then vacuum it.

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