How do you uncurl a room size area rug?


Edges need to be flat, how do i do it and can some furniture sit on an angle in it

  20 answers
  • If you like the furniture on an angle then you should put it there. Maybe this video will help with the curling:

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Mar 21, 2021

    Hello many times rolling the rug in the opposite direction can help.

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  • I've rolled them in the opposite direction to flatten them out. If the ends still want to stick up, put some heavy books on them overnight.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Mar 22, 2021

    Spritz with water, flip it over, and place heavy items to hold in place. If you have a steamer, that will help as well.

    Once you have it straightened, consider putting some carpet tape to secure it from curling back up.

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 22, 2021

    Step 1

    Take either the steamer or the wet sponge/towel and dampen the edges of the unrolled rug. Allow this to dry this way and see if it helps. If it doesn't, continue on.

    Step 2

    Lay a damp towel over the edges, and iron them flat. Many times, this will allow the rug to lay smooth for a while. If the ends still curl up, move to the next steps.

    Step 3

    Lay the rug upside down. This will still take some time, but significantly less time that it would if it were right-side up. This method does work really well, but works best if you have an extra room or basement where you can do it. It isn't good for the rug to be walked on while it is upside down, nor does it look very attractive.

    Step 4

    Lay the rug where you would like it to go, and then rearrange your furniture. Ensure that you place at least one piece of furniture on each corner of the rug. You won't have to leave your furniture this way forever, but 2 to 3 weeks should be sufficient.

    Step 5

    Place heavy books, such as phone books, on the corners. This method doesn't work quite as well as the furniture method listed above, but it is an option if you don't have the space to move the furniture around.

    Step 6

    Put the rug between the mattresses on your bed, on top of the box spring. This will normally flatten the rug in about a week, but only works if the rug is smaller than your mattress.

  • try double sided tape and put something heavy on top or roll the rug the opposite way for a while

  • on Mar 23, 2021

    If you take the rug and roll it the opposite way for a day or two those edges should lay down. Carpet tape can be helpful too.

    You can definitely put furniture on an angle!

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Mar 23, 2021

    HI there, I always found the easiest way is to throw it on the hot setting in my washing machine and then hang it up to dry in the shower. Seems to work!

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Mar 23, 2021

    see if this helps you out

  • This video should help:

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Mar 23, 2021

    it will uncurl on its own with four traffic. Mine did

  • Annie Annie on Mar 25, 2021

    Try flipping it up side down for a few days. Put some books or something on it to keep it flat....

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Mar 25, 2021

    Put all furniture on one side of room at the far end then put rug down empty side lay it down as much as possible up to furniture. When it all lined up at corners then start Putin’s furniture back with it going in the end we’re the rug is down put all furniture on that died know then roll rest of rug out.

  • Maura White Maura White on Mar 26, 2021

    I would put bricks or heavy things all around it until the edges stayed flat. if the floor underneath the area rug is vinyl or wood, you could get double sided tape to help keep the carpet flat.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Mar 27, 2021

    I bought vinyl pieces that adhere to the rug and floor. They keep the corners from curling. I actually attached them just to the rug in the dining room and they still worked! I found them in Walmart and on Amazon. I'm including a link for some I found recently that only attach to the rug. Good luck!


  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 27, 2021

    If you've got a nice driveway, lay it upside down on the warm pavement in the sun for an hour or two, then bring in a place down. I also tape down area rugs to prvent sliding and trip hazards. I get the waffle weave Mohawk carpet tape that you can lift up if needed and it leaves no sticky residue. i get it either at the carpet section of the home store, or order on Amazon.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 28, 2021

    Hello there,

    Roll it up the other way. Underneath on outside. Good luck!

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Mar 29, 2021

    I would place heavy furniture, weights, or books on the edges that need to be flattened

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Mar 31, 2021

    put something heavy on that end overnight

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