Can you use silicone caulk on the back of an area rug as a nonslip?

by JoAnn
silicone caulk on the back of throw rugs as a non slip

  5 answers
  • Shari A. Reno Shari A. Reno on Mar 11, 2018

    I would use hot a hot glue gun and make squiggly lines and it would be skid proof.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Mar 11, 2018

    There's a product called seam seal that is used to mend technical outdoor gear. You can buy it at outdoor stores like REI. This works very well as a non-skid. Small dots is all you need. It adheres well to fabrics and is not bulky.

  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 11, 2018

    No. I would get either a rug gripper mat or the carpet tape that looks like its waffle weave for around the edges.

  • JoAnn JoAnn on Mar 11, 2018

    I saw a video on here about using the hot glue gun but i also seen the silicone being used to i was having trouble finding it , i know you can use the silicone for stopping rip's and fraying out old area rugs but it showed it being used for a non skid on the back of rugs to.

  • Brian R Kelley Brian R Kelley on Feb 25, 2021

    I maintain 5 preschools for almost 450 children, where the carpets have to be taped AND the floors need to be waxed semiannually. Carpet tape works great but takes forever to remove to wax the floors. I can't wait to try silicon! I'll report the results soon.