Asked on Apr 04, 2014

How can I keep my area rug from wrinkling under my coffee table?

Karen Stutts
by Karen Stutts
The area rug is on top of carpet but somehow it keeps getting a wrinkle in it. I'm constantly pulling the wrinkle out.Any advice?
  15 answers
  • Jean Adams Jean Adams on Apr 05, 2014
    I am anxious to hear the answers myself.
  • Terry's Flooring Terry's Flooring on Apr 05, 2014
    Double faced tape ...Roll up the carpet , and start applying tape 6" from top and side of edges ..Pull off wax paper and press to " whatever " repeat this process on top of roll to the end rolling the carpet as you go ..It's IMPORTANT , that before you stick carpet down it's where you want it ..If you ever go to move it , then you will have to pull it all the way over . then slide where you want it ..Hope this helps .. :)
  • Sherry Stives Fry Sherry Stives Fry on Apr 05, 2014
    Go to Lowes or Home Depot, ask the person in the carpet department what "underlayment" you need. The "bubble/rubber" ones are for use between an area rug and a hard surface. The "felt ones" are for use between area rugs and carpet. If using the "felt" one READ THE INSTRUCTIONS! There is a clear film that needs to be peeled off before putting into place.
  • Mary Ann MCM Mary Ann MCM on Apr 05, 2014
    Have you tried Double sided tape, I believe Home Depot has it
    • Rae O'Dowd Rae O'Dowd on Mar 31, 2018

      I have a mat on my floor and it folds in one part bought double sided tape today made an X on the other side of the mat did not work still is gathering

  • Z Z on Apr 05, 2014
    I agree with @Sherry Stives Fry
  • Susan Cleveland Susan Cleveland on Apr 05, 2014
    go to the dollar store and get shelf is plastic and prevents things from moving. Cheap and it works. Comes in different colors. Nursing homes use it under patients butts in wheelchairs so they don't fall out.
  • Bruce N Dala Anbuhl Bruce N Dala Anbuhl on Apr 05, 2014
    I would not use duct tape because you will not be able to get the glue adhesive off whatever it is applied to. Would hate to replace carpet in the whole room if you ever changed your rug size. Use the rubber shelf liner that is designed to keep things from sliding around. A rug pad would do the same thing but would be more expensive.
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    • Nancy Nancy on Apr 06, 2014
      @Bruce N Dala Anbuhl bruce is right!!! I did that and now I can't get the residue off the main carpet.
  • Wendy Wendy on Apr 06, 2014
    I recently discovered putting one of those plastic desk chair carpet pads under the rug will prevent it from moving. It really works I put 2 under my large area rug. Costco has the best price.
  • Adriana Adriana on Apr 06, 2014
    To avoid mats and rugs moving and sliding......I put some "lines" on the edges with the silicone of a hot glue gun.... let it dry well and problem solved! :)
  • Gabriella Olocco Gabriella Olocco on Oct 21, 2014
    Mettere tappeto a rete anti scivolo sotto.......
  • Buz32745596 Buz32745596 on Feb 23, 2018

    This solution may not be right for everyone but I've been doing this for many years and it works for me: If you have carpet flooring with an area rug under a coffee table you can SCREW the area rug to the bottom of your coffee table with heavy duty screws and large washers. Once attached your rug will never wrinkle or move around again.

  • Marcia Kongs Marcia Kongs on Feb 23, 2018

    bed bath and beyond has rubber mesh pads that go under the rug to keep it from moving. inexpensive

  • Kit32048346 Kit32048346 on Jun 25, 2019

    Has anyone tried using drink coasters under the table legs? Works for me

  • Put a non-slip rug pad under it.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 07, 2023

    Place a pad underneath your throw rug to anchor it to the carpet, making it a lot safer and putting an end to annoying natural rug migration.

    A non-skid pad will also absorb the impact of each footstep on your rug, taking the strain off its fibers and extending the life of a quality rug by years.

    A rug pad will also protect the carpet underneath your area rug from dye transfer and wear and tear. It will trap dirt and debris and stop dust from building up too, making it a lot easier to vacuum under your rug – especially if it sits in an area that gets lots of traffic.

    Rug pads even offer a bit of extra insulation – which is handy in living areas you want to keep cozy. The extra layer that the padding adds puts a barrier between you and the cold subfloor.

    Last but not least, a rug pad provides a luxurious layer of cushioning that makes any area rug an absolute dream to walk on.

    That's something you don't get with double-sided carpet tape....

    which, by the way, tends to leave a sticky residue behind that spoils your rug and your carpet.