How do I keep thr creep ffrom rug over rug?


I have a stain on my original rug and decided to cover with a smaller rug. The problem is that the top rug will not stay flat but bunches up in various parts. I've fixed two corners with furniture legs to no avail. Somehow the top rug has a mind of its own. I'm in my 80's and want to prevent possibility of falling due to this issue. How do I fix it? Cchuck

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  • Roseburdge Roseburdge on Sep 20, 2018

    They sell inexpensive rug tape

  • Lotsofpets Lotsofpets on Sep 20, 2018

    Carpet tape will hold the smaller rug in place. I bought tape from Amazon.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Sep 20, 2018

    Sometimes rubber sealer rings from preserving jars sewn to the corners helps to prevent the sliding. You might try a piece of foam padding.

  • Arnold Christensen Arnold Christensen on Sep 20, 2018

    Chuck they do sell larger pieces of foam in a small thickness that can hold most of the rug in place. Or...if the floor under the rugs is wood you can put a couple of wood screws with flat heads through both of them into the wood floor. Same goes for the primary rug if it is moving. At our ages it is doubtful that we would take on the job of replacing a rug on a DIY sort of thing. Nuther thought: go to your favorite hardware place and get a couple of tubes enough to squeeze out several rows on the smaller rug and let it dry/cure overnight bottom side up and flip it over exactly where you want it. Somebody else can worry about the screwed down rugs when we are gone. Chris

  • Sherri Sherri on Sep 20, 2018

    They sell rug backing on the internet, craft stores, even Walmart. Sew it to the back of your rug. Be careful, at any age it's easy to trip on one of these even with a good backing. Good luck.