Throw rugs- crumbling and making a big mess

My rugs look nice on the good side, but the backing is all crumbling off the back and makes a big mess.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 23, 2016
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jan 23, 2016
    Hi Jeanette The backing may be crumbly if the rug has been washed or placed on top of carpeting. There is a product called a rug protector that I'd readily available at Target, WalMart, Home Depot etc. It it's found in the carpet/rug section and is rolled or folded depending on the size. It looks like a grid and is pliable. You can cut it to the desired shape to fit your existing rug. Comes as a gripper style for no slip and also as a smooth style for use in layering a rug over carpeting. Best Wishes!
  • Ka Ka on Jan 23, 2016
    Use clear rubbery caulk in stripes. or use rubbery glue and glue on a piece of non slip shelf liner or rug liner.
  • JoAnn Robinson JoAnn Robinson on Jan 23, 2016
    If the rug is laying on a vinyl floor there is a chemical reaction that occurs during prolonged contact and it will cause the backing of the rug to disintegrate.
  • Laney Laney on Jan 24, 2016
    Heat isn't good for rubber sooner or later dry rots
  • Susan Rutter Susan Rutter on Jan 24, 2016
    Never puts rugs in the dryer; lay out on drying rack, otherwise you will loose the backing and the heat will wither it away. Summer, hang on balcony with wooden clothes peg. Last resort, apply 2 sided tape at the 4 corners of the rug.