Can you put a rug over a carpeted floor

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  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 30, 2017
    yes. as a temp solution to tracking in mud etc. the rug may "walk" over the carpet. not real great for the fibers,

  • Cathy Dillon Cathy Dillon on Dec 30, 2017
    yes, i think people do this all the time with say, wall to wall carpet - they add an oriental rug where ever they like! The only problem I see is infringing on the clearance space you need to open doors. I suppose also - you'd want the arrangement of the furniture to be pertty much the way it's going to stay as it would be a real pain to change things around.

  • Sure. You might want to use a rug pad so it is less likely to shift. I did it at my old house and it looked very nice.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Dec 30, 2017
    Of course! It makes a room cozier and gives it personality.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 30, 2017
    Yes , with a word of caution, we put a 1k impirted Persian wool style rug over light beige wall to wall and it stained the light beige wall to wall beneath. We replaced the wall to wall before listing and selling the home. Professional carpet cleaners could not remove the bleed/ stain.

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 30, 2017
    Yes, they make a webbed carpet tape that you can use to hold in place, and it leaves no marks.... I use this with elderly clients all the time for safety....

  • My2scents My2scents on Dec 30, 2017
    yes you can! Lay a plastic tarp or drop cloth on the carpet before putting the rug in place to prevent spills and pet accidents from penetrating into the wall to wall carpet. Occasionally remove this layer and launder.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Sep 29, 2021

    Absolutely. I have area rugs in all my rooms over the carpet.