How to keep area rug down on carpet

How to keep my area rug from not rolling up on my carpet
  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 16, 2017
    Try two sided tape.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 16, 2017
    Would you consider adhering a piece of Velcro to the bottom of the rug so that it can grip onto the carpet and stay in place?

  • Melbrooks Melbrooks on Jan 19, 2017
    I'm having the same issue with runners. I have the (flat) rubber carpet pad that's supposed to help, but not much. I tried the mesh looking pads from Walmart which didn't help either on the carpet or wood floor.
    I like the idea of the velcro... I hadn't thought of that, but it's a perfect solution! Thanks Hillela!

  • Jay Jay on Jan 20, 2017
    Is the Velcro the sticky back kind? If so will it damage my Hardwood floors?
    Thank you

  • Melbrooks Melbrooks on Jan 21, 2017
    I wouldn't use it on the gardwood, just the cafpet.
    I've read that you can use clear silicon caulk, do zig-zags on both sides of a canvas piece, and once it dries put it under the rug on the hardwood and it stops the slippage. I haven't tried it yet, but I think I may.

  • None None on Jan 21, 2017
    I just rolled up an expensive 9 x 11 rug that I had on very short napped carpet due to rolling, bubbling, etc. I was thisclose to pounding a few finishing nails into the edges till my husband stopped me :)

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

    They sell carpet adhesive to keep the rug in place.