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How to keep big area rugs from sliding...?

Last post Sep 23, 2007 3:30 PM by purseglove_MA_F_67 . 12 replies.


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  • How to keep big area rugs from sliding...?
    I have a huge area rug. It was under my dining room table, but would get wrinkled and messed up with the chairs so I moved it in my office area and I have similar problems.

    Should I use that cushion like liner even if the rug is on carpet, verses wood floor/tile?

    I feel like I am constantly fixing it.
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    Rebecca

  • RE: How to keep big area rugs from sliding...?
    I've heard that putting the rubber rings, the ones that are used with jars when canning, on the bottom of rugs will help prevent them from sliding. I guess you would glue them onto the bottom of the rug. Don't know if this would help the rug from wrinkling.
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  • RE: How to keep big area rugs from sliding...?
    It might help to put it on the liner, however, I have noticed most all the times when you put a rug on the carpet it seems to wrinkle.
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  • RE: How to keep big area rugs from sliding...?
    I have the carpet-on-carpet liner and my 8x10 rug still wrinkles. Hope someone else has the answer, cause I sure don't!
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  • RE: How to keep big area rugs from sliding...?
    You should use one of those rubber carpet liners that goes on the floor, that's the only thing that will really help.
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  • RE: How to keep big area rugs from sliding...?
    Lock the liquor cabinet!
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  • RE: How to keep big area rugs from sliding...?
    If the area rug is on top of carpeting, I'd suggest tapping in some push pins through the rug into the carpeting.

    The push pins are small enough not to trip anyone but large enough so that they'll hold the area rug in place over the carpeting.

    Just a thought. Good Luck!

    Krissy :)
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  • RE: How to keep big area rugs from sliding...?
    Every carpet has a nap that goes in one direction even if you can't see it. No matter what you do, a rug on carpet will "walk" one way and there is nothing you can do about it. If you want area rugs better tear out the carpet, put in hardwood floors and then use some of the anti-slide methods. Or sell the area rug and get rid of the headache.
    Sorry, but that is the truth I learned long ago.
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  • RE: How to keep big area rugs from sliding...?
    Thanks everyone!
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    Rebecca

  • RE: How to keep big area rugs from sliding...?
    Why not just buy double back carpet tape and put a strip across either end of area rug?
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  • RE: How to keep big area rugs from sliding...?
    PG, we tried that and it does not work for very long. My mother's apartment in Germany had very thin wall to wall carpeting and her large are rugs had heavy furniture sitting on them. On one side of the room sa big cabinet (Schrank) filled with books and also glass ware, a sofa on the other side of the room had it's front on the rug and the darn thing still wrinkled and tried to "walk" in that one direction. It is like fighting a losing battle.
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  • RE: How to keep big area rugs from sliding...?
    I have a thin, rubber grid under my area oriental on top of living room carpeting and have no creeping or wrinkle problem. Did not want to use the tape on oriental but have used it successfully on others.
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