After spending so much time picking the perfect rug for your living area, you realize that the rug can’t just stay where you place it.
Creeping rugs are very annoying and equally dangerous. They make your space look very untidy and askew. But you have to put rugs on carpets to add more depths to space.
Why are the rugs creeping on the carpets and what is the solution?
We have put together reasons for this creepiness and how to stop it.
One reason why your rugs may be slipping on carpets is that carpets pile is a slant in one direction.
The pile doesn’t stand up straight, so carpet layers allow the carpet pile to lay downwards and towards doorways. When you place a rug on it, the rug will also move downwards towards the pile.
The carpet won’t move because it has been nailed and fastened to its position. But the rug changes location every time someone walks on it.
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This is the most commonly used method probably because you can easily find rug pads everywhere. Get a non-slip rug pad for the most effective result; it prevents dirt from hiding underneath.
Some of these rug pads are coated with adhesives on both sides to help them stick well. They are durable but may not be a final solution for large rugs.
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Caulking and gluing can also keep your rug in place. You can use hot glue and acrylic latex caulk if you choose to use this method.
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You need to be sure you want to attach the other end of the loop to your flooring before you use this method. It is equally effective if done properly.
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This is another excellent technique for holding your rug in place. You just have to design your space to keep the rug in place. Some people place their furniture within the perimeter of where they wish to decorate. You can bring pieces together to make this possible. Some heavy furniture like couches, coffee tables, beds, and dressers can hold down an area rug.
If you do this cleverly, you will not need too many elements to make it work. But this method might not work well for dining rooms because chairs in this area are moved about frequently. And for areas where there will be no furniture, you should consider an underlay.
The type of rug you use matters when it comes to keeping your rug in place. So, it’s important to take a look at things to watch out for when buying a new rug.
Never rush to the store to buy a rug without measuring the space you want to place it. If you buy a rug too big, you will have to curl up the sides and this will make your rug a runner.
Also, consider the arrangement of your furniture and how it will rest on the rug. If you want to use the anchor method to hold the area rug down, you need to get the right size that fits. The rug might still move around or become invisible if it’s too small.
Make sure you buy a rug that will stand out and still maintain its position.
Rugs come in different shapes, which is another significant factor to consider. Use rectangular rugs in rectangular spaces. Don’t get carried away by the beauty of the rug and neglect its shape. Curved rugs will fit well in bathrooms, dining rooms, entryways, family rooms, game rooms, and hallways.
Choose heavy rugs if your budget permits because they are unlikely to move around. Make sure the material you choose is also comfortable to serve you. There are tufted rugs, knotted rugs, woven rugs, and embroidered rugs. The higher the quality of the rug the thicker it tends to be, so go for more top quality.
Rug runners are unpleasant as they make your space look untidy. But you can hold the rug down with any of the methods listed above.
Rug pads are efficient underlay and always available. If you choose to caulk it, make sure that the caulk completely dries before you stick it to the floor. Velcro strips are also effective and long-lasting. If you want to opt for a design to anchor the rug, get the right size, and be creative.