A few months ago I bought some new rugs for our kitchen, but there was a problem…
they were slippery!
I have always had good luck using those waffle weave type no slip rug pads. However, this time, though they stuck in place to the floor, this slippery rug just slipped right off the ‘no slip rug pad’. Not only did that become an eyesore with the rug pad exposed a couple inches, it also became a tripping hazzard as the rug moved onto the wood floor and got even more slippery with nothing under it to hold it.
I love the new rugs. They are a relatively inexpensive flat weave with the pattern of an oriental rug printed on the fabric. But it’s the back that is the slippery problem.
It feels like a soft brushed denim type of fabric, and it just wouldn’t grip onto the normal no slip rug pad.
My daughter-in-law had a great suggestion…
Of course! I’ve used that before and sort of forgot about it.
I opted for this highly-rated XFasten Carpet Tape because it’s supposed to have superior holding power but not damage the floor finish. If anything would work on this slippery rug, this should be it.
After cleaning the floor and vacumming the front and back of the rug, I laid the rugs in place. I then carefully folded back the end, careful to not move the rug out of the desired placement.
Next I cut a strip of the carpet tape just a bit shorter than the width of the rug.
Sticky side down, I pressed it into place.
The wax paper backing was super easy to remove.
Then I laid the rug back down on the wood floor and pressed the carpet tape to it, securing the rug.
After I was done with the carpet tape project, I was left with sticky residue on my scissors…
That was easily resolved with this very simple trick my mother taught me on how to remove sticky residue.
So far, so good!
It’s been 3 hours and the rugs are staying put.
Okay, so I haven’t had much time to test the carpet tape working on this slippery rug situation, but as the days progress, I will come back and update this post with my found results.
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