Area rugs are excellent and non-permanent weapons in any home designer’s arsenal against hard flooring. Whether it’s wood or tile, area rugs can add an elegant and cozy feeling to a space if properly utilized. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about the high costs and permanency that come with ripping up floors to install carpet. Nobody likes to constantly bend over to fix, straighten or smooth out a rug. Since the correct placement of area rugs is so important, today’s blog will cover three simple ways to keep area rugs from shifting and moving around.
One common solution to roaming carpets is non-slide rug pads. This product is often available and can be cut into multiple sizes to perfectly fit your rugs. These pads add traction between rugs and slippery floors, which allows the rugs some resilience to movement.
Another similar solution to sliding rugs is rubber shelf liner. If cut to the correct size, shelf or drawer liner is also very good at providing a similar traction to rugs as the non-slide rug pads. This makes it a great option in case you are unable to acquire rug pads.
Our third and final option for keeping rugs stationary is double sided masking tape. This is especially useful on hardwood or laminate floors. While masking tape is really good at keeping rugs from shifting, it is also a disposable option. The downside is that it will also require replacement every time you wish to pick up or move the rug. Low cost keeps this option very popular.
Now that you have a better idea of how to prevent them from moving, it may be time to rearrange or add area rugs to your home. Do you have any other rug related issues in your home? Tell us in the comments below!