Getting a rug to stay put on carpet

sashasmommyMarch 10, 2011

We need to put an area rug in front of the door to protect the carpet. When I did this in my old house, I tried using that sticky backing so that it wouldn't move, but it still worked its way crooked little by little and then straightening it was not easy because of the sticky thing. What are your tricks to keeping the rug in place when it's on carpet and people are walking on it alot?

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I have been looking at rug pads for 2 days for my hardwood floors. In my searches, I noticed some pads made specifically for carpet. Here is a link to some

Here is a link that might be useful: Rug pad for carpet

    Bookmark   March 10, 2011 at 10:40AM
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Ours for the most part doesn't move. There is just one spot that bunches up in front of the couch where the dog always lays. So I haven't used anything yet.

Now don't laugh to mother got tired of her area rug walking on her carpet so she stapled it to the floor. Yes, stapled. And it didn't help the problem. Some days I question her thinking. LOL

    Bookmark   March 10, 2011 at 11:20AM
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I'm not laughing, I actually considered that!!! Good to know it doesn't work.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2011 at 11:27AM
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We have a large area rug and it was wrinkling a bit (moving) on the carpet, so we were told by the rug salesman to add a rug pad. We bought the one he recommended and there's no more wrinkling/moving.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2011 at 1:55PM
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There are pads for rugs on carpet and there are different pads for rugs on floor. Make sure you get the right kind.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2011 at 2:09PM
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I just researched this--how to get my new area rugs (I'm in a new house with hardwood floors for the first time ever) to stay put on top of their pads since the ones in my kitchen try to walk off the pad. Anyway, the answer I've found is CARPET TAPE. I haven't tried it yet--just last night found the answer (or what I hope is the answer). It's double-sided. I found some listed on Now to research which brand to try......

    Bookmark   March 10, 2011 at 4:12PM
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Thanks for all the input... tracey, please try to post a reply to this post when you decide which kind you're going to get! Thanks!

    Bookmark   March 10, 2011 at 9:35PM
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This one seems to have the most reviewers, mostly saying good things. It'll probably be the one I try. I'll let you know..........(if I can remember by then!)

Here is a link that might be useful: Intertape 9970 Indoor Carpet Tape

    Bookmark   March 10, 2011 at 9:54PM
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