Why does my area rug move? How can I stop it?

January 6, 2014 by
Filed under: Large Area Rugs 

Question by wawawebis: Why does my area rug move? How can I stop it?
I have a large area rug on top of a wall to wall carpet. It has furniture on it but it still keeps wrinkling up. Why? How can I stop this?

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Answer by Maryn Bittner
The flibers of the two rugs glide against one another too easily, encouraging the top rug to wrinkle or even ‘walk.’

You can lessen this by using a rubber-coated mat under the area rug. Home Depot sells them. It won’t harm either rug.

See one at http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100597412&N=10000003+524088+90401&marketID=90401&locStoreNum=8125

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One Comment on Why does my area rug move? How can I stop it?

  1. pharmd90 on Mon, 6th Jan 2014 6:27 pm

    The rug moves because there is insufficient friction between the rug and floor. The force of walking has enough force to make it move ( we had similar issue with our rugs)

    You can purchase the grippers that you lay between the floor and rug. No glue tape or other adhesive involved. you can buy it at bed bathroom and beyond, home depot (i think)

    Good luck

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