hallway runner rugs?

July 1, 2011 by
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Runner rugs
by spotzilla

Question by serenityw2004: hallway runner rugs?I have 2 runner rugs in my hallway over my wood floors. There is a carpet pad between them, but I was wondering what I can use to keep them together. They slide apart after a few times walking down the hallway. Any ideas? And for any red necks out there, I’ve already tried duct tape.

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Answer by sweetdania
i think that in home depot you can find something for that purpose.

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  1. RugManRobert on Fri, 1st Jul 2011 1:11 pm

    I know this sounds obvious, but you either have one of three things going on here, take a look at how to break down the problem:

    If just the pad is moving, the pad is either too old (dried out) or dusty. The rubber of the padding needs to make good, clean contact with your floor. Wash and dry both your floor and padding free of debris using a damp cloth. Do not use harsh cleaning agents for the washing of your floor or pad as they may “melt” the rubber of the padding over a period of time. Allow time for both your padding and floor to dry prior to putting the rug back!

    If just the rug moves but the padding stays in place, the padding is doing its job. The problem could be one of two things. First, the padding may be slightly too big not allowing the carpet to overhang the pad as it should. Check to make sure the pad is 1.5″ shorter all around the perimeter of the rug. Secondly, there may not be enough friction between the face of the pad and the back of the rug. Consider duct taping the back of the rug to the pad in the corners as seen at the bottom of this post.

    If both the pad and the rug move together, there is good chance that it is a combination of some of the issues above. Adjust accordingly.

    There are double sided rug pads which have adhesive on both sides, although this is intended for carpet to carpet. You will probably do some damage to your rug and floor if this is used, and stays in place for an extended period of time. I usually do not recommend it myself.

    Best of luck

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