How do you keep a rug (or runner) to stay in place when it’s placed on top of carpet?

September 1, 2012 by
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Question by Single Apartment Living: How do you keep a rug (or runner) to stay in place when it’s placed on top of carpet?
The rug (runner) I place on high traffic areas slides with the traffic and must be re-adjusted several times throughout the day.

I’ve tried that sticky stuff you place between the rug and the FLOOR but that doesn’t seem to work on carpets.

I would be great if the rug (or runner) stayed in place or even if it didn’t move as much. Sometimes I find myself readjusting the run (runner) upwards to 6 times a day…for each rug (runner) I have.

Best answer:

Answer by lsc_coffee_2008
Ever been to a modular home show center, and seen the plastic runners all over, to protect the carpet? Well, they have teeth on the back of them. Put one of those on the lower carpet, then put a rubberized carpet pad on that, then put the runner on top. Should stay.

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4 Comments on How do you keep a rug (or runner) to stay in place when it’s placed on top of carpet?

  1. whitefleur369 on Sat, 1st Sep 2012 1:56 am

    Go to Wal-mart and buy some of the rubbery feeling rolls of shelf liner to put under your runners. It should work. I have a piece of it under my husbands recliner as the base is flat and it would slide back and when he put the recliner back it hit the wall. If it’ll hold a recliner in place, it should work for your runners.

  2. jdp12122000 on Sat, 1st Sep 2012 2:51 am

    there’s undergrippers you can buy and cut to fit…. we have them in our kitchen.

  3. julie j on Sat, 1st Sep 2012 3:03 am

    Go to a flooring store and get the rubber non skid runner that is heavier duty. There are good quality ones. The one I have is pretty heavy and sturdy.

  4. scottlouie2000 on Sat, 1st Sep 2012 3:15 am

    double sided tape ,they might have it at home depot ,if not you can go to a carpet supply store and they will have it

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