How to keep area rugs from slipping on wood floors?

October 11, 2010 by
Filed under: Area Rugs 

Question by L Z: How to keep area rugs from slipping on wood floors?

I installed wood floors for the dogs. It makes for easy clean up of accidents. However I did not think ahead to the dogs comfort of play. They slid on wood DUH! So I put down multiple area rugs. I have no slip pads double taped to the underside but they roll up, peel off and slide if the dogs don’t specificly hit the area that the pad is under. I’ve looked online for something that will guarantee the rugs to stay in place and maybe cut down on noise but they are crazy expensive. My husband wanted to double side tape them directly to the floor but that will ruin the floor. Because we have to be able to regularly remove the rugs to clean underneath them as well as the rugs themselves because if it’s not an accident they are tracking mud in. Please help.

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Answer by ivan dog
a good quality double sided tape will not harm hardwood floors


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6 Comments on How to keep area rugs from slipping on wood floors?

  1. mlsaj84 on Mon, 11th Oct 2010 5:48 pm

    They make those non skid pads maybe you should just get a different non slip pad. Sorry not a good answer all I could think of.

  2. pbear i on Mon, 11th Oct 2010 6:10 pm

    there is a tape made just for this purpose ..try to locate it at a carpet store or home depot.


  3. lvdgslilchief on Mon, 11th Oct 2010 7:09 pm

    well you can tack the rugs down,
    or get rubber backing rugs that is
    for indoor & outdoor use,

  4. Felieca C on Mon, 11th Oct 2010 7:59 pm

    Use the double sided tape to adhere the rugs to the floor. Mineral spirits will remove any adhesive residue and not harm your floors.

  5. Stardust Fairy on Mon, 11th Oct 2010 8:16 pm

    You could try the rubber self liners. You could find them in Walmart or any Dollar General. You might need to get a few if the rug is big.

    Good Luck.

  6. country boy on Mon, 11th Oct 2010 8:28 pm

    i would get a large sheet of rubber and then cut to fit under the rugs because rubber does not slide on anything that should not cause any more rugs sliding and should cut down on the noise

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