Q&A: I bought a carpet runner that was rolled. How do I get the crinkles out?

July 20, 2012 by
Filed under: Carpet Runner 


Question by Esther M: I bought a carpet runner that was rolled. How do I get the crinkles out?

Best answer:

Answer by muncie birder
A couple of steps to consider are laying it flat and maybe they will relax over a couple of days. Also you might try reverse rolling it.

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19 Comments on Q&A: I bought a carpet runner that was rolled. How do I get the crinkles out?

  1. SmileyCat on Fri, 20th Jul 2012 9:36 pm

    Simple….lay it outside for a bit. Bottom side up…the sun’ll flatin’ it!
    Kinda like how if you lay a hose out in the sun it makes it more pliable to wind up!!

    SmileyCat : )

  2. MANNY on Fri, 20th Jul 2012 10:27 pm

    steam vac always works wonders for my wife.

  3. JAY D on Fri, 20th Jul 2012 11:16 pm

    put a towel on it an use a hot iron

  4. magician on Fri, 20th Jul 2012 11:30 pm

    Lay some heavy books on ends

  5. dadizgirlz on Fri, 20th Jul 2012 11:59 pm

    Maybe you could stick it between your bed matress for a day or two…

  6. ddy'sgrl77 on Sat, 21st Jul 2012 12:12 am

    If it is a better quality runner then it will probably take a short time for it to flatten out, just make sure people are aware and don’t trip, seriously. I’m assuming you are speaking of the plastic?

  7. tuckernorma@sbcglobal.net on Sat, 21st Jul 2012 12:13 am

    lay the runner out flat and if it tries to reroll put a heavy book on to keep flat It will be flat in a few days

  8. the Goddess Angel on Sat, 21st Jul 2012 12:16 am

    Roll it the opposite way for a day, then roll it out on the wrong side. If it is still crinkled, anchor it on the wrong side for another day. It sohould straighten.

  9. Jesseybean on Sat, 21st Jul 2012 1:00 am

    Put it upside down. It will flatten out in a few days.

  10. boringsadlife on Sat, 21st Jul 2012 1:18 am

    keep something heavy on the corners.

  11. hottie_wit_a_botti on Sat, 21st Jul 2012 1:34 am

    use an iron!!

  12. antiekmama on Sat, 21st Jul 2012 2:16 am

    turn it around and keep walking on it till the crinkles are gone.

  13. NanChiat on Sat, 21st Jul 2012 2:58 am

    Turn it against the roll and walk on it that way for a day or two. Works great. Good Luck!

  14. crlynn2002 on Sat, 21st Jul 2012 3:33 am

    just lay it down and it will work its self out.

  15. CRYSTAL S on Sat, 21st Jul 2012 4:26 am

    I had this problem once. The sun answer is my favorite, that should work great, wish I would have thaught of that. But the alternative is to wait and it will relax with time…..I have done this myself. I still like the sun answer.

  16. Auntiejen on Sat, 21st Jul 2012 5:24 am

    THE SUN WILL FADE COLORS. (just a tip)

  17. jacqueandsandee on Sat, 21st Jul 2012 6:10 am

    Use a damp towel and fold it under and on top of the rug end…like folding over a taco. Then take an iron on the steam setting and iron THROUGH the damp towel onto the rug. Make sure you are on a hard flat surface…and make sure the surface can take the steam heat from the iron. If the curl comes back later, then you’ll have to resort to old fashioned tacks or sticky tape to hold em flat.

  18. The Raotor on Sat, 21st Jul 2012 7:08 am

    use ducktape on the back side it may take 2 or more layers but it will stay down

  19. kmonlo7 on Sat, 21st Jul 2012 7:37 am

    I just used carpet tape on the ends and layed it down and it flattened itself out just fine.

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