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Rug keeps slipping on Wood Floor?

I have a smooth wood floor, and I just bought a rug without the rubber or weaved backing and it seems to slip around on the floor. Does anyone have any cheap suggestions that they know actually work to keep it from slipping all over my living room?Thanks!

Answer:

The mats that are used under rugs will make them non slip and make the rugs safe to use. They come in many sizes and can be cut (with scissors)to fit so know your rug size . BUT you must get the type that are made for wood. These are special to allow wood to breathe so they don t stain the wood. They re washable so when they lose their tackiness you wash them and it comes back. The mats are available for rugs over carpet, wood and for hard surfaces, so get the right kind. Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar... GL
Aug 23, 2017
Rugs on smooth floors are a serious safety hazard, I would advise against using them at all. There's loads of people seriously injured every year due to them stepping on a rug only to have it slip from under them. If you must have them, I would suggest that you glue something rubber-based on the base of the mat. Possibly a silly idea, but what about some stick on replacement soles for shoes? They're rubber, and they even come with the glue!
Aug 23, 2017
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Aug 23, 2017
Go to you local hardware/home improvement store and pick up some of the rubber backing. They sell it in rolls by itself. Cut it to shape to fit your rug. It may be in the shelving area, because they also sell it to keep dishes and things from sliding off shelves. Double-sided carpet tape also works, but it can kill your wood floor.
Aug 23, 2017
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.
Aug 23, 2017

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