by Ron Hazelton on January 11, 2017 in News
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When placed on a laminate or wood floor, a rug can easily slip out from underneath as you walk on it. This can be a hazard. This simple tip will show you how to stop rugs from slipping.
I had this problem years ago and just put a coat of (whatever it is advertised to dip your tool handles in) on the rug, let it dry and no problems. It even washed, but I did not put it in the drier. This ole lady figured it out by herself!
I just sprayed all of mine with SUPER GRIP non-skid Fabric Coating by Performix....it works with even rugs that have no matting whatsoever on backing too!
Red Green would just duct tape the rug to the floor!
If I may, and I don't mean put on airs, but I use museum paste to hold the backing to the rug. I can pull the rug off easily for washing and then tack it back down again. After a few uses, I can easily remove the few spots of museum paste and put down fresh ones.
Mine has special parking for HD Pros. I joined just for the parking.
Ron, I love your stuff. You are, IMHO, simply the best home improvement expert on the air, bar none, even those snooty PBS guys from Boston. SO, please, don't park in the fire lane. You are an example to everyone.
What did you do wrong?? lol
Great idea I have slippery rugs right now BUT one big question is what happens to the backing and two sided sticking tape when it comes time to WASH the rug???
Agreed. I know this may be for the video but it appears it was noticed immediately.
You really do not understand what it takes to 'shoot' video clips like these.... how many 'takes' it takes to actually get the end result wanted... I do agree that the film editor was not watching for all the details, but the point was made none the less.
Too bad it happened in your own house Ron. There's no one to sue!
Who washes rugs??
My wife puts one of these slip resistant pads under our throw rugs. After seeing this video several years ago I suggested my doing this to all our throw rugs. My wife immediately said "absolutely not" I wash the rugs every six months or so and the taped on pad will make that impractical.
Ok here the best solution. Sew it on with some heavy thread!For the people that think Ron parks in the fire lane all the time you need to get a life.... It's just a video. Thanks Ron for all of your videos!
Ace has the personal help and will charge you for the service. I use my hands and refuse to get the plastic bag for everything from a store. I have pockets and have used the kangaroo method. In my shirt under the shirt. Keep the receipt.
My Home Depot does not have valet service. Except for a hooker (tow truck) !
I HAVE HERD OF GLUING CANNING JAR RINGS TO THE BACK SIDE,, THEN LAY OUT TO DRY!?!??!?!
Paint on a product called-- Gripcote.
Use a tube of silicone caulk! Run a few rows of it on the back side, then wait for it to dry. No more slipping!
Nah. No problem. That would give Ron reason to make a video on repairing screw holes in your floor.
That's a better idea yet. Thanks for sharing it.
Instead of double sided tape, use a Hot-Melt Glue Gun and glue the backing to the carpet. Apply backing as you go, over repeated squares of glue. Press backing onto glue using a putty knifem so you don't burn your fingers. I've done this and it washes well.
How about a rug runner that creeps along as traffic passes over it. We have runners that we constantly have to put back in place because as we walk on them, the pile of the rug causes it to go in the direction the pile lays. It is concrete underneath the rugs, so screwing them down isn't a good option.
What about carpet tape (double stick)? And if you need to wash the carpet just peel off the tape.
Parked in the fire lane on driver's side but when he came out the van was turned around to passenger side! Attention to details Ron. But don't park there to start with.
This is perfect fix for the rug in our foyer! Agree with the statements below for when washing kitchen rugs, but I've found it is somewhat senseless to purchase a rug for the kitchen. They make so many wipe-off mats now for that room.
I was just thinking about the rubber liner for my cabinets I get at the $$ store and use double sided tape to hold it. Good Idea thanks everybody for putting in your 2 cents...lol going today...
How washable is it?
There is or was a TV series PARKING WARS. PA is featured in some episodes. There have been episodes with private towing companies will tow your vehicle. They will charge you about $65 to unhook you and charge you to get out of their lot.
I did this on a vinyl mat in kitchen worked fine!!
I agree. first time in the washer & there goes the tape...or at the very least, its ability to stick.
that's the lazy man's/redneck way of doing things...and if you wish to move the rug, you now have holes in the floor that look hideous
maybe that is why she's your ex - wife?Or,Maybe she just deserves someone that will treat her right....
I would NEVER, EVER, leave a rug without a rubber backing....I love my wife too much to see her get hurt...
never thought about the double sided tape tho...great idea!
Good job, love your videos.
Looks good, until the rug needs to be washed
Our mattress slips on the box spring and when it hangs over the edge a bit the mattress bends down enough that I rolled out of bed last week and hit my head and ribs on the quilt rack! That rubber pad would be wonderful between the mattress and box spring. Think I will try it!
Well that pad is not cheap when you need to hold large area rugs down. I tried 2 kinds and nothing held. I wanted the area rugs over light colored carpet, Finally got double stick tape and taped the area rug to the carpet... Now if and when I want to replace the carpet I guess the area rug may be usable but the carpet will probably be ruined. I can still clean both and nothing moves. The backing really is pretty useless.
it's not the first time...
All fine and dandy until you need to wash the rug. Unless you are doing a spot-clean, you will have to remove all the double-sided tape before throwing it into the washing machine, and then go back and attach all new double-sided tape again. Maybe just putting a couple of pieces of double-sided tape to the floor itself and laying the rug on top of it would work. It's easier than going through all that tape and measuring to attach it to the rug. Maybe this is one project Ron should have passed on.
I hold mine down with 32-16 penny nails! I could use 33 but that would probably be overkill...
Dude, he hurt his back when he fell...
I've used left over mating while wood working to help against wood sliding while planning or sanding.
Were you still safe when she got back on her feet?.. or was she even MADDER?...
Another Quick Fix. - Drive a drywall screw in each corner.I you want to be fancy, --- Use finishing washers.
You probably did that by chasing too many young women.---I'm 74 and I hope I'm still chasing them when I'm your age. 8-)
Did you ever consider using the double sided tape to tape your cats in on location, somewhere out of the way.:?
Dear Ron, Your timing is impeccable!
I just (yesterday) bought "Save your feet: save your floor, anti-fatigue foam floor mats" for the kitchen sink area, where I often end up standing for several hours making meals and cleaning up afterwards.
Because I have cats, I tossed a long throw rug over the floor mats so the cats won't be tempted to scratch the mats. Now, having seen your video, I'll buy the 2-sided sticky tape to secure the slip resistant material.
I really appreciate the way you show how to do things. Special Thanks to YOU and Happy Mother's Day to your Wife, for your FREE & HELPFUL INSTRUCTIONS!Sincerely,
Thanks for all the great tips. John
Love writing those fire lane tickets to folks who ignore the lane warning.
My ex slipped on a throw rug when she was chasing me with a rolling pin, giving me time to escape...I`m leaving the rugs loose!
EXCELLENT idea Shari!!!!Some of the velcro rolls come with sticky tape attached too.
I recently read somewhere that rubber jar lid liners (for canning) sewn onto the back of the rug will do the job. At Walmart you can find this with canning supplies and it's very inexpensive.And if you sew it down well enough it should be washable. But I wouldn't put it in the dryer.
I've moved into a new place with wretched wall to wall and all my small carpets and runners are causing problems The backing Ron uses doesn't work that well on smaller rug on wall to wall carpet.
I hope you get over your fall soon.
Ron must have gotten the idea from a mom. Happy Mother's day to all of you!
Try bending over and straightening the rug out.
Not to mention a huge full size gas guzzling van to get to the store!
Who said to wash it?
No, the tape would not adhere well to the protrusions.
I question if that is a cheaper method. That silicone caulk is pricey Bro. I like your idea though.
That's the best idea Big
It's called rubber stuff to put on the back of area rugs so they won't slip, as seen on Ron Hazelton's help DIY video
LOL Goot one Bro
That's why you can also get it in the tool dept, Bro
Merry Christmas to you and yours also
I love these guys walking through the store shopping cart being pushed, and one little item in the cart. More effort pushing the cart than carrying the two small packages. Ace is the place.....
I'm 88 years old and have slipped on a lot of throw rugs in my lifetime, but now I know how to stop the slip. Thanks Ron. I keep a folder of your great ideas.
Keep the kittens in a box until they get bigger
Get a new rug
We have a runner rug on carpeted floor near front door its seems get moved forward when being walked on. Will this tip work on a carpeted floor with a runner rug.