by John McLeod on January 25, 2014 in News
by Ron Hazelton on November 19, 2013 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.
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.