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OK people, a strange bit of advise please.

We have a large rug on top of a carpet, and it's always slipping.
I've had a look on-line, But as it's a large-ish rug, I can't see anything that would suffice.
Just wondering if anyone here has had the same problem and can recommend something?
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How large is it?
Can you use 2 or 3 of the smaller ones?
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How about Heavy duty Double sided Sticky carpet tape? The Genuine article is listed on Amazon for just over 6 pounds
But If your budget is small there is a sellotape type option @ an average 4 to 6 pounds https://goo.gl/wcc2oH

Option 3 Ask a Carpet fitter or Hardware store /B&Q,Wickes, Might Beat that price ?
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Hello,


Places like Dunelm sell these anti slip mats which we use for rugs on laminate and vinyl flooring and find it very good.


Just moved a rug and anitslip mat onto a carpet and it does seems to work, though expect short pile carpet will be better than long.


For the best hold, using a anti slip mat nearly as big as the rug is recommended.



http://www.dunelm.com/product/rug-an...i%20slip%20rug
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OK people, a strange bit of advise please.

We have a large rug on top of a carpet, and it's always slipping.
I've had a look on-line, But as it's a large-ish rug, I can't see anything that would suffice.
Just wondering if anyone here has had the same problem and can recommend something?
Bob, we have exactly the same problem as you.

Even our carpet fitter could not and did not know of anything which would alleviate the problem and he has been in the business for many years.

The worst is the rug on the hallway carpet near the front door which I am forever re-positioning with the large-ish rug in the lounge in front of the firepalce being a lesser problem. But still I have to move that one too.

I think it`s a problem we both have to live with. None of the anti-slip units available for rugs on wooden floors worked for us.
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Default Re: rug anti slip material?

This is an age old issue and there is no perfect cure apart from nailing the rug down with mushroom head carpet nails. It's caused by the pile on the underlying carpet having a built in tendency to collapse in one direction when you tread on it, and then spring back up when the load is removed so that it has a ratchet effect in pushing the rug in one direction.

Corner grips with teeth don't work. Heavy duty double sided tape slows the movement considerably but it will creep a little and if you lift the rug to reposition it, the tape will not stick again - you have to replace it.

Stopping rugs sliding on vinyl or laminate floors is much easier and tape or suction pads work fine.
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Thanks or you interest guys.
I have now ordered these from Amazon............
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

stupidly I didn't read the reviews first though, Which aren't very good.
Oh well I'll give it a go, and see what happens.
Might be able to return them if the sticky bit doesn't get ruined.
If not, it hasn't broken the bank
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It says they are for rugs om Medium Pile. That's the catch. Medium looppile maybe ok, good quality cut pile - no way.
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Yes, mine's a rug on a bit less than medium pile.
I'll make a decision when they arrive.
Then send them back if I think NO way.
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Default Re: rug anti slip material?

Weíve had similar problems, there are many factors that make matters worse. If the underside carpet is long pile or artificial fibres, the lay of the carpet can affect things too.

Have you tried turning the top carpet so it lays 180 in the opposite direction? That would be a very simple solution. Doing that in conjunction with the rubber mesh-like mats you can buy may also help, but itís never going to be perfect.

The top mat is moving because as people walk on it they are pushing it down into the pile of the bottom carpet, their foot lifts, the carpet lifts up again and in-so-doing shuffles the top mat along a little - by how much depends on the depth of the pile of the under carpet.

Personally I would not recommend the double sided tape idea. I did that once, then (after it too failed) took it up and had one hell of a job getting rid of the sticky!
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