How to Eliminate a Common Frustration with Rugs
If your rug or welcome mat slips and slides every time it’s used, here’s the inexpensive fix I’ve been using for months! No more frustration at the rug moving around.
We have 2 problem rugs in our house and they are both in the kitchen/sunroom where we have tile floors. The runner in the kitchen irks me when it’s not straight. But it’s also a slight slip risk.
The simple entry rug we have inside our back door is very slippery even when you’re being careful. I’ve tried numerous things to keep them from sliding around.
At one point we had Glue Dots* that worked really well but you could not lift up the rug to clean underneath and put it back.
Let’s be honest, I didn’t clean under them that much anyway, but it’d be nice to have the option! So next I tried a regular old, rubbery, open weave rug pad. And that prevented slipping but it always crept out from under the entry rug and runner. We were constantly adjusting it!😳
Enter Never Curl
So I hit up the internet to solve my problem as one tends to do. After a little research and checking out reviews on various products, I found Never Curl*. It’s just 4 double-sided pads that go on the corners of a rug and keep it from sliding around.
And now I’ll never look back!
I originally ordered 1 pack just for the kitchen runner because it was the biggest headache of the two. But then being home all day every day starting at the end of March gave me more opportunities to be irritated by the entry rug.🤪
And when there are situations driving me nuts that I can’t control (hello stay-at-home order!), I look for things I can control. Like a sliding entry rug! There’s some $12 therapy for ya!
Oh! And they are renewable. So if you pull up the rug to sweep or mop, you can wipe any fuzzies off the rug gripper and it will be sticky again and hold everything in place!🙌🏻
Lastly, since our entry rug is a pretty thin, flat woven rug, I was concerned about seeing the outline of the gripper from the top. But, thankfully, that is not the case!
This post is not sponsored though there are some affiliate links! I just love sharing these random things that have ‘changed my life’ with you! I hope you find them useful now and in the future!
Thanks for Checking In! ~Chelsea
Brian C. says
Good cure for the rug problem, but a little pricy.
Chelsea Lipford Wolf says
It’s a small price to pay to stop cursing at your rug every time it moves.😅
Barbara Johnson says
So what about when you want to wash the rug? A kitchen rug can get pretty icky and needs at least an occasional washing and I would guess it is the same for an entry rug. Are they reusable? Can they go through the washer and still work?
Chelsea Lipford Wolf says
Yes they are reusable Barbara! They stick to the floor when you pull the rug up. Then you can wipe the sticky pads off to re-activate them when your rug is clean and ready to be put back down! Miss ya! ~Chelsea
Ann Head says
Hi Chelsea, my comment doesn’t pertain to the topic of slippery rugs. I have a question I hope you can assist me with. My husband and I are both in are mid 70’s. We currently have carpeting throughout our home. Considering replacing with new flooring planks in Great Room and Hallway. We have heard so many pros and cons about the safety issue for us, (I have a mobility issue) they are slippery, they echo and in winter make the room very chilly. The chilliness, would be helped with a large area rug. At least thats what we have talked about. Can you shed some light on these pros and cons. So we can hopefully make a decision on this. We watch your weekly show with your Dad, and enjoy it so very much. I wish we could afford to have you help with some improvements. Hope to hear from you regarding our indecision. Thank you in advance.