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No More Slipping and Sliding: How to Keep Your Rug in Place on Carpet

Nothing can enhance the look of a room more than a beautiful area rug, but there's nothing more frustrating than a rug that won't stay put. Especially if you have gorgeous rugs, the last thing you want is for them to slip and slide around on your carpet, especially when you've invested so much time and money in them. Fear not, as we've got some working tips on how to stop your rug from moving on carpet.

Rug pads

One of the most effective and simplest ways to keep your rug in place on carpet is by using rug pads. These are adhesive or non-adhesive pads that can be placed between the rug and the carpet to create friction and prevent the rug from slipping. Rug pads come in different sizes and thicknesses, so choose the one that's suitable for your rug size and thickness. The general rule of thumb is that the rug pad should be slightly smaller than the rug to avoid tripping over the edges.

Velcro strips

Velcro strips can also be a great solution for keeping the rug in place. You can either stick the Velcro to the bottom of the rug or attach it to the carpet. The key is to choose a heavy-duty Velcro that will hold up against the weight and movement of the rug. To attach the Velcro strips to the carpet, clean the area where you want to place the strip and allow it to dry completely before sticking the Velcro to it.

Double-sided carpet tape

Another brilliant hack to keep your rug from moving on top of your carpet is to use double-sided carpet tape. This tap, also known as carpet seam tape is typically used to join two pieces of carpet together. Apply the double-sided tape around the edges of the rug and press them firmly onto the carpet, ensuring that the tape is evenly spaced and not overlapping.


If your rug is under furniture, then you can use the furniture's weight to keep it in place. The weight of the furniture will press down on the rug and create enough friction to keep it from sliding around. I you don't want to keep furniture on top of your rugs, you can use a furniture stopper to maintain the same result. These stoppers are placed under the legs of the furniture to prevent them from moving.

Gripper rods

Finally, another professional remedy to stop your rug from moving on carpet is to install gripper rods. Gripper rods are metal rods used to hold the edges of the carpet in place. They can be easily installed with small tacks and are highly effective in keeping the rug secure. To install them, measure the length of the rug and cut the gripper rod to size, then place it under the carpet and attach it with tacks at intervals, finally, press the rug down onto the tacks.


Whether you use rug pads, Velcro strips, double-sided carpet tape, furniture stoppers, or gripper rods, there's a solution to keep your rug in place on carpet. You no longer have to deal with the frustration of slipping and sliding rugs, as these tips will keep your space organized and safe. Remember, owning a beautiful Turkish rug is a worthwhile investment, and it deserves the care and attention to keep it looking immaculate. With these tips, you can ensure that your rug stays put and keeps your space looking luxuriously stylish.

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