Are you tired of constantly adjusting your rugs and worrying about tripping hazards? A slipping rug not only looks unsightly but can also be a safety hazard. Fortunately, there are simple solutions to stop rugs from slipping and keep them in place on both carpeted and wooden floors. In this guide, we'll cover why it's safer to prevent rugs from slipping and five easy ways to stop rugs from moving. We'll also discuss how to stop a rug from moving on carpet and wooden floors, as well as which rug material is the least slippery.
A slipping rug can be a serious safety concern, especially if you have young children or elderly individuals in your home. A rug that moves underfoot can cause a person to trip or slip, potentially leading to injury. Additionally, a rug that slips can cause furniture to move or wobble, making it more likely to topple over. Therefore, it's important to take steps to prevent your rug from moving and create a safer environment in your home. Not only can slippy rugs be the cause of dangerous safety hazards, but rugs with creases and bends can also cause people to trip over – before you stick your rug down, make sure to check out our guide on how to flatten a rug to make sure it’s completely flat beforehand!
We wouldn’t recommend using heavy furniture to weigh down your rug either, as this can leave some unsightly dent marks on your lovely rug! Check out our carpet care guide for some of the ways you can get rid of furniture marks if you’ve already tried this.
Rugs tend to slip and slide more easily on carpeted floors due to the lack of friction. Here are some ways to prevent your rug from moving on carpet:
While wooden floors provide more friction than carpets, they can still be slippery for rugs. Here are some ways to keep your rugs in place on wooden floors:
Some rug materials are naturally less slippery than others. Here are a few rug materials less likely to slip and slide:
There are different ways to stop your rug from slipping and with these tips, you can enjoy a beautiful and safe home environment. And if you’ve got several rugs you want to try out in a space, check out our guide on the art of layering rugs, which is really easy when you use some of these different methods to stick them all down. Pop into your local Tapi store today to find the perfect carpet pile for your brand new rug – we can use our carpet whipping service to take your favourite style and turn it into a cosy custom rug for any spot in your home!