Things You Will Need
- Double sided sticky tape
Rugs are a great way to add character to a room, protect the floor and stop coffee tables from sliding on laminates. The problem is that unless a heavy weight is placed onto the rug it will slip and slide across the floor.
There are a number of systems available for purchase that will keep your rug in place, such as anti-slip rug mats and spray on adhesives, but it is possible to make one cheaply at home.
- Turn the rug upside down so the sticky tape can be applied.
- Attach strips of double sided sticky tape about an inch from the edges, but do not take off the paper backing. For circular rugs, make a cross of sticky tape across the middle.
- Remove the paper backing from the tape and place the rug where required.
- Replace the sticky tape when the rug starts to slip again. The tape will naturally loose its adhesive qualities after a while.
A solvent cleaner can used to remove any sticky marks left by the tape on the floor.