How to Stop Rugs From Slipping on Carpet Or Hard Floors
Tips on How to Stop your Rugs from Slipping Around
Floor rugs and door mats are used for a variety of reasons in a variety of places. Whether it be for comfort, aesthetics or for the wiping of feet, they almost always have a tendency to move or slip around. Size and weight plays huge role in this, as the heavier and larger the rug the less chance there is for them to move. Not everyone can cater to a huge and heavy rug though, or it may just not fit in the area, and so in this FAQ we will be discussing ways to stop your rugs from slipping!
Rugs Slipping on Carpets
Generally, placing your rug or door mat on a carpeted area can present the most difficulty in terms of preventing movement. This is due to the fact that all carpets have a pile, and this pile makes it much harder to prevent the movement of a rug placed on top of it. Due to the fact that the top surface of the carpet is above the base of the hard floor, the area forms air voids which are compressed down when walked on. This is the main cause for movement of rugs and mats on top of carpeted areas.
Carpet will always move in one direction when compressed, so when a floor area rug or door mat is placed on top and walked on, the pile of the carpet moves sideways, usually making the rug move with it. The taller the pile the more chance of this movement to occur, but if the pile is very dense then the sideways movement can be reduced. Figuring out the density of your carpet can be a great first step to solving the problem of rugs moving around a lot.
Area Rugs Slipping on Hard Floors
Out of all the kinds of flooring, hard floors are by far the easiest to control slippage. Glossy tiles usually represent the most slippery flooring, followed by wood, non-gloss tiles and then vinyl. Keeping this in mind can be key to dealing with rugs that keep moving around in your home. One of the biggest problems with hard floors, however, is that people usually like rugs that have a smooth backing to prevent scratching, which if its thin or light will allow it to slip very easily.
The movement of mats and rugs are a huge problem especially when considering safety, and for this reason alone many manufacturers make floor mats and area rugs with a rubber backing already built in. This rubber backing is designed to prevent slipping without the use of a secondary product, and can be very helpful in high traffic areas that have a glossy or slippery hard floor. Rubber backing can be a problem in and of itself however, as some types of rubber can harden and deteriorate over time if they are maintained incorrectly. Some good base rules to remember is to use cold water when washing them out and to let them dry in the shade. Do not use warm water and do not leave it in the sun to dry, as this can make the rubber backing deteriorate much quicker.
How to Stop Rugs Moving on Carpet
When it comes to stopping rugs moving around on carpeted floors, there are a few different types of products available on the market. Scattermats stock and recommend one very specific type of underlay, based on many years of feedback from our customers as well as self-trials. We recommend the self-adhesive foam rug underlay as one of, if not the, best way to go to prevent rugs moving on carpet flooring.
This rug underlay for carpet is made with a special dry adhesive that will adhere to any surface, and is placed on the underside of your mat or rug before being placed on to the carpeted floor. This will stick it down and stop it from moving as much as possible. This product is available in 60cm and 180cm wide, and is really ideal for hallway runner rugs or event runners, but can also be used with multiple lengths to cover floor area rugs too. When determining specifically how much is needed to cover the runner and stop it from slipping, try and aim to cover around 75% or more. This will generally be enough to stop your runners from moving around too much, but this may change depending on other factors such as foot traffic.
Total grip rug underlay is a must if your door mats, hallway rugs or kid's rugs are moving around too much. This is a white foam rug underlay material which is available in 3 pre-made sizes of 110x180cm, 180x220cm and 180x270cm. This is the same product as is recommended above, but cut into general floor area rug sizes. We strongly recommend this for maximum control of movement, as it covers the majority of your problem rug or mat.
Premium Rug Lock Rug Underlay Video Demonstration
For instruction on how to use this product see this video below
Solution for Rugs moving on Hard floors
To stop rugs from moving around on hard flooring, we recommend a rubber product called Anti-slip matting or rubber grip rug underlay.This product is only suitable for hard floors and is not self-adhesive like the previous product. The rubber underlay is dimpled and open to allow air to circulate and to prevent moisture trapping under the rug. This non-slip matting is placed under the floor rug, ideally covering as much of the rug as possible. If you find that the rug moves off the matting, then you can spot glue it to the back of the area rug using a craft glue.
Anti-Slip Rubber Grip Pad Rug Underlay
This is a white rubber rug grip rug underlay material which is available in 3 pre-made sizes of approximately 110x160cm, 150x220cm and 180x280cm. This also comes in lengths of 75cm or 180cm wide, which can be used for runners. We strongly recommend to make your rug non slip, as the safety of you and your loved ones or employees is paramount. Just place it under your mat or rug and then lay your rug down and that's it!
Rug Grip Rubber Rug Underlay Video Demonstration
For instruction on how to use this product see this video below
The Scattermats team have used all these products on varying types of surfaces and they all perform extremely well. But as with everything, sometimes a 100% fix is not attainable. The best bet is to try and see if any of the above work, or ask a sales representative if they have any additional tips.
The term ‘Scatter Mats’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Unit 6/40 Port Pirie st Bibra Lake. Our ABN is 84008827512. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.
The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of Australia.
WHAT WE COLLECT
We may collect the following information:
First, Middle and Last Name(s)
Contact Information including Email Address
Demographic Information such as Postcode and Postal Address
Other Information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
We require this information to understand your needs and to provide you with a better service. The following reasons help clarify how we use this information:
Internal record keeping so as to keep track of certain trends.
We may use different elements of information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting. This will always be done via Email.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent un-authorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Declining may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at email@example.com
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Shop 6/40 Port Pirie St, Bibra Lake Perth WA 6163.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
LIST OF COOKIES WE COLLECT
The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.
The association with your shopping cart.
Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
Your preferred currency
An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
Stores the Customer Segment ID
A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
You session ID on the server.
Allows guests to edit their orders.
The last category you visited.
The most recent product you have viewed.
Indicates whether a new message has been received.
Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
Information on what polls you have voted on.
The items that you have recently compared.
Information on products you have emailed to friends.
The store view or language you have selected.
The products that you have recently viewed.
An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.