How to Secure Your Accent Rugs8/07/2012
There's this one rug in my life that has sabotaged me many a time. I have rearranged, flipped back over, and altogether spent too much time on this rug. The time had come. It had to be dealt with. That said, I was not at all interested in spending money on having a pad/gripper custom-made for my smallish rug. You see, most readily-made pad/grippers come in larger sizes, such as the ones you commonly see in large living spaces. (Think bedrooms, living rooms, etc.) That's all fine and dandy, but what about us with the little guy rugs?
I have a solution!Well, two, actually. Both methods work equally well, and are really just a matter of personal preference and your particular rug's material.
Method OneOkay, so you know those shelf liners you can put in kitchen cabinets and drawers to keep things from sliding around? Man, I love those things. Like, a deep-hearted, serious love. They're so versatile! But, back to the point. They can be purchased just about anywhere, and are available in a variety of colors and patterns, but hey, that sucker is going on the bottom of your rug, so no need to get fancy.
Now, if the backside of your rug is giving you grief (just like that rug to do that, right...), you'll want to consider a different approach. Lucky for you, this approach is my second method! Woot!
Method TwoDo you like tape? Are you strangely satisfied by the pulling, and the tearing, and the sticking? Yes? Well, today really is your lucky day, because my other method is a roll of tape specifically engineered to keep your scumbag rug where it belongs.
Whichever method you go with, you'll be spending around $10 or less, unless you go with the super fancy rug grippers, but like I said, there's no need for that. I'm telling you, not having that rug slip around and jeopardize my life.... well, there's no going back. Nope. Scumbag Rug stays put, I stay safe, and the world keeps right on spinning.
Is there a rug that's the bane of your existence? Are you planning revenge with the help of shelf liners or rug gripper tape? Do share!
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