How to Stop My Rug from Slipping
You may be asking yourself, my rug keeps moving and/or slipping what do I do?
Unfortunately depending on the type of flooring you have rugs almost always have a tendency to move or slip. The size and weight is one factor you should keep in mind when purchasing a rug as this can determine whether it will move around or not.
However, not everyone can accommodate a large, heavy rug, or it might just not fit in the space. If you find yourself preferring lighter more portable rugs we at Adore rugs have curated a few tips to stop your rug from moving around!

What's the Easiest Way to Stop My Rug From Slipping?

Anti-Slip Underlay

The anti-slip 100 is the perfect underlay to stop rugs from slipping and is possibly the easiest all round solution we have to stop slippage. It acts as an underlay which is ideal for both carpet and hard floors as they are designed to not damage your flooring. Simply place it underneath your rug and it will stop the rug from moving.

This underlay is lightweight to ensure you can easily remove them and clean underneath when needed. It also comes in various sizes to accommodate all the different rug sizes available, these include: 70x140cm, 110x160cm, 150x220cm, 190x280cm.

Rugs with Rubber Backing

Many manufacturers produce floor mats and area rugs with a rubber backing already built in. This rubber backing can be very useful in high traffic areas with a glossy or slick hard floor because it is made to prevent slipping without the use of a secondary product. Our Machine washable rugs come in built with rubber backing for this reason!

Rubber backing, however, can be an issue in and of itself since, if improperly maintained, some varieties of rubber can harden and degrade with time. Use cold water while cleaning them, and allow them to dry in the shade (Always check the label prior to washing these rugs).

Why Does My Rug Slip on Carpet?

Generally speaking, it can be hardest to stop movement when setting your rug on top of carpet. This is because all carpets have a pile, and the pile makes it considerably more difficult to stop a rug placed on top of it from moving. The area creates air gaps that are compressed down when walked on because the top surface of the carpet is higher than the base of the floor which is the main reason rugs and mats move on top of carpeted areas.

When pressed, carpet always goes in one direction, therefore when a floor area rug or door mat is placed on top and walked on, the carpet's pile often moves sideways, causing the rug to move along with it. The likelihood of this movement increasing with pile height can be mitigated by making the pile extremely dense. Finding out your carpet's density can be a wonderful place to start if you have carpets that frequently move around.

Why Does My Rug Slip on Hard Floors and Tiles?

Hard floors are by far the simplest type of flooring for slippage prevention. The most slick flooring is typically made of tiles, timber, hybrid, laminate and vinyl. The solution to dealing with rugs that keep shifting around in your house may lie in remembering this. However, one of the main issues with hard flooring is that people typically like rugs with a smooth backing to minimise scratching, which, if it's thin or light, will allow it to slip very easily.