My Rugs Keep Moving


Old 01-11-20, 08:56 AM
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My Rugs Keep Moving

I have 2 rugs on the floor in the carpeted living room.
They move by themselves...LOL. I know it sounds funny but they do.
They both shift to the left. I tried putting the stuff on the back of the rugs so they won't slide but they still eventually move.
Can anyone tell me what's causing this and how can I fix it?
Sometimes I get so frustrated that I want to take screws and screw them down.

I had new carpet put in a couple of years ago if that makes any difference.
Thank you.
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Old 01-11-20, 09:04 AM
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You pad must not be non slip... They have ones that are sticky enough not to slip.
Old 01-11-20, 10:33 AM
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I have 2 rugs on the floor in the carpeted living room.
Rugs on rugs are going to move no matter what you do. Unlike a hard floor where the gripper pad can grab onto a solid stationary surface the rug moves when walked on!

The smaller the rugs, the more it will move!
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Can anyone tell me what's causing this and how can I fix it?
The carpet has a "grain" or piling direction.
The rug on TOP will move in the direction the piling is facing.

Friction from walking on the rug, vibrations, expansion / contraction from heating-cooling will cause the rug to "ratchet" in the direction of the carpet piling.

Aside from actually stitching one edge of the rug to the carpet with a large curved canvas needle, there's not much you can do.
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Old 01-12-20, 06:24 AM
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The rugs on top will ruin the carpet. You are never supposed to put throw rugs on top of carpet.
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