Nearly broken your neck or a limb before because a rug slid right out from under you? My hand is raised over here! When a heavy piece of furniture is on your rugs, then you’re in good shape. Runners through your hallway though, kitchen rugs, rugs in your entryway – those are the ones that can be a pain to keep in place. I have found the solution though for how to keep rugs from sliding on hardwood floors, tile floors, linoleum and other hard surfaces. Read on to see how easy it is!
This post is sponsored by RugLock, however all opinions are 100% mine. Affiliate links may be contained in this post.
I switched out the rugs in my dining room a while back. I had Grunt Labor and Nicky move one we had downstairs upstairs under the dining room table. I could have done this myself, but when you have free labor around, you should take advantage of it, no?
Both Grunt Labor and Nicky said, this rug is too light (in terms of weight), it’s going to slide around up here on the hardwood. I said they were wrong. The table would keep it in place.
Well, I realized I was the wrong one after about 10 minutes of having the rug in place.
Yes, those words did just taste like vinegar.
The table kept the rug in place where the four legs stood, but other than that, when you took one step on it, the rug went another way.
We put a rug pad under it which helped some, but not completely.
Now, let’s fast forward to my office at the 70’s Landing Pad.
This is one of two rooms in the whole house that didn’t get new floors. It already had the hardwood and while the finish is coming off right in the middle (you can see around the edges of the rug where the finish is wearing away), I just couldn’t justify the money to refinish the floors (it was going to be $500 just for this small space) when it was just that one area. So, I opted to cover most of it with a snazzy leopard print rug I found at a yard sale for $2.
The problem: The rug was sliding all around the room like the floor was it’s own personal slip n’ slide.
And that’s when I heard about RugLock.
RugLock actually tweeted me and said they were in the Chattanooga area too, told me about their product and ask if I wanted to try it out. Yep, I have the perfect place to do just that.
RugLock is a spray that creates a permanent non-slip rug backing which grips to your floor.
Here’s how to use it…
How to Keep Rugs From Slipping
- Painter’s Tape
- Drop cloth
Lay out your drop cloth and place your rug upside down on the drop cloth.
If there’s any dirt or junk on the bottom of the rug, clean that off. A lint roller works well for that.
Run painter’s tape along the edges of the rug to protect the banding or any fringe the rug may have.
Shake the can of RugLock, hold it at knee height and spray it back and forth working your way down the rug.
It should look like snow falling on the rug.
Cover the entire rug with RugLock and let it dry for 8-12 hours.
I let my rug dry overnight, then came back and removed the tape. The back side of the rug will be tacky. This is how it’s supposed to feel. Place your rug where you want it and lock it in place by applying pressure to it.
I walked all around on mine. Yes, I know I have sexy supermodel legs. 😉
You can move the rug at any time. If any of the RugLock sticks to the floor, it can be rubbed off by hand or with a damp cloth. If the rug starts to slide over time, just flip it over and wipe down the backing with a damp cloth, let it dry and the tackiness will return.
Now obviously it’s hard to tell that the rug is really locked into place with just pictures. So I made a quick little video of me pulling, jumping, etc. on the rug. I had to hold the phone myself because no one is ever around to video this stuff for me.
I was seriously impressed by this stuff and can’t wait to try it out on a couple other rugs. So far, this has been the best way I’ve found to keep a rug in place.
RugLock will most likely work best to keep rugs from sliding on hardwood floors, tile floors, laminate floors and linoleum flooring. Since the spray on backing is tacky, I wouldn’t recommend it for carpet.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by RugLock, however all opinions and love of $2 leopard print rugs are 100% mine.