Anchoring small rugs


This has always been a hassle. I bought a $14 sticky rug anchor piece, cut it up and put under small rugs at doors and in bathroom. The anchor stays put, but the damn RUG moves.
Yesterday I saw a liquid rubber product that is applied to the back of rugs; supposedly anchors them. Didn't get the name of the product. Anybody heard of this? Experience?
TIA
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If it comes in a red and white plastic bottle, I've used it and it worked pretty well.
Unfortunately the store where I got it doesn't sell it anymore, and if I remember right I went to the company's website and it's out of business (or I googled it and couldn't find them, don't exactly remember).
Too bad, I wanted more.
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I have a spray made for moving carpets, i forgot the name but any hardware store should have it, it isnt a glue it just makes them not slip
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ransley wrote:

doesn't the stuff on postit notes come in bottles too?
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Its sticky like that, its made for carpets that slip but it doesnt leave a residue on the floors.
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Clear silicone caulk, lay a few beads on the back of the rug and flatten it out with a putty knife, allow to dry.
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If the anchor as marketed totals (say) 30 square inches, the makers may have worked out that a minimum of (say) 20 inches is needed to fasten the rug securely. If so, and if you cut the anchor in half to fasten two rugs, you may find neither piece holds.
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Higgs Boson wrote:

I had the same problem with slickery laminate flooring.
My solution was to buy non-slip rugs (the kind with the rubber backing).
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Yes, but the whole POINT is to salvage a fairly expensive bathroom or kitchen rug set when the rubber backing starts to wear.
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Higgs Boson wrote:

Ah, okay.
* Coat the bottom of the rug with Rubber Cement. Let it dry? (A gallon is about $12) * Velcro?
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OK, the name of the product is FIBER LOCK. Price is $13.10. I'm so annoyed with the failure of the sticky rug anchor that I'm tempted to buy the Fiber Lock and see if it works.

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In wrote:

if you have a hot glue gun, try putting 4 small dime size(or smaller) globs on each corner
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responding to http://www.homeownershub.com/maintenance/Anchoring-small-rugs-460443-.htm FussyHomemaker wrote: I've tried ALL of the liquid products, including an aerosol one. Fiber_lok (rubber sap with some ammonia in it) was a huge disappointment: it came off like dripping mucous when I washed it in the machine, and my rugs slid even more because it dried slick. And the aerosol had no effect whatsoever!!
I love the new brush-on product simply named Rug Anchor. It's a bit expensive, but a little goes a LOT farther than the bottle claims, and it stands up to HOT machine washing and the clothes dryer. My rugs and other things I used it on a couple of years ago are joys now.
By the way, the product's available online only, and the company has discounts on multiple bottles, so you can split an order and save $.
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3M VHB double sided tape. It works very well, but it can mar the finish on the floor depending on the type of floor.
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