To give a sisal or sea-grass area rug some traction, flip it over, and apply lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Once dry, you can safely put down your rug; the rubbery strips will hold it in place.

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Anonymous
February 17, 2014
Although I've not tried this yet, I have heard that you can attach the rubber liners from mason jars to underside of carpets/rugs to keep them from slipping. I guess you could sew them on or glue with gun...not sure of application process...but seems like an inexpensive fix.
Anonymous
August 29, 2013
I did this on three fairly thick rugs in my kitchen and I can feel the ridge lines of the caulk when I walk on the rugs...barefoot OR with shoes. I had SO hoped this would work because my rug liners are constantly 'peeking' from beneath my rugs.
Anonymous
August 19, 2013
I found a product that does something similar but doesn't stain or leave residue on any type of floor, including wooden. It's called GripCote Ultra. I painted the coating to the underside of my rug, and t dried transparent and created a flexible layer that didn't damage or change the way it feels. I can also move it any time I want to and it won't stop sticking. It's also waterproof which is great for the rain. http://www.liquiguard.com/architectural-coatings/gripcote/gripcote-ultra.html
Anonymous
April 23, 2013
Thanks for the directions. I just moved to my new house and I have a lot to clean up and organize. This would definitely help. Doc. B., Allentown dentist
Anonymous
April 23, 2013
Thanks for the directions. I just moved to my new house and I have a lot to clean up and organize. This would definitely help. Doc. B., Allentown dentist
Anonymous
January 4, 2013
this RUINED my hard woods!! It's like the wood pulled all the moisture from the caulk and left an "oil stain" looking mark all OVER my floors! Now we have to sand them down and totally refinish them AGAIN! So mad. Does anyone have any suggestions for getting the "oil stain" off?! I'm practically sick to my stomach.
Anonymous
September 11, 2011
Wouldn't that break apart?
Anonymous
September 9, 2011
As an accessory provider to a major homebuilder, we often place area rugs of all kinds in all places. For security and safety, we use rug grips, sometimes called rug liners, cut to size under the rugs. You can purchase rug to floor for hard surfaces or purchase rug to rug when you want to place a small area rug on top of wall to wall to avoid bunching, puckering and tripping.Cut the grip 1 to 1 1/2" less than the size of the area rug. Buy at Home Depot, Lowe's, Bed Bath & Beyond.
Anonymous
September 9, 2011
I have just bought a 5x8 jute rug which is a bit heavier. Will this work as well? I personally am trying something else be cause I had it around. Drawer liners that grip. I have one small piece under the rug but haven't had it on more than a day. Working fine at this point with just a 6"x4" gripping drawer liner.
Anonymous
September 9, 2011
Here's a very important question: Will the caulk react with the finish on your floor? We have nice factory-finished oak flooring, which has been discolored in places by the backing on rugs and rug liners.
Anonymous
October 25, 2010
I tried this and it works great! I have 3 puppies swho are constantly running thru the house and sliding on the rugs so I thought why not. These rugs are to be professionaly cleaned and I use my steamer to clean them so I don't now if the caulk will stay on or not. I'll just have to wait and see but if I have to do it again, I will.
Anonymous
September 8, 2010
Good idea but does the caulk stay on when you wash them??
Anonymous
September 7, 2010
I used the clear silicon bathroom caulk. BIG mistake!!! The silicon caulk left a VERY slippery residue on our kitchen floor. It took three different cleaners to make our floor safe to walk on. Looks like in the picture they used a DAP brand in white. Both rugs are ruined so I'll have to start over with new rugs :/
Anonymous
September 7, 2010
I would like to know if this will work if the area rug is on carpet? The picture shows hardwood below the area rug....
Anonymous
September 7, 2010
I LOVE the ideas here, but with so many questions, it would be nice if Martha Stewart's People who submit these ideas would follow-up on the many questions that are submitted on the idea pages. Thank you!
Anonymous
September 7, 2010
Pick up some double-sided "carpet tape." it is strong, but removable, and is good for many surfaces, including carpet-on-carpet. I use pieces of it to stick the throw rugs in my bathroom to the tile floor; then I just remove when I want to wash the rugs, and put down new tape.
Anonymous
September 7, 2010
I wish the people at Martha Stewart would respond to people's questions. I LOVE the ideas, but it would be great to get some feedback. Thanks!
Anonymous
September 7, 2010
what about putting the caulk on the floor (assuming it's not carpet). it should easily peel up if you need to.
Anonymous
September 7, 2010
I tried this with an inexpensive cotton rug for the kitchen. It doesn't really make it non-slip, and when you wash it the rest of the load of laundry then smells like the latex. Not a good tip in my opinion. I ended up peeling all of the latex off, thankfully it was a cheap rug.
Anonymous
October 6, 2009
I have a cotton kitchen rug that needs to be machine washable and is always out of place. Would it still be washable if I did this?
Anonymous
September 18, 2009
I'd think that silicone caulk would work better - dry faster than acrylic latex... any thoughts?
Anonymous
September 18, 2009
Would this work on any area rug? And do you have any suggestions for rugs on carpet to keep them in place?
Anonymous
September 18, 2009
You're not caulking it TO the floor, mainemoosie. You let the caulk dry, then put it where you want it, and the rubbery caulk keeps it from sliding all over the floor.
Anonymous
September 18, 2009
what's the deal when it's time to remove this from the rug or floor?
Anonymous
September 18, 2009
Exactly, flybaby - acrylic-latex caulk do NOT act like hot glue at all. SIlicone could be used for manmade carpet, but would damage natural fibers.
MS12462161
September 18, 2009
I don't know that hot glue would dry rubbery. It would dry hard, I think, and not add the "grip" factor.
Anonymous
September 18, 2009
Could you also use hot glue strips? They would be clear and not damage any flooring or be a problem in the wash even if they did come off. No drying time to add either.
MS11997725
September 14, 2008
Could you do this to any kind of rug instead of a rug pad, including persians?
Anonymous
September 11, 2008
Sisal and seagrass rugs should never be exposed to moisture as they are subject to mold and mildew growth when damp. Coiir rugs can be washed, however. Coir is made from the husk of a coconut. It's job in nature is to protect the coconut from nature . Because of this, coir is extremely resistant to water damage, insect infestation, molds and mildew. A coir rug can be taken outside (after a thorough vacuuming) hosed down, soaped up, swept well, hosed again and left to dry in the sun.
Anonymous
September 11, 2008
Sisal or sea-grass rugs would not be washed at any time. The caulk shouldn't hurt any flooring once it is dry. And, it can usually be peeled off if it starts to come off in spots.
Anonymous
September 10, 2008
If anyone knows, can the rug be washed safely?
Anonymous
September 10, 2008
when you wash the rug doesn't the caluk get in your machine?
Anonymous
September 10, 2008
I am wondering if this will do anything to my wood floor underneath the rug.
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
Would this also work on a throw run on a carpet?
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
I've also used this trick on those winter dog socks since most of them are so poorly made.
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
Will the caulking work okay for cheap-ish bathroom rugs that frequently get wet (from dripping feet)?
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
Oh! This idea makes perfect sense and yet I don't think I would have ever thought of it. Thanks for the tip! If you wanted to use those non slip liners sized for rugs for extra padding, I bet you could use the caulk strips to attach the liner to the rug for a permanent hold.
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
Oh! This idea makes perfect sense and yet I don't think I would have ever thought of it. Thanks for the tip! If you wanted to use those non slip liners sized for rugs for extra padding, I bet you could use the caulk strips to attach the liner to the rug for a permanent hold.
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
my husband is afraid this won't dry and either stick the wood floors or scratch them. any comments, suggestions?
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
What does the caulk do to the floor underneath...safe for all types: wood, linoleum, etc.? Can the rug be easily removed later when it's time to wash the floor?
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
Won't the caulk rub off with use of the rug? Couldn't it damage a wood floor with the chemicals, etc from the caulk.
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
Could you do this to any kind of rug instead of a rug pad?
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
Great idea. So simple AND effective! Thanks.
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
This is an awesome idea!! I perchased some area rugs for my bathroom last year, and my dog is constantly rearranging them on me by running and landing on them. This will keep them in place nicely. Thanks!!!
redkurlzz
September 9, 2008
is this safe for all floors?? anyone have any advice on this..bamboo, tile, hardwood...?
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
this idea is GENIUS! I can't even begin to count the number of times I've slipped on rugs!
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
You did it, again! So simple, but I would never have thought of it!
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
Great idea!
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
Can this be used on area rugs made of other fibers? It's a great idea. I hate how some rug pads always want to creep out (like having your slip showing, LOL!) and this would solve that.
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
Can this be used on area rugs made of other fibers? It's a great idea. I hate how some rug pads always want to creep out (like having your slip showing, LOL!) and this would solve that.
Anonymous
September 9, 2008
Smart idea. I will do this!