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How to Keep a Rug from Slipping

| Team Tumble

A rug that slips and slides not only poses a safety hazard but also detracts from the cohesive look of your living space. At Tumble, we understand the importance of a secure, non-slip rug, especially in high-traffic areas. That's why we've designed our rugs to come with an accompanying rug pad to ensure your safety and comfort.

The Importance of a Non-Slip Rug

A secure, non-slip rug is fundamental to maintaining both the safety and aesthetic integrity of your home. Slipping rugs are not just minor inconveniences; they represent a significant risk, potentially leading to falls, trips, and other unexpected accidents. These incidents can be particularly dangerous for children, the elderly, or anyone with mobility issues, turning what should be a space of comfort into a hazard zone. By ensuring your rugs stay firmly in place, you're not just preserving the serene atmosphere of your home; you're actively protecting the well-being of everyone in it. Here's how to keep your rug firmly in place, enhancing the beauty and functionality of your home.

Tips to Prevent Rugs From Slipping

Rug Grippers:

For extra security, consider adding rug grippers beneath your Rug. These provide additional grip, making your rug even more stable. However, be aware that over time, the adhesive on gripper pads will wear off, requiring replacement to maintain optimal grip.

Proper Placement:

Place heavy furniture on the edges of larger rugs to help anchor them down. For smaller rugs or runners, ensure they are laid out flat and smooth, with no curled edges. Keep in mind that while this method is effective, it may limit your ability to rearrange furniture freely without having to reposition your rug. This technique can also cause bunching and curling, which can be a pain to remove. 

Regular Maintenance:

Keep the area under your rug clean. Dust and debris can reduce the effectiveness of non-slip pads. Regularly lifting your rug and cleaning underneath can help maintain its grip. However, this requires consistent effort and vigilance, as neglecting regular maintenance can quickly diminish the non-slip qualities of your rug setup.

Mind the Traffic:

In high-traffic areas, consider the pattern of movement and adjust the placement of your rug accordingly. Rugs placed perpendicular to the primary direction of travel tend to move less. While this method can be effective, it may not fully account for all types of movement and activity, especially in very busy households, and might need to be combined with other methods for the best results.

Tumble's Approach to Non-Slip Rugs

rug pad

At Tumble, each of our washable rug sets comes with a custom-fit, cushioned non-slip rug pad. This pad is not just an accessory; it's an integral part of our mission to provide home furnishing that can handle whatever life throws your way. Our non-slip technology ensures that your rug remains firmly in place, regardless of where it's situated in your home.

1. Cushioned Comfort

Our rug pad adds an extra layer of plushness underfoot, making every step more comfortable. The cushioned material provides just the right amount of support, enhancing the overall feel of your rug.

2. Non-Slip Assurance

The rubberized non-slip surface of our rug pad is specifically engineered to keep your rug secure. This is especially crucial in high-traffic areas where slipping is more likely to occur. With Tumble's rug pad, you can move confidently in your space, knowing your rug won't budge. Additionally, we include silicone rug grippers with every set, offering an extra layer of grip to ensure even more stability and peace of mind. These grippers work in tandem with the pad to provide unparalleled non-slip assurance.

3. Easy Assembly

Forget the hassle of cutting and shaping. Our rug pad comes in a user-friendly puzzle piece design, making assembly a breeze. It's perfectly sized to fit your rug, ensuring a seamless look with no edges peeking out.

4. Floor Protection

Beyond keeping your rug in place, our rug pad protects your floors from scratches and scuffs. It acts as a barrier, preserving the beauty of your hardwood or other types of flooring. Plus, its non-porous surface prevents spills from seeping through, safeguarding your floors from potential damage.

5. Versatility

Designed for a variety of floor types, our rug pads are compatible with LVP, laminate, hardwood, tile, and more. However, we recommend consulting with your flooring manufacturer to ensure compatibility, especially for specific or treated flooring.

Whether you're safeguarding a bustling family room or adding a touch of luxury to your bedroom, our rug pads offer the perfect foundation for your Tumble rug.

Shop our full collection of machine washable rugs, each including a cushioned, 1/4" thick rug pad!

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