How to Stop an Area Rug From Bunching Up

Area rugs are a great accent to add to your home with color, interest, and texture to your home. However when your area rug starts to slip and bunch up underfoot it does little to be a solution and more of a problem. Your area rug can be placed on top of a carpeted area to anchor it from sliding away. Here are a few tips to ensure your area rug is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing in your home rather than a tripping hazard.

1) Vacuum the area your rug will go and move furniture out of the way to create enough space to work with.
2) Unroll your area rug face down and place heavy books to hold down each of the corners and let them uncurl. Then lay down the rug pad on top of the area rug and use a utility knife to cut to size. Make sure to measure the edges of the area rug so the area rug extends past the rug pad by 1 inch.
3) Take away the rug pad and create an ‘X’ shape with double sided tape crossing the center of the rug. Now place the rug pad on the back of the area rug that will face the floor and the ‘X’ you created. Smooth out the rug pad across the tape until a strop hold is made.
4) Gently reverse the area rug so the rug pad that is attached to its back is on the floor. Lastly, position your now sturdy rug in the area you want.

If these tips are still of no use to you, check out our collection of area rugs here that may be of better fit and quality (no bunching) than your current area rug or call Persia Oriental Rug today at  508-753-4667 to get a professional advice from one of our representative!