Use velcro to keep rugs/mats from sliding

Our two stinky kitties LOVE to play on our rugs… and run on our rugs…. and roll around on our rugs…. and therefore they always get rumpled! It drives me crazy to fix them everyday.

Well – we’ve figured out a solution:

Use velcro to keep rugs & mats from sliding

Use velcro to keep rugs/mats from sliding - The Burlap BagSimply get some adhesive velcro from the fabric/craft/hardware/office supply store. (Ours was actually called “hook-and-loop” – apparently velcro is the brand!) Then you wanna make sure that the adhesive ISN’T going to hurt your flooring when you want to take it off later. We have a laminate tile in our kitchen, and then super sweet old wood floors that already have a nice “aged” look :)

Then just stick one part on the rug, and then one part on the ground. I’d suggest doing this on both sides of your rug.

You could even get hardcore about it and sew the velcro onto the rug if you want it to really stay on there. Then you can stick it in the wash when it needs it!

Another option – doing this with your car rugs! Ours always slide all over the place.

…….sorry kitties – the rugs are no longer for funsies. 

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  1. chelsea December 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    So genius!

  2. Brianna December 7, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I wouldn’t have thought of that! I’ve seen on Pinterest that if you use acrylic-latex caulk. Just put strips of it on the underside of the rug and let it dry!

  3. Jamie Snurkowski December 8, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Genius! Can’t wait to see my boys stop short and they run to the rug and land on it (trying to fly across the floor).

  4. Sharon Howard December 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Neat Idea!!

  5. Rebecca Lin December 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Awesome idea! Probably cheaper than rug liners too.

  6. Connie December 28, 2013 at 9:08 am

    oh my god yes! the rugs are not for funsies! Yet, do you find that it’s strong enough to stand up to people? My husband always manages to make the kitchen rugs all askew (can’t blame everything on the cat)

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