How to Stop a Rug from Moving on a Wooden Floor

The look of hardwood flooring makes any room look warm and clean because of the smooth surface and colours that are available. Add a rug to it and you have now got a complete set of comfort, style and versatility.

A wooden floor might look good but is not always comfortable. People usually install a rug to give some extra comfort. However, most rugs usually slip and move around on a smooth wooden floor. Follow some simple instructions to stop a rug from moving on a wooden floor.

Things Required:

– Rug Pad
– Scissors
– Broom
– Wet towel
– Measuring Tape


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    Clean the Floor

    Before installing a rug pad it is important that the area is clean and free from any debris. This is crucial because if the area is dirty, then the rug pad will have difficulty sticking to the wooden floor. Use the broom to clean the area or a slightly wet towel would do the trick.

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    A rug pad usually comes in a standard sizes, which you will have to customise based on your needs. So it is important to measure the area with the tape and write down these measurements to keep with you when doing the actual cutting. Area is measured by taking the length and width then multiplying.

  • 3


    Use the scissors to cut the rug pad according to your measurements. This should be two inches shorter than the rug itself so that the pad is not sticking out from the sides. Make sure the cutting is done both in terms of length and width.

  • 4

    Rug Pad Placement

    Now it is time for you to actually place the rug pad at the desired location by removing the liner from it and putting it onto the wooden floor. You can pick it up from one side and move it accordingly. Depending on the size of the rug pad, you might want to call a friend over to help you move it.

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    Rug Placement

    When you have the rug pad in place, it is now time for you to place the actual rug on top of it. The rug should cover the entire pad and the edges of it should also hang over so that the pad is not in view from any angle.

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