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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WFMW- Sliding rugs

Ever have a rug that just won't stay where you put it? I did, until my friend Katie gave me a great tip!
Use bathroom caulking to hold the carpet to the floor!
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Yes, I was skeptical, but I wanted the carpet to stop sliding! So here's what I did.

I flipped the carpet over, and swept underneath (ew!) I laid the carpet and then I got out the caulking.
I spread a thin line all around the edges and a few thru the middle.
I put extra in the corners, just cause I wanted to make sure it stayed down. I waited about 3 minutes. Enough for the caulking to get tacky, but not dry. Then I flipped the carpet over, positioned it where I wanted and stepped on the edges of the carpet to tap it all down.
The carpet was so big I didn't get it straight where I wanted it at first so I had to move it a bit. Some caulking got in places I didn't want it, but a wet rag cleaned it up real easy.
That's what works for me!



4 comments:

  1. Ok, cause Noah will kill me if I do this on the hardwood, but maybe once the caulk is nearly dry, if I flip it and tamp it down in the lino and then move it to the hardwood? The goal of flipping it is to make it flat, right? It can be moved again, but not stick forever?

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  2. And what happens when you want to move it somewhere else? Does this stick it to the floor?

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  3. Hi Ronnie!
    Congrats! Your post was my #2 most clicked post in the Mommy Club this past week! i can't wait to try your mommy solution in my own home!

    Thanks for sharing and stop on over and see your feature. I can't wait to see what you share this week!

    Crystal
    http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/07/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-53/

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