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Wrinkly Rug.

(12 Posts)
hildajenniJ Sat 15-Jul-17 14:24:04

Are any of you knowledgeable ladies able to help me with a problem of the floor covering kind? I have a rug which sits nicely between the hearth and my corner sofa unit. It moves when you walk on it and has a permanent wrinkle right in the middle. I've tried grippers at either end, and one of those anti slip mats underneath it. The carpet it lies on has quite long pile. Neither of these tactics worked. I am now at a loss as to what to try now. Ideas would be much appreciated.

rosesarered Sat 15-Jul-17 15:36:07

Strange! This often happens when heavy furniture sits atop a rug, but not when placed otherwise.🤔 Looks a bit dangerous too.What I think, after a ponder, is that the carpet is heavyweight and the rug lightweight.As you walk across it it moves into the middle, has no grip at all.All down to the long pile carpet!

rosesarered Sat 15-Jul-17 15:38:12

Try taking up the anti slip mat underneath, then relaying it and walking all over it.
Then lay your rug on it and do the same.

hildajenniJ Sat 15-Jul-17 16:38:23

Done that roses, it didn't work! I'm at a loss. I've trawled the internet looking for ideas but found none! We did have a heavy coffee table on top of it, but the rug just wrinkled up in the same manner.

harrigran Sat 15-Jul-17 16:46:53

I had this problem and could not prevent waves in the rug, lost patience and gave it to DD who never had a problem. I think the difference was my long pile, very expensive wool carpet and she had thin mixed material covering.

Cherrytree59 Sat 15-Jul-17 16:48:57

I think you are right re the thickness of the pile underneath your rug.
Try turning the rug over for a couple of days that might help with wrinkle in middle

Long shot
but you never knowsmile

Cherrytree59 Sat 15-Jul-17 16:53:39

Looks like rug need to be stretched and weighted down at the four corners.

MiniMouse Sat 15-Jul-17 16:58:00

We had this problem, too! In the end, we used grippers plus double-sided carpet tape. Lots of it! So far, so good .....

Cherrytree59 Sat 15-Jul-17 17:01:02

Is it possible that where the wrinkle is, the top part of the rug has become separate from the material or hessian on the underneath section of the rug?

hildajenniJ Sat 15-Jul-17 19:42:08

I give up. I'll just try to live with it and not fall over the kink in the middle.

aggie Sat 15-Jul-17 20:45:20

a rug on a carpet is an accident waiting to happen

annsixty Sun 16-Jul-17 09:16:00

I think if it if it fully lined the lining is the problem.
we have a large rug on a carpet and I bought an antislip liner thingy from John Lewis, it was about £60 and worth every penny .You cut it to size and it goes under the whole rug. I agree though that it may be your carpet that is the problem.
Good luck especially if you love both carpet and rug.