Anti-creep mat


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polygonum

Looking for something to place underneath a mat (decent weight wool) to
stop it moving around on the wool carpet it lies upon. It does only move
slowly but it would be good to stop even that.

Have seen lots of things that claim to do this - sprays, tapes,
underlays - but there is nothing like a recommendation.
 
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Tim Lamb

polygonum said:
Looking for something to place underneath a mat (decent weight wool) to
stop it moving around on the wool carpet it lies upon. It does only
move slowly but it would be good to stop even that.

Have seen lots of things that claim to do this - sprays, tapes,
underlays - but there is nothing like a recommendation.
We had a couple of offcuts *edged* by J. Lewis. They wander several
inches per day.

I assume the carpet they lie on acts as a sort of ratchet.
 
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polygonum

We had a couple of offcuts *edged* by J. Lewis. They wander several
inches per day.

I assume the carpet they lie on acts as a sort of ratchet.
The mat is actually a properly made one - but I think you are right.
 
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Brian Gaff

When you find it let me know as well. I have a fire mat, well a mat in front
of the fire and it walks up into a big wrinkle in no time.
Brian
 
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SteveW

Looking for something to place underneath a mat (decent weight wool) to
stop it moving around on the wool carpet it lies upon. It does only move
slowly but it would be good to stop even that.

Have seen lots of things that claim to do this - sprays, tapes,
underlays - but there is nothing like a recommendation.
Four screws through the carpet and into the floor. Four washers with one
edge sown to the underside of the mat. Hook the washers over the screw
threads.

That's how my parents first hall, stairs and landing carpet was fitted.

SteveW
 
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chrisj.doran%proemail.co.uk

Four screws through the carpet and into the floor. Four washers with one

edge sown to the underside of the mat. Hook the washers over the screw

threads.



That's how my parents first hall, stairs and landing carpet was fitted.



SteveW
We had the same basic idea in the house I grew up in, except that dad used press-studs. Nowadays I guess it would be velcro.

Chris
 
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Lobster

Four screws through the carpet and into the floor. Four washers with one
edge sown to the underside of the mat. Hook the washers over the screw
threads.

That's how my parents first hall, stairs and landing carpet was fitted.
My current house had all the fitted carpets installed like that (albeit
using nails rather than screws); in fact I took the last such carpet to
the dump last weekend, as it happens

David
 
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harry

Looking for something to place underneath a mat (decent weight wool) to
stop it moving around on the wool carpet it lies upon. It does only move
slowly but it would be good to stop even that.

Have seen lots of things that claim to do this - sprays, tapes,
underlays - but there is nothing like a recommendation.
We have the same problem.
We have the double sided tape stuff.
If you use it, one important point I have discovered.
You have to stick it on in a place where you actually put your foot.
This keeps it stuck down. Otherwise it comes unstuck very quickly.

And some tape is a lot better than others. (ie stays stuck)
 
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Alan (BigAl)

I think that is intended to stop carpet slipping on hard floors.

I have a couple of rugs in the house that "walk". We put up with it
mostly, but the mat inside the front door walks toward the door. This
means that after a few ins and outs it actually catches in the door and
prevents closing. Of course as Sod's Law dictates that has to happen
when you are coming in loaded with several bags of shopping.

That mat is fix as others have recommended and is screwed down. I used
brass screws and cup washers so it does not look hiddeous.

Al
 
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polygonum

Miraculously I've just found the original wrapper: it's called
'Multigrip', made in the USA but distributed in the UK by these
people:

http://www.hiltonbanks.com/

Comes as a 1.2m x 1.8m sheet that you cut to size, and then peel off
the backing.

Richard.
http://www.rtrussell.co.uk/
Thanks to all. I did not find anything convincing on eBay, Amazon,
general searches, etc. Found myself in a carpet shop today and saw
something very like what you describe. Bought some. Now got to take to
mother's house and see if it works!
 
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The Other Mike

I think that is intended to stop carpet slipping on hard floors.
It might be intended for that but it works with rugs on carpets. We found a
need to buy a new one every two or three years as it eventually loses its
stickyness.

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polygonum

It might be intended for that but it works with rugs on carpets. We found a
need to buy a new one every two or three years as it eventually loses its
stickyness.
We tried that (or maybe a previous incarnation) - found it got scruffled
up over time and stopped being effective. Thanks.
 
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meow2222

Thanks to all. I did not find anything convincing on eBay, Amazon,
general searches, etc. Found myself in a carpet shop today and saw
something very like what you describe. Bought some. Now got to take to
mother's house and see if it works!
Applying a thin layer with a scraper, pushing it in somewhat, of a soft silicone should do the same thing for less.


NT
 
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Foxi Super Plus is very good. Its been around for years and works on both carpet and hard floors.
 

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