sliding carpets

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  1. june123

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    Our newly acquired Burstner has loose carpeting in two pieces which is very good for easy removal and shaking the dust off. But it always slides out of place on the slippery vinyl flooring. Don't want to move them out permanently but any ideas on how to keep them in one place but still easy to take out for a shake? I've tried dressmaking velcro but it came unstuck immediately.

    I just know one of you will have some brilliant idea.
     
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    What about blue tack? :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    Worth a try thanks
     
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    We took ours out completely on our Burstner. There was a lovely wood floor below.

    Much easier to keep clean.
     
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    We took ours out as well and use some of those mats that trap muck and wet - worked well at Peterborough :BigGrin:
     
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    That rubber webbing stuff, that they sell for stopping things sliding you can usually find it in the likes of £1 shops etc and Asda did have some in.Thats what i used under the mat by the door so it didnt slide when the dogs jumped up into the van on it
     
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    We also have put our carpets into storage! Much more practical.

    At home we have a slippy rug on an oak floor so we purchased this from B&Q. A bit pricey - it is an open weave cloth which has a non-setting adhesive. You can lift the rug/mats to clean/reposition. It tends to stick to the floor not the rug/mat.

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    Along with many others I suspect we have long since removed ours and stored them.They are a pain to keep clean and impractical as soon as the wet weather gets going (all year this year!):Angry: Anyway you don't want to be worrying about 'housework' while your'e away do you!:thumb:
     
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    Hi, I have seen press studs in some carpets they fit into a screw connection on the floor they are by far the best system that I have seen :thumb:male stud and female press :RollEyes:try a contract carpet fitter for supply
     
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    Partner did not want carpets removed so have compromised by moving out the carpet under the table. Nice faux wood block flooring underneath. Thanks to all for your help.
     
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    Have been looking for that (very useful stuff) but couldn't find it - will try Asda
     
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    We prefer to keep our carpets in situ and protect them with small, inexpensive doormats which we bin when they get dirty. However we do still have the problem that these doormats walk and even the rubber anti-slip stuff does'nt halt them.
     
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    Keep an eye open for Aldi/Lidl special buys. They often have rolls of anti slip material for sale at less than a fiver a roll.

    I used some to stop a problem bench cushion sliding about.
    Have also completely covered the main dining table in the stuff so we can leave wine bottle and glasses ready for a quick start when we arrive on site :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    (Dont try this in your motorhome, we are trained experts!:Laughing:)
     
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    The rubbery anti-slip webbing works great for us. Used double sided tape to secure. Found extra large roll at one of the thrifty shops, bought a few rolls, used remainder in cupboards using same method of attachment. Solved lots of problems for under £12.00
     
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    im a carpet fitter , you can buy carpet web from most carpet shops , its a static web you cut to size . cheap & easy to use :thumb:
     
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    Yes, we bought a roll of this to put inside drawers and cupboards, but haven't used it yet:Doh:
    Bought it in a £1 shop, just don't be tempted to buy it in Wilkinson's at £3 or £4 a roll, because it' s exactly the same stuff:Blush:
     
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    best stuff i've found is from Dunelms - it looks like a big sheet of wonderweb and is slightly sticky but works well in our camper keeping carpets on the wooden floors.
    I have to agree, prefere the carpets to just flooring as I find it easier to brush the carpets down rather than keep sweeping sand & grit from the floors.
     
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