Creeping rugs (1 Viewer)

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Has anyone got nice new pale carpets in your motorhome? So if you are like me, youv'e then bought some darker loose rugs which (as though they are on wheels) gradually creep sideways every time you stand on them. I'm forever repositioning them - it's really annoying!

So far, I've tried 2 sided tape but that just pulled out fibres from the carpet every time I removed the rugs to clean them, I've tried a proprietary tape which turned out to be velcro - useless, and I've tried some plastic blocks with spikes on - useless. (See photo)

I'vealready spent more than the rugs cost!

Any sensible effective suggestions are welcomed.
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Sep 26, 2013
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Using spray glue stick some pieces of the rubber backing that you put under carpets or stick in your shelves to stop things rattling. Must be a more correct name for the stuff but don’t know what it is.
 
Mar 26, 2012
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Like yourself got lovely carpets made and bound for the Laika and since I had a piece left, made a runner for the main 'walk pattern' . Tried everything to hold it in place but ultimately the solution was cheap and easy. Four small screws, one in each corner, down through runner, carpet and into floor! Nothing moves and i'm sure if I lift the carpets the tiny holes would be unnoticable.
 
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Thanks Mikeco but that was probably the first thing I tried but it didn't work.

Thanks BryanM but screwing into the floor makes me cringe - definitely a last resort!

Anymore suggestions anyone??
 

obanvanman

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We have been trying different ways for ages. Plastic grippy things were the latest and they dont work either.
The only thing that does work, obviously apart from screws, is double sided carpet tape. The extra strong version, but its going to bugger up anything its stuck to.
 
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Just keep putting it back in place, you get a little crumb of satisfaction each time the position is corrected :ROFLMAO:
Ours walks out of the door if not repositioned :D2
 
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Is it worth considering taking the original carpets up and putting rubber backed rugs where you want them.
We drew a sketch of the floor area and went to Dunelm Mill and B&M bargains and got what we needed for about £30 and they are washable so if they get grubby, chuck them in the washer.
 
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Riverbankannie

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Is it worth considering taking the original carpets up and putting rubber backed rugs where you want them.
We drew a sketch of the floor area and went to Dunelm Mill and B&M bargains and got what we needed for about £30 and they are washable so if they get grubby, chuck them in the washer.
That’s what I have done. You can cut these rubber back mats to shape with scissors.
 
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Slight thread drift I know but has anybody got a good idea for preventing the seat squab moving forward?
Tried Velcro but can’ get it to stay on the seat material.
May have to sew it on.
The seat squab sits on a wooden base.

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Someone advised me to get some felt but haven’t tried it yet.(y)(y)
 
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Got fed up with moving carpets, took them out B&Q carpet tiles £2.50 each. Used 8 of them cut to size when required stuck down with carpet tape. Been down 18 months will require replacing next year. Do not suck up when using the Hoover. Job done!
 

Shrimp

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A rug/runner/carpet piece on top of another carpet will alway move unless screwed down.
It’s the ‘pile’ of the carpet underneath that allows the top one to move!
 
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Two on Tour

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joka250

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I could almost write a book on our attempts to get rugs and runners to stay in place all of which fail to help. This seems to be the case whatever surface the rug sits on, at home or in motorhome. As @namwaldog suggests we found runnersfrom Dunelm cut to suit and remove and store fitted carpets. Wash a treat.
 
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I have a rug about 1.5 m x .5m in my PVC. I’ve sewn a 50mm square piece of heavy duty Velcro (the hooky bit!) to each corner and that grips the carpet underneath. It works perfectly with no movement and as it sits in front of the stove can easily be removed for washing. I guess it depends on the type and quality of the manufacturers original fit carpet.
 

Top Hat

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Same idea as Mikeco but, cover the whole of the bottom of the rug with the none slip stuff and fix in place (glue ?)
Had the same problem with a rug on a wood floor stuck the none slip with blue tack to the floor, the rug has never moved a mm in months.

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Just took the advice to screw em down,,2 screws in each runner and they are no longer running,,,brilliant,,BUSBY:D:D:D
 

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I put an old carpet on the floor of the now ( almost ! ) cleared workshop, and then laid a large mate of a very hardy type over the centre part.
Sodding thing walks all over the place and runkles up something terrible.. fed up with tripping over it after just a couple of days I was gonna ask for suggestions..Seems the answer is simply get rid of the mat !
 

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Is the light carpet fitted or dropped in on a vinyl floor?

Option 1 ) if drop in lift them out and just use the dark ones on vinyl floor

Option 2) if fitted remove lay vinyl and follow option 1 :D
 

scotjimland

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A rub on top of a carpet will always walk.. it's the direction of the pile of the carpet that causes it to creep with every footfall

there is no cure.. you may as well try to stop the tide ebbing and flowing
 

Coverco

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I have a rug about 1.5 m x .5m in my PVC. I’ve sewn a 50mm square piece of heavy duty Velcro (the hooky bit!) to each corner and that grips the carpet underneath. It works perfectly with no movement and as it sits in front of the stove can easily be removed for washing. I guess it depends on the type and quality of the manufacturers original fit carpet.
Me too, I glued velcro hook to the underside of my rugs, they don't move now.

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I think you just have to man up and go bald, then there's no chance of a shifting syrup.
 
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Do as we did.

Remove the lovely cream carpets! Replace them with carpet tiles. They are normally about 18" square (in old money). So easy to cut and fit, we used about 15 in our Hymer. We found some end of line tiles at £1.50 each. The advantage of tiles is if you waste some thing on them and cannot get them clean, just replace with another tile.

You can replace the lovely cream tiles if and when you sell the van on!

Colyboy
 

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I think you just have to man up and go bald, then there's no chance of a shifting syrup.
When I read the title of this thread I thought it was about wigs too! :D
 

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Carpets on top of carpets won't move if they are cut to fit perfectly and held in place by the sides of cupboard, seat bases etc. Our Globecar didn't come with carpets so I cut some patio carpet (£6.99 a roll from Lidl) to fit and on top in the main aisle have a long runner cut to fit too and in the doorway a dirt-grabber one, neither move. The ONLY one that does is the one on the wooden shower tray cover which skits around so at present it is held with 2 large rubber bands crossed over it! If the rubber bands don't last though I've got some screws and washers with me in my tool box will be used as a 'temporary' measure if I don't buy some proper press-stud fixings in a 'Ferret' shop ... Spanish version of a hardware store!!! :D

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