Talk

Advanced search

Rugs like rugs are in house magazines

(8 Posts)
gingerclementine Mon 11-Dec-17 23:06:41

This is amazing. The things you learn on MN. And thank you Lightas. Who knew there was an entire blog devoted to rugs.

OP’s posts: |
LightastheBreeze Sat 09-Dec-17 19:05:46

We had an old carpet downstairs which was thinner and the rug didn’t move much, then we bought a new 80/20 carpet from John Lewis and the rug all rucked up as soon we walked on it.
This explains it
encove.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/why-do-rugs-creep-and-ruck-on-carpet-or-wood-flooring/

gingerclementine Sat 09-Dec-17 17:23:46

The rugs we have downstairs are JL pure wool and partly under furniture but they still crawl around the room. The upstairs ones were cheaper IKEA ones and a couple of Oriental rugs. They all ruckreally badly. But if it's the carpet underneath causing it that makes sense.

OP’s posts: |
gingerclementine Sat 09-Dec-17 17:21:23

it seems to be the carpet is the cause and not the rug. Ah, that would explain why we have problems with every rug in every room from every shop we've tried. never occurred to me it was the carpet underneath. Thanks you Lightas

Thanks for all the replies. I think I need some more expensive underlay.

OP’s posts: |
LightastheBreeze Sat 09-Dec-17 10:55:56

We use a Next rug grip on ours and don't need to adjust it so often now, DH was trying to explain to me about rug creep, apparently it is do do with movement over which way the carpet tufts lie. A new thick pile carpet will be much worse for causing this and it is very difficult to stop it.
it seems to be the carpet is the cause and not the rug.

sizenines Sat 09-Dec-17 09:05:31

Get JL/Foxi type underlay, expensive yes, but the cheaper type are no good and you'll be wasting your money buying them.

AprilShowers16 Sat 09-Dec-17 08:51:33

We have the John Lewis underlay for our woven rug, lots of the woven rugs are beautiful but they’re not heavy enough to stay in one place (especially if you have children and dogs). I tried the cheapo Ikea underlay but it was useless so eventually formed out for the JL one - it’s not cheap but it was worth it.

Our other rugs are heavy wool ones though and never had any problem with them moving. They’re quite big and parts of them are under furniture so that helps

gingerclementine Sat 09-Dec-17 08:37:05

I love rugs. But mine always shed, ruck up, crawl around the room, buckle and never lie flat.

Please can someone advise me on good rug care, so when I replace them yet again they stay put and look good, as they do in other houses. they'll be lying on top of carpet, and they'll be quite large (2mx3m)

What sort of grip/underlay works best? How can I stop them rucking and moving?

OP’s posts: |

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in