Moving doormats are a common problem in entrances. This is especially true if a large rug is installed on top of the carpet. This guide will provide you with some tips and tricks to stop rugs from slipping on carpet or other types of internal flooring. We’ve compiled four options to stop your doormats from sliding onto concrete floors or carpet. Use our guide to keep mats off the carpet and other flooring surfaces.
Why does my Mat or Rug keep moving?
Due to the carpet pile beneath, mats or rugs will move and creep when placed over a carpet. Since the carpet is not solid if someone walks on your mat or rug, the carpet pile may move and the matting will not stay in place. Any size rug or mat can be moved regardless of how heavy it is, and even if the mats are extra-large floor mats. These mats can also become problematic and drift the most. Here are some options to help you avoid this.
How to Stop Mats from Slipping
Our tips will prevent rugs and mats from sticking to your property. It will also make it easier for guests to clean their shoes.
Quality of floor mats and rubber backing
We will not be discussing non-slip mats you can purchase to reduce the likelihood of your door move. First, let us consider the mat and backing quality. This is often where the problems start.
Many cheaper products come with a lightweight backing which can increase the risk of roaming. Floor mats that are less mobile are often heavy and rubber-backed with Nitrile. This is a premium rubber, popular in commercial or industrial environments. This backing is durable, flexible, and stays flat when it’s in place. It reduces creeping and movement. Borders will not ‘flicker or curl’ at the edges and remain flat. The best part is that they are washable. This means these items can be machine washed often and will return to their flat, firm position.
Mats or Rugs for Hard Floors or Carpeted Floors
Nonslip mats can be purchased in a variety of backing options to keep them from moving. Made to Measure Products are made to fit the floor. Full gripper nodules for carpet and flat for hard flooring would be ordered. The backing should be rubber as most commercial manufacturers will use it when manufacturing.
The correct backing acts as an anchor and holds the product securely in place. Most’stocked or ‘off-the-shelf’ products have what’s known to be a universal backing’. It can be used for both hard and carpeted floors. But, what if you notice that the universal backing is not working well? In this instance, you may need to consider applying a secondary product, such as an anti-slip mat or rug underlay. This is what we will discuss next. However, we recommend you take the custom route and get a backing to prevent rugs or mats from slipping on the carpet.
What’s underneath Your Mats, Anyway?
Next, we find that floor matting is often purchased and rolled up immediately after being placed in the designated reception or entrance area. If the location isn’t cleaned before placing, the dust, dirt, and flecks that are hidden under the mat can cause extreme wandering. For entrance mats or rugs to not slip on the carpet, they must be thoroughly cleaned before being placed.
Use Underlay to Stop Carpets Slipping
If all of the above are unsuccessful and you still need movement, we recommend buying a nonslip floor mat underlay. There are two types: one for carpet and one to cover hard areas.
Grip tape, or grip underlay, can be applied on the back of mats to attach them to the carpet.
For tiled or other hard surfaces, sticky pad underlay can also be used to create anti-slip flooring.
You can use either one of these methods: Place the tape or pads at the back of your mat and then place the desired section of carpet or hardwood on top.
Use Customize Logo Mats for Business
Custom rugs with logo are the best choice for promoting your business. This will create a positive impression on your customers and give them a great first impression.