Repairing Your Rug’s Curling Edges – A DIY Post

DIY - Fixing a rug that has curled up

A couple of months ago, a corner  of my dining room area rug decided to curl up and stay that way. Not only did it look bad; I was nervous someone was going to trip over the rug, and whack their head right on the table. I even tried duct tape to get the dang corner to stay, but it was determined to stick up. Tutorials that I found on taming the curling edges of rugs were about smaller, lighter weight rugs. Finally, with no alternative, I marched myself right into the hardware store to buy the biggest, baddest rug glue I could find. It was time to fix my rug. But…my plan changed when a nice man gave me a DIY tip. Hallelujah! I love little tips like this!

 

 DIY - Fixing a rug that has curled up

Pretty unsightly, huh?! I was desperate! All, I need is Greema to fall and injure another hip.

DIY - Fixing a rug that has curled up

  • This is what the nice hardware store helper told me to go home and do – He said to pour a good amount of water on the rug…enough to soak it.That would weigh it down, and then it would flatten out.
  • rug-grip
  • While I was in the rug section, I grabbed some rug grip so I could hold the rug down, once it was flattened out
  • Back home, I doused my rug with water, and rubbed it in

DIY - Fixing a rug that has curled up

  • While the rug was nice and flat, I put some weight on it – just to make sure it stayed that way
  • I left the heavy serving dishes there all day
  • When I took the weights off, the rug underneath was a bit wet. I propped my area rug up – to allow air to circulate and dry the carpet

DIY - Fixing a rug that has curled up

  • Once both the carpet and rug had dried out, I added a strip of Rug Gripper to the bottom of my area rug and pressed it down to adhere the two rugs together! 
  • Worked like a charm! No big, bad glue necessary! 
  • Now…to replace that white carpet in the dining room with wood floors. Who the heck puts white carpet in a Dining Room?! Not someone with 4 kids. 🙂

DIY - Fixing a rug that has curled up

~ Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do .com

 


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