Non-Slip Rug Underlay for Hard Floors.

A rug underlay for hard floors is generally an open mesh anti-slip material, as in the picture below. They are non-adhesive, as adhesive types will most probably damage your laminate, polished or lacquered floor surface. 

                                                               

StayPut ECO PER® Rug Underlay for hard floors is non-adhesive and easily cut to size. We recommend that the underlay should be cut to size to lay inside the edge of the rug by appox. 10 - 20cm / 1 or 2 inches of the edge. Never try to cheat on size - strips or patches of underlay just won't work! The rug will move against the uncovered areas and still move. Have you seen our video that demonstrates what happens? 

Looking after your underlay!

- Regularly lift the underlay and either hand or machine wash at max 30 degrees
- Hang it out to dry naturally, it won't take long to dry!

There are 2 reasons you need to regularly wash your underlay:

1. On hard floors, dust accumulates even under rugs and will cling to the underlay, preventing the anti-slip element of the fabric from working, washing the underlay will get rid of any surface dust!
2. Over time, the underlay becomes compressed which can reduce the effectiveness of the fabric. Washing it will renew its bounce!

Our Rug Underlays are available in pre-cut sizes or custom cut 'By the metre'. Click here to have a browse through our selection. 

Anti Slip Underlay for Rug on Carpet.

A very different material is used for rugs on carpets, as the friction that exists between a rug on carpet and a rug on a hard floor is very different. Many people tell us that their rug on carpet seems to be able to move all by itself. Surprisingly, in some ways it does. If you walk on the carpet in one area, away from the rug, the movement in the weave and pile of the whole carpet will move the rug, even when it may be some distance from where you have walked. Imagine a field of grass and how a breeze on one area seems to ripple across the surface of the whole area.

                                                               

The StayPut Rug to Carpet underlay is made of a fleece material, which whilst feels sticky to touch, is non-adhesive and will not damage the rug or the carpet. The fabric keeps the rug in place by effectively moving with the carpet surface, so as the underlying carpet moves backwards and forwards with foot traffic, it allows the rug to stay in one place, but moving with the carpet.

If you plan to use an offcut of your carpet as a runner, we have yet to find an underlay that will successfully work (outside of nailing the rug down!). The reason is that the backing of the carpet is quite different to the underside of a rug and does not have fibres that can allow a 'grip' fabric to work effectively.

The fleece underlay may need to be trimmed with scissors to fit under the rug. We recommend you cut the underlay so it lies within 10-20cm of the edge of the rug. As with the hard floor rug underlay, strips or partial lengths of underlay will not work!

Once trimmed to size, peel back the cellophane on once side and lay the underlay smoothly on the carpet in the rug position. Peel back the top layer of plastic and lay the rug on top of the underlay. 

Looking after your underlay!

- The underlay will collect dust and fluff over time and may start to lose its anti-slip grip. We recommend that you hand or machine wash your underlay (at 30 degrees) every few months.
- Allow it to dry naturally and re-lay the underlay back in it's position. The unusual fleece retains the 'sticky' feel even after washing!

Our Rug Underlays are available in pre-cut sizes or custom cut 'By the metre'. Click here to have a browse through our selection.