You liven up your sweet home with expensive furniture and beautiful floors, but if the floor mats keep sliding, it’s really annoying.
I know it’s quite tricky. Still, if you follow certain steps depending on the surface you have, you can keep your mats from sliding.
Here are some tips you can follow to stop your floor mats from sliding and get rid of the most annoying housework.
6 Tips to Keep Floor Mats from Sliding
Solution 1: Double-Sided Tape
I found it the cheapest and easiest method to keep the floor mats in place. Easy to apply under the mats and easy to pull up when you remove or replace the mats. Just replace the tape every time after you pull it up. Even if it is the best solution for me; if you don’t like it, please follow one of the following solutions.
Solution 2: Mats with Non-slip Rubber Backing
Some mats come with non-slip rubber backing. Rubbers naturally stick to any type of floors, so you don’t need anything to stop them from sliding. If you planning to change old mats or buy new ones, you can consider purchasing mats that have the non-slip backing.
Some mats have special backings for a special type of floor. Please make sure you check it before making the purchase. Also, note that most of the rubber backing may not be that of use on carpets.
Solution 3: Hot Glue or Acrylic-latex Caulk
You can try either of them, the process will be basically the same. I personally like the hot glue gun. Just flip the mats over and apply horizontally. Once they are dry, flip them back and put in place.
Solution 4: Floor Mat Clips
Floor mat clips are specially made for stopping floor mats from sliding. They are mostly used for cars.
Solution 5: Heavy Duty Velcro
Velcro strips and double-sided tapes are quite same. But for many reasons, Velcro strips are better than double-sided tapes. Mostly because of not needing to replace every time you remove the mats for cleaning or changing purpose. If you still have any confusion between double-sided tapes and Velcro strips, I would suggest Velcro strips for sure.
Solution 6: Fixed Frame
When you get a mat, measure it and make a frame too. Place the frame around the mat. It will give it a new look and keep it from sliding.
So, now you know how to keep floor mats from sliding. You have got 6 solutions to floor mats sliding problem. We tried to cover all the easiest and cheapest solutions and intentionally avoid expensive methods. Follow one of them and get rid of the most annoying housework.
We also have a guide covering 4 tips to stop furniture from sliding on wood floors. Make sure you check it out. If you have any suggestions, please leave it in the comment section below.