All cowhide rugs are unique. They have different patterns and colours that could look great in various parts of your home. Whether you are purchasing your cowhide rugs for functionality or good looks, their placement is critical. If you place your cowhide rug on a carpet, it is likely to slide. Smaller rugs are more likely to slip than bigger ones. The best surface to place your cowhide rugs is hardwood floors. Glass tiles are some of the least appropriate options. The following tips may keep your cowhide rugs from sliding.
- Choose the Right Rug
Larger and heavier cowhide rugs are less likely to slide that smaller and lighter ones. If you are still thinking of the right rug for your space, find a large and thick option.
- Proper Layering
Layering your cowhide rug on a carpet makes it difficult to prevent sliding. Stone and hardwood surfaces make it easy to avoid slipping because they do not move. If you have your rug on a carpet, the rug will move along with the carpet.
Vinyl and non-gloss tiles are god options for layering as well. Avoid using your rugs on gloss tiles because they are naturally slippery.
- Self-Adhesive Foam Rug
Consider using a self-adhesive foam rug to control the sliding of your cowhide rugs. Attach the foam rugs to the bottom of your rug. If you have a large cowhide rug, you may need a few self-adhesive foam rugs. Alternatively, you may use a spray-on non-slip rug. It is convenient as you don’t need to worry about it being too small.
- Rug Tape
Consider using double-sided carpet tape to keep your carpet from slipping. Rug tapes are great but may not be ideal for parquet floors. Be careful as the tape may pull out the fibres and damage your carpet.
- Rubber Grip Underlay
A rubber grip underlay can help you achieve stability. However, it is not suitable for use over a carpet. Use a rubber grip underlay if you intend to place your cowhide rug over a hard surface.
- Prevent Curling
The curling of your cowhide rug can cause it to move. Thin and low-quality cowhide rugs are more likely to move than higher-quality ones. The first step is to purchase top-quality rugs that are unlikely to curl. With high-quality rugs, curling is often a result of heat. Minimize exposure to sunlight and underfloor heating. If all effort to prevent curling fails, you may have to trim the curled edges. Trim from the underside to take out the leather without affecting the hairs.
With a few tips in mind, you can keep your cowhide rug from slipping. Do not let the frustration of having to move your cowhide rug around frequently keep you from enjoying its unique benefits. There are lots of options to prevent slipping. Play around with them and find one that works for you. Consider working with Hide Rugs if you need help finding animal hide rugs that match your expectations and budget.