How nice does it feel to have a hardwood floor with the perfect varnish where you can see your décor-admiring soul getting reflected!
Or the floor tiles you knew were going to add to the house’s stunning outlook right when you first saw them at Home Depot! A gorgeous vinyl floor that feels so nice under the feet! And who doesn’t like to look at a floor dazzling from all the regulation and cleaning all the time?
These are all nice things we like to think and smile a lot about while sipping our daytime coffee, but admiration for all these niceness does fade away just like *POOF*, when the mat you purchased fail to add to that satisfaction by constantly sliding off no matter what.
It’s time you put a stop to that never-ending charade of mat sliding, and here’s how you can go back to your old routine of home appreciation after solving the sudden inconvenience:
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- Weight of the Furniture
It’s like the foremost easiest hack for the sliding issue. The weight of some furniture does help with keeping the mat on its place; the heavier, the better. Especially furniture like cupboard, shelves, or heavy coffee table will do the trick. If you’re considering testing your luck with sofa or chair, do go for larger and heavier legs.
- Hot Glue
It’s pretty lazy, but effective nonetheless. Get the hot glue gun from the craft drawer, and apply some glue at the bottom of the mat. Instead of scattering aimlessly, apply the glue aligned with the mat, and then place it carefully over the floor. Wait for the glue to dry, and it’s all settled from here!
- Double-sided Tape
Want to avoid the messiness of hot glue, but the same result? Use double-sided tape! And the best part is, as strongly as the adhesive sticks to the surface, it’s also super easy to remove the tape anytime needed.
- Sticky Mat Frame
Sticky mat frames are a brilliant alternative to double-sided tape. At first, you have to measure the mat’s ratio, and then purchase a frame customized to that size. And due to the nature of the frame, it appears as a part of the mat design which helps the whole arrangement to blend perfectly into the décor.
- Anti-slip Strips
Anti-slip strips come with a textured side that grips to the floor and stops the mat from moving. You have to stick the adhesive side to the bottom of the mat. However, due to the structure, anti-slip strips don’t work on all types of floor; sometimes the adhesive isn’t suitable for the mat’s backing/fabric either.
- Adhesive Velcro Strips
Just like double-sided tape, but heavy-duty Velcro. The advantage is that, you won’t have to replace the Velcro strips every time you’re moving the mat. Just stick one side to the floor, other side to the bottom of the mat, and enjoy.
- Floor Mat Anchor Tabs
Floor mat anchor tabs follow the same function technique as double-sided tape and Velcro, but they’re custom-manufactured particularly for preventing mat sliding. So you can rely on these tabs anytime with your eyes closed. They’re easy to use, and don’t leave adhesive stain or residue behind.
Another cheap but effective option. Mats often slide due to the slippery nature of the floor they’re placed on. So provide a textured surface for the mat by placing it over a rug. The textured surface of the rug will keep the mat from sliding.
- Non-slip Mat
Or just go for a non-slip mat. There are plenty of mats in market that come with slip-preventing rubber/plastic backing; they stay in their place steadily regardless of how slippery the floor is.
Not one option here demands any sort of heavy effort! Keeping floor mats from sliding is just that easy! So, which option are you going for?