Saturday, January 9, 2016

Teacher Hack #2

rugs that curl, corners lifting

I don't know about you but I love my $14.99 IKEA rug in my library.... but I have the dreaded case of extreme rug curl.  Does this happen to your rugs in your classroom??? My third graders are constantly tripping over it.... (Uh-oh... #teacherfail)

I have a huge chevron (white and navy) rug that I love as well... but I have taken the blue painters tape and taped it down to my carpet.  Have you ever done that??? The problem with that is it is ugly and the tape comes up as the kids walk on it.

So I decided I was going to fix this horrible rug curl.  Of course, I went right to Pinterest and found all these expensive options.  YouTube came to the rescue!!


I went to Home Depot and bought these peel and stick flooring tiles for .25 cents each and put them on each corner of the rug. 
Instantly no more rug curl for the low, low, low price of $1.08! If that is not a teacher hack... I do not know what is! 

21 comments:

  1. LOVE this idea!! Tucking this away. My rug isn't curling yet, but it's starting to a little I can tell!

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    1. do it before it starts to curl and it will stick better

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  2. THANK YOU!! I have these exact rugs and same problem!

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  3. I have one in my hall that does this and tiles in my closet that I have saved from a utility/dog room in another house! Fixing it tomorrow!!! Thanks!

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  5. That is AWESOME!!! Thanks so much!

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  6. Great idea! The tile doesn't make the rug slide more easily though?

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    1. Rebecca! I have not had a problem with the rug sliding around. It just stabilizes the corners to keep them from lifting. My students were always tripping over the rugs in my classroom! Thanks for reading! Sarah

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  7. I'm confused... You put the tile where??? How?? This is happening to me with the same rug...

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  8. I went on pinterest to find to find a way to stop the rug curling and came across your post...And the fact that my curling rug happens to be that same black and white Ikea rug is just hilarious!! Thanks for sharing how to fix this issue! I'll be heading to Home Depot tomorrow after school!! xxoxxx

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