Rated 3.3 out of 5Â by 21
Rated 4 out of 5Â by George Great solution to a nagging problem
I have a retail business and commercial carpet. I keep an area rug in the entry area. It's been a constant problem keeping the carpet straight and wrinkle-free until now. I bought two 5'x8' pads for use with an 8'x10' carpet. Problem solved! The area rug lies flat and doesn't move around.
The package contains no instructions. Briefly, I unpackaged and laid the pad(s) down on my carpet, sticky side down. Then I peeled off the thin plastic coating. I rolled the area rug onto the pad, squared it up, and then ran the sweeper to flatten the area rug out.
The pad is smaller than 5'x8' in order to leave a border around the area rug. The pad and the area rug can be carefully moved to place it correctly. Do not attempt to walk on the pad!
October 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by menv Works fine if you know how to use it !
Thanks to the reviewers that explained how the thin layer of film had to be peeled off. Its not obvious at all. I peeled off the film and stuck that side to the rug. That was the magic trick.
Strange that the manufacturer does not provide this critical piece of information or any installation instruction that changes the product from completely useless to useful.
July 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Anjana Excellent
I have a 5 x 8 area rug placed on carpet floor in my living room. I have put my coffee table on top of the area rug. Before using the gripper pad my area rug was moving and bending near the coffee table legs whenever me and my husband sat or walked on the area rug. This gripper pad worked perfectly and keeps my area rug in place. My area rug has no creases now. :)) The better way to use it is to stick the gripper to the carpet floor first and then place area rug on it.
July 21, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CTNative Works - If Installed Right
I can't be sure, but it's possible some people are not removing the thin plastic film on one side of this product. There are no instructions that come with it, and it does not look like it is supposed to be removed, but it is.
I cut out the section I needed for an area rug I have sitting on carpet near the garage door.
On one side of the product is a sticky material, on the other is a thin plastic film. If you leave it at that, no, this product will never work for you as the film side is not sticky and the rug will move all over the place.
However, if you look closely you will see that the thin film has a "pull" tab (a few inches wide) that runs along the edge of one side, like the film and pull tab on single-serving processed cheese slices. If you pull on that tab, it will peel the thin film off the other side, now making both sides "sticky."
I laid the area rug down on my carpet, and it hasn't moved since despite all the traffic coming in and out of the garage door.
March 10, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Handiwoman Carpet to carpet traction much better, but not perfect
As noted on other reviews, this product did not come with any installation instructions. We put a large round rug (approx, 7 ft in diameter) on top of (the seams where) rectangular carpeting met. I took off film backing, as per prior reviews. First I attached the sticky backing to the "under" carpet, over the corners and seams. ( It covers approx. 4 ft. in diameter of 2 intersecting carpets and 2 ft. or less of the 3rd underlying carpet. These 3 had left a "T" shaped gap.) Although the backing/or rug only walked slightly 1-2 " per 2-3 days it was so much better than the rubber criss-cross backing used to hold rug to floor (which did not work at all on rug to carpet).
Next after rolling up rug again, I turned the backing over so that it clung to the upper round rug's polypropylene back. This seemed to work a little better, but after a week, I still have to re-position the rug. It is difficult to roll up the round (upper) rug because the sticky side of the backing is up & gets stuck on one's feet, but I have no other solutions. The "upper" round rug no longer bunches-which is good.
From having to re-position rug every week, I can see the sticky backing will eventually wear out, but other than nailing the upper rug into the hardwood floor below, this appears to be my only solution. (Other carpet to floor tapes in-store would not work.)
March 9, 2014