2.2 Safety Tip for Area/Throw Rugs

Safety Tip for Area/Throw Rugs

Problem: Area/Throw Rugs 

  1. fall risk due to sliding/rolling up/rippling causing tripping/slipping hazard


  1. Take rugs up (Therapists' #1 choice:)
  2. Add non slip rug pad AND Non slip rug pad https://amzn.to/2FxmwiF
  3. Tape edges down (rug edges can still get rolled up and become a tripping hazard if not taped down)

          XFasten Double Sided Carpet Tape https://amzn.to/2AyLKuq

If you have a pad beneath the rug, be sure to secure the rug edge to the pad and the pad to the floor.  Apply the tape as close to the edge of the rug/pad as possible in order to secure the edge down.

The tape, XFasten Double Sided Carpet Tape, demonstrated in the video had been in place in a main walkway for over a month without any sticky residue left on the floor when pulled up.