One of my Pinterest Boards is titled: Why Didn’t I Think of That?!
It consists of a variety of ideas that I wish I would have thought of first. I have found quite a few to be helpful around my house. However, today was a different story. Once upon a time, I pinned this idea of putting caulk on the bottom of a rug to keep it from slipping around on the floor. Apparently it was from Martha Stewart but the site didn’t give me a link to the original source of the idea.
Like I said, I pinned this a while back but I remembered the concept and thought it was a great idea. So when I had a new rug slipping around on my floor, I thought, “Hey! I remember that I should put caulk on the bottom of it and it will serve as a gripper!” So I fought with the caulk gun for a while, got it unplugged, applied it to the bottom of my rug, worked extremely hard to distract my grabby child from touching it, and let it dry for a few hours.
After it had dried and I convinced my husband that I was not caulking the rug to the wood floor, I tried it out.
It still slipped around like it did before.
I later went online to check out the original pin (which I probably should have done in the first place). Apparently you are supposed to use acrylic-latex caulk. I had failed to see this before I put my regular, all purpose caulk.
So, to be honest, I’m not sure if this works or not. I do know it doesn’t work with the regular stuff I have. Let me know if you’ve ever done this before! I don’t want to waste money on acrylic-latex caulk in the future!