How to Keep an Area Rug from Bunching Up

Thinner rugs that don’t have much support under them are more likely to bunch at the corners. This includes flat-weaves and other thin pile Oriental rugs. Here’s what we recommend for thin area rugs that tend to bunch or bulk up:

Dual Purpose rug pads are a collection of products that offer both comfortable layers of support while gripping your area rug to its surface - preventing any bunching or creeping.

Both Contour Lock and Superior Lock are our rubber + felt rug pads that firmly flatten out your rugs while providing unbeatable cushioning. These rubber + felt rug pads are safe for all indoor polyurethane finishes, which are prone to staining. These underlays will not break apart, strip, or stick to floors. They are 100% safe for all hardwood or laminates floors while remaining durable in humid and hot climates.

Contour Lock and Superior Lock are both great for Sisal, Kilim, Flatweave, Dhurrie, or vintage Persian rugs.

Also in our Dual Purpose category is the Comfort Grip, which is a waffle-styled vinyl pad that protects flooring while ensuring your rug will not bunch up. Manufactured using an ozone minimal impact process, Comfort Grip is top of the line in regards to longevity, cushioning, and non-slip support.

You never have to worry about your area rug bunching up in an unattractive way again. Just select one of the above listed rug pads for an easy solution to any of your rug or flooring problems.