The Most Asked Questions
During my 10 years of painting canvas rugs several questions have popped up time and time again. Here are some of the most asked questions about how to use canvas rugs in your interior decor.
How do you keep a canvas rug from slipping?
We use Putty Tack, made by several different companies. This is the soft putty normally used to fasten paper onto a wall. This putty works wonderfully for fastening a canvas rug to the floor.
Form a small pea size piece of putty and place it every six inches just inside the hem but not too close to the edge or it will spill out when pressed down.
The putty will not stick to the floor when the rug is lifted up, nor will it stick to the rug.
When desired, to clean under the rugs lift and clean under the edge only. No dirt will get any further than that. Simply press the edge of the rug back down after cleaning.
Placing the canvas rug under furniture also helps anchor it down. We often measure a living room rug starting from just under the front feet of the couch.
Can you give the canvas rug some cushion?
Our canvas rugs do not have a backing on them. You can purchase a non-slip material to put under the canvas rug. This thin webbing placed on the INSIDE of the hem helps to prevent the canvas rug from slipping and it adds some cushion.
The hem of the rug is twice as thick as the rug area. Putting this non slip foam inside the hem makes the rug more even. If you cover the entire area then the hem will be much thicker.
The non-slip cushion can be used together with the putty on the hem for extra safety.
Some canvas rug makers include a non-slip backing sewn into their rugs. We found the canvas rugs last much longer then the non-slip backing and prefer to use it separately, to be able to replace the backing as needed.
Why Canvas Rugs?
Canvas rugs, or Canvas floor cloths can be used in a myriad of places where you may not want a fiber rug. Under a dining room table, in front of the kitchen sink, or an outdoor patio, are just a few suggestions.
However they work beautifully in any part of the house. For beach and rural areas they are ideal for their ease of cleaning. For pet owners they are sturdy and don’t retain fur (or urine stains).
For people with allergies canvas rugs can be the ONLY solution.
Laurel loves to talk to people about the advantages of canvas rugs and even more, how to design exclusive floor art for your home. Look to us for more blogs on the most asked questions and if you have one of your own, write it here and share it with us!