X-Protector Anti-Curling Rug Gripper, 8-Piece

Last updated date: August 20, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2

X-Protector Anti-Curling Rug Gripper, 8-Piece

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Overall Take

You'll get eight grippers in each pack that you simply adhere to the edges of your rug. These pads have a renewable sticky surface that lets you simply wipe down the surface to give it a strong stick if it weakens over time. You can super-charge how it adheres to the floor by wiping both the floor and adhesive gel on the gripper with rubbing alcohol. In our analysis of 20 expert reviews, the X-Protector X-Protector Anti-Curling Rug Gripper, 8-Piece placed 4th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 20, 2020:
Checkout The Best Rug Gripper for a detailed review of all the top rug grippers.

Expert Summarized Score
9.5
1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
2,755 user reviews
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From The Manufacturer

RUG GRIPPERS X-PROTECTOR is the perfect way to stop Your rugs from moving! We know how annoying CURLED UP CORNERS can be and we offer you EXCELLENT 1/8 INCHES THICK RUG PADS to fix this problem. Don’t be afraid of using them on Your hard flooring – these carpet grippers won’t ruin it! Anti-curling grippers have PREMIUM QUALITY and RENEWABLE CARPET TAPE & STRONGEST ADHESIVE. For renew the sticky surface – wipe down the sticky surface with a wet cloth, for full renew – wipe floor and sticky surface with rubbing alcohol. It makes a perfect rug with the gripper. Rug grips are created to keep Your rug or carpet in place during daily use. It doesn’t matter which hard flooring you have – Vinyl, Wood, Tile or Linoleum – be sure this rug tape will work best for any hard flooring. NO CURLING CORNERS – our carpet gripper is almost invisible as it’s thickness is only 1/2 inch. You won’t see these carpet stickers under Your perfectly flat carpet corners. Great anti-skid pads to meet Your needs!

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An Overview On Rug Grippers

Area rugs are a great way to break up the monotony of hardwood or tile flooring. But there’s one undeniable problem with area rugs. With nothing providing friction, they slide around and, over time, the edges may even curl up. This can create a hazard in your home since just stepping on it can send it scooting around.

That’s where a rug gripper can come in. There are several types, but the end result is that they create friction between your rug and the floor to keep it from sliding around. No matter how someone steps on it, it should stay in place.

There are two major types of rug grippers. One type is a mat that runs the full length of your rug. Think of it as an additional layer beneath your rug. These require no adhesive to attach to your rug. You simply set it down and put your rug on top of it.

Another type of rug gripper comes in strips. These vary from one product to another, but you’ll either place them on the four corners or along the entire edge of your rug to give it the extra grip you need. These grippers typically attach with an adhesive designed to easily be removed from the rug once you’re finished using them.

DWYM Fun Fact

As with carpet, rugs last longer if they’re regularly vacuumed. Why? Carpeting will eventually build up dirt and soil, especially in high-traffic areas of your home. If left unchecked, these substances will wear down the fibers in the carpet, shortening its lifespan. Some experts recommend vacuuming high-traffic areas on a daily basis, although obviously you’ll need to find a routine that works for you.

But unlike carpet, rugs can be tough to vacuum. You may find some rugs don’t work well with the main vacuum sweeper, requiring you to use an attachment to do the job. Nozzle attachments are best for delicate rugs, while you may need a wet-dry vacuum for a long-pile shag rug.

The Rug Gripper Buying Guide

  • Most rug grippers are built for hardwood, tile or linoleum floors. Check the floor types carefully before buying. There are rug grippers made for rugs placed on carpets, but you’ll have to shop specifically for those.
  • A top consideration of any rug gripper is how safe it will keep the floor below it. Although most of these products are designed not to damage the floors, it’s worth doublechecking to make sure it won’t scratch your tile or wood. The good news is, some grippers are actually mats that provide an additional layer of protection for your floors.
  • Another benefit of a rug gripper mat versus strips is that it provides cushioning, keeping your legs and joints comfortable as you walk across it.
  • The problem with mat-style grippers is that they don’t secure the corners, which means you could find they start to roll up after a while, causing a tripping hazard.
  • With full-rug mats, you’ll find some are thicker than others, with the thicker ones providing a better cushion and more protection for your floors. But the thinner versions also have benefits, maintaining a lower profile.
  • If you’re looking for a gripper for an outdoor mat, look for one that has weatherproofing built in. You may also note in the fine print that some outdoor rug grippers work only to keep the corners from curling up.