wool needlepoint rug laid on Berber carpet

Old 02-10-01, 06:48 AM
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I have a wool needlepoint rug size 6 x 9 that I want to lay on top of Berber wall to wall carpeting. I purchased a pad (the brand is No-Muv) to put between the needlepoint and berber. It's specially made for putting between a rug and a carpet. Because the pad is stiff and a bit thicker than the needlepoint rug, the ends/corners are curling up. It is not only unsightly, but dangerous. Would trimming the pad so it's smaller than the needlepoint rug (it is now the same size as the rug) keep it flat OR should I use double sided tape to hold the pad down on the berber? Should I use a staple gun? Is there a better way?

Also, the wool needlepoint rug has a number of wrinkles/creases from where it was folded at the store. How can I get the wrinkles out without damaging the rug (note that it's a light color, so I'm hesitant to wet it).


Old 02-22-01, 05:59 AM
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Cut the underpadding back from the edges of the area rug about 2-3" this will keep it down around the edges.

To get the wrinkles and folds out of the rug, heat is your best solution. On a warm day, put the rug in the sunshine for a couple of hours. In cold climates this may not be possible. Crank the heater up inside the house, but it doesn't work as good as the heat from the sun on a hot day.

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