Rugs look great scattered around a home. They can make it feel cozier and help provide some comfort on wood floors. However, rugs are also very dangerous. They slide easily and pose a tripping hazard. While they may not be too harmful to adults and older children, they can pose a huge risk to young children and the elderly who are more vulnerable. To avoid slip and fall accidents with rugs, there are some things you can.
Ideally, according to Huffington Post, the safest thing to do is get rid of your rugs, but if you want to keep them, then you should take steps to make them safer. You should also understand why they are so dangerous.
Any loose rugs are dangerous rugs. They slip along the flooring underneath them too easily, even if they are on carpet. They edges may curl up and create a trip hazard as well. To make them safe, you need to minimize these issues.
Start by applying backing that makes the rugs not slip. This could be a no-slip backing or tape that adheres it to the surface. Tape is also nice for tacking down the edges so they cannot curl up.
Even after securing your rugs, you still need to be cautious. Check your rugs often for slipping and curling. You may need to tack them back down after some time. If you get a new rug, make sure to secure it in place. This information is for education only. It is not legal advice.