How to Make a Braided Rug Stay Flat

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Braided rugs tend to roll up on the edges, so misting the rug with water and laying heavy objects on the edges is a great way to keep it flat. Maintain the flatness of a braided rug, which makes a great doormat, with information from a professional house... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to make a braided rug stay flat. First of all, braided rugs are going to crawl up a little bit at the end sometimes, for whatever reason. Maybe they got wet and they dried a certain way, maybe they're brand new, maybe they're woven a little too tight. But it's easy to make them flat again. You want to get some heavy objects that are not going to be harmed by water. And in this case we have a cast iron, you know, old-fashioned iron, a brick. If you want to use a heavy book, I would say, get some wax paper. Or something to put between the book and the rug because your rug is going to be a little bit wet. You just want to mist it, every now and again, around the edges. And then set something hard on it. You may have to grab a couple of trinkets or a couple of things around the house. You might want to sit on it for a while, whatever you want to do. Mist it and set something hard on top of it. And as it dries, it will dry in that shape. So it's pretty easy and they look really nice, they're really great for having them front of your front door or back door. Because they're really great for wiping your feet on, since they have that kind of thread on them. So that's how you make them stay flat. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you make a braided rug stay flat.