For years, I’ve bought non-slip mats to use under rugs not only on the boat, but also on tile and wood floors. Many times, though, I have odd sized rugs (particularly on the boat) and end up having to cut a large mat down . . . but then the scraps don’t fit my other rugs, either. I tend to get a little grumpy about throwing so much away – I don’t like to waste money and I hate to create extra trash.
Last week, a new Jo-Ann’s fabric opened in town and I discovered that they sell non-slip matting by the yard. Not only is it considerably cheaper than the packaged mats I was buying, I can fit several items together and end up with a lot less waste.
It has larger openings than what I have been using (see photo below) but my experience so far is that it’s actually grippier (is that a word?).
You can use this non-slip material for a couple of things in addition to rugs:
- Under placemats – cut pieces about 1” smaller than the placemat.
- Under tablecloths – cut a piece to fit the top of the table.
Got other places you use non-slip mats? Leave a note in the comments!