Rug Settlers Rug Pins Pack of 6 Rug Anchors Secure a Rug Over a Rug Anti Slip Pins for mats Runners Plastic Sheets and Throws

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Brand: Wise Linkers

Color: Transparent Top With Black Metallic Pins


  • Make sure the combined thickness of overlay and underlay do not exceed a total thickness of 1 inch, as this size of rug settlers works best for that thickness. If the thickness of the overlay rug is more than half an inch and up to one inch, you should buy our other product. Click here for that
  • Designed to secure the rugs in position while placed over a carpet or a mat
  • These pins run from the top rug to the underlying carpet and keep them together.
  • The top portion is contoured according to the fingers to offer more grip while pushing it.
  • Large rounded margins make it user-friendly, and a transparent surface makes it less visible.

Rug Settler Slip Resistant Anchor Pins to secure a rug or sheet over a carpet

Rug settlers are needed in every household where there is a danger of tripping over rugs.
Rug Settler can be used in homes, offices, cars, trucks, RVs, and boats.
We suggest securing a plastic sheet with "Rug Settlers" over an automobile carpet to protect against rainwater, mud, and dust.
The "Rug Settler" top is designed with rounded margins to make it user-friendly. The Clear top surface makes it virtually invisible while in place.


There is a danger of kids pulling it out and getting injured, although it gets firmly engaged and not easily pulled out.
There is a danger of elders who can trip if rug settlers are not installed correctly. Although its thickness over the rug is 2.5mm, that is only one-tenth of an inch.

IMPORTANT: Make sure the combined thickness of overlay and underlay do not exceed a total thickness of 1 inch, as our rug settlers work best for that thickness. If the thickness of the overlay is 0.75 inches and the thickness of the underlay is 0.5 inches, these settlers would not work well and give you a buldge. Please see the picture below.

How to Insert the Rug Settler?

The primary goal of this product is to secure a rug over a carpet. When a rug is laid down over a carpet, it may starts catching the footsteps and may cause people to trip. These pins are designed in a way that the top flat portion sits on the surface of overlay (rug) and the first 0.5 inch of the wire underneath passes through the overlay vertically. After the first bend to the second bend passes through the underlay (carpet) at an angle of 45 and rest of the portion of wire sits under the underlay.  See the picture


  1. Lift up the overlay rug approximately three inches.
  2. Hold the top transparent part of the settler using thumb and fingers from opposing sides
  3. Push the pins of the settlers vertically in the overlay rug, piercing through the overlay.
    • You can also use nose pliers to hold the prongs and push it vertically down firmly.
    • Some of our customers also recommended heating up the sharp tip to pierce, especially for the synthetic rugs quickly.

Note: Do not pierce the rug at an angle (diagonally). 

  1. For the underlay carpet, locate the place where the prongs of your settler will pass through and mark it.
  2. Pierce the underlay carpet an inch away from the marked area using another rug settler.
  3. Once the second settler engages the carpet, change its position from vertical to horizontal. This will raise the carpet, thus allowing enough space for the first rug settler to pierce through.
  4. Using the first settler, pierce the underlay carpet on the marked area raised by the second settler.
  5. Once the first settler has pierced, push it all the way to secure it in its final position.
    1. To avoid tripping hazards, make sure it is pushed all the way.
  6. Now remove the second settler

Point to consider

Make sure the combined thickness of overlay and underlay do not exceed a total thickness of 1 inch, as our rug settlers work best for that thickness.

If the thickness of overlay 0.75 inch and thickness of underlay is also 0.25 inch, these settlers would work fine and will fit in well If the thickness of the both the layers is less than 1 inch, it will not fit in well and will give a bulge. If the thickness of both the layers is more than one inch, use our other product “Rug settlers for thick rugs”.

What is the best place to use these settlers?

Placing three pins at each corner, horizontally vertically and diagonally works well most of the time. Please watch the area that is caught by the steps often and place another settler there.


Here are some pictures from our satisfied customers



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  • 4
    Works well but easy to stub your toes on

    Posted by Amanda Brey on 17th Feb 2023

    works great but easy to really stub your toes on the hard plastic tops

  • 3
    Hashtag Magic

    Posted by Fine if in a non-traffic area. on 17th Feb 2023

    Had these in an area where I needed to roll my chair around. They got caught on the wheel and then bent. The plastic snaps easily and then left a sharp edge I cut myself on my foot. I ended up melting off the plastic top to just have the pins and they work great that way.

  • 4
    Worked for me

    Posted by Customer on 17th Feb 2023

    When correctly installed this product works very well. Must push the pins through both carpets (thick shag over thick wall to wall in my case) before securing. Has worked VERY well for my dressing room - THE solution to constantly moving throw rugs over wall to wall. I've tried many others without success- velcro, pads, etc. Only problem is that the clear top shows, and shines, so is noticeable - the only reason I won't use it on my living room oriental over wall to wall.

  • 4
    I’d definitely buy again if I needed to

    Posted by Denise on 17th Feb 2023

    These are the ONLY things that work on my ‘rug to carpet’ problem. You have to dig the forks into the rug and carpet together. There’s the potential for damage. But there’s a major pitfall...even laying flat, the plastic tops are easy to trip over or just stub your toes. Oweeee. But these mostly (carpet to rug tacks) keep me safe. It’s better than tripping over the rug. UPDATE: The tacks allow the rug to move a bit, but I think the poor quality of my apartment carpet doesn’t allow for a strong grip. The tacks have to be adjusted occasionally Recently the plastic on the tacks have broken. I think this may be because the tacks can’t lay totally flat and can’t tolerate being struck by anything but I will order more of these because they’re the only type of tack that works on rug-to-carpet grip. I have to orient all houseguests to be careful not to trip on them. They can be dangerous.

  • 4
    Works great if installed correctly

    Posted by bobsayshello on 17th Feb 2023

    I can see why there are many bad reviews for this product. It is not easy to install correctly, since it requires placement at a very precise angle to sit flush and some strong hands to wedge the hooks into the carpet. You have to think about what direction the hooks should go in based on foot traffic of the rug to make sure they don't pop out from being pulled in the opposite direction of the hooks. I also found that lifting/wiggling the carpet during installation to make sure that the hooks didn't pierce the subfloor was essential for getting them to sit flush. All in all, they work great once they're in. If installed correctly, they should not at all be a tripping hazard. If anything, they sit lower than the rug itself and are barely visible.

  • 4
    4.0 out of 5 stars Works as adverstised

    Posted by JFK on 17th Feb 2023

    Not sure why people are giving this product a bad review. My guess is because they DON'T KNOW HOW TO INSTALL THEM. You need strong fingers and basic a understanding of mechanics. They need to be forced through the corner of the rug then locked in. My guess is people fail to lock them down by sliding the pin all the way down to the base of the rug. If you do this correctly it should lay down flat on top of the rug. But this is only half the installation. You now need to pierce the carpet AND padding down to the level of the concrete, then slide the pins back towards the center of the rug and again LOCK it down so its flush with the carpet. This part is tricky because you have to over extend the pins back beyond the logical place to pierce the carpet so there is no slack in the rug when you lock the pin forward. I actually broke one on the second step because it requires a tremendous amount of force to do this correctly. If you can figure out how to do these two steps they work well. If you cant you will probably come back here and write a bad review.

  • 4
    Absolutely Amazing!

    Posted by miguelito on 17th Feb 2023

    Like a few folks online... I broke my second 'Anchor' during installation! Fortunately I needed only five Anchors – I can see if one has to install more than a packet's worth then you would get better and better at it... Hopefully! Anyway, I put five of these babies on the leading edge (opposite side to the way the carpet crawls) and this is a 10' x 14' heavy turkish carpet over wall-to-wall carpeting. There was no need (in my case) to buy more anchors for any of the other sides of the carpet... I don't believe this rug is going anywhere, it's absolutely amazing! Go for these Anchors! miguelito.

  • 4
    Took some finagling, but they work

    Posted by Brooke Johnson on 17th Feb 2023

    I have wall to wall carpeting in the room outside of my massage room, and clients were starting to track oil/lotion left from their feet after onto the carpet after walking out. I got a small 5×7 area rug with an anti-slip bottom, but obviously it being rug on rug it was bunching and sliding all over the place. Bought these clips and after sliding them into place I could see that they were still sitting 1/4" or so above the the top rug, so they weren't really securely pinning the carpets together. I ended up buying some thin packaging foam and layered it up two times underneath the area rug. After that it seemed to do the trick. I walk around barefoot in my studio all the time, and every once in a while will step directly on top of one of the rug fasteners, but it's never been painful. Just kind of an "oh, yeah that's there" moment. I think the foam layers really make a difference in that regard.

  • 5
    They really DO work!

    Posted by David Curtiss on 17th Feb 2023

    We have a 6x8 foot indoor/outdoor carpet on top of a plush carpet with pad. It seemed to always move down the room to the wall. It also would develop little hills and valleys in the carpet. I had to pull it back up every few days and the process would start over again. I purchased the rug pins and put three of them at the "top" end of the carpet to hold it in place. It was not easy getting them in place. I stuck them through the top carpet and through the plush and pad until I reached the concrete subfloor. Then turned it toward the far end on pushed. I also used a rubber mallet to move the pins to their final resting place. The carpet hasn't moved an inch. They work great!

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