My sofa cushions need more friction
September 12, 2005 8:10 AM Subscribe
Help me stop the cushions on my IKEA Ektorp sofa from sliding forward.
posted by junkbox to Home & Garden (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
has removable seat cushions and back cushions, and a fold-out sofa bed. The area underneath the seat cushions is a very smooth vinyl; consequently, the cushions "creep" forward whenever you sit down, stand up, or squirm around, leaving you with several inches of unsupported cushion just hanging there stupidly. Pushing them back into place every night, sometimes multiple times a night, is getting quite frustrating.
I want to put something on this vinyl surface or on the forward edge to cause more friction and prevent the cushions from sliding. It should be affordable, it should last at least 6mos-1year, and it should not damage the underside of my seat cushions. I'm wondering if some kind of double-sided rug tape might work, but that stuff never struck me as being very effective. Better ideas?