Patented Nov. 5, 1946 2,4io,479 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,410,479 RUG SECURING MEANS Chauncey Robert Clark, Miami, Fla. Application June 8, 1944, Serial No. 539,319 2 Claims. (Cl. 16-16) 1 This invention relates to an improved means for securing a rug or carpet to a floor. An object of this invention is to provide means for ñrmly securing a rug or carpet to a ñoor with out the use of nails, tacks or other fastening de vices which pierce the edges of the floor cover ing. Another object of this invention is to provide a floor covering securing means of this kind which is formed out of resilient tubular material and which will tend to tighten the licor covering on the floor as the securing means is being ap plied. 2 above the floor surface I0 and is beveled or in clined upwardly and inwardly as indicated at I6, thereby forming a, channel I'I. The marginal edges of the rug I2 and the padding II extend into the channel I'I and in order to provide a means whereby the rug I2 may be firmly and tightly held on the floor, I have provided an elongated resilient tubular member I 8 which is distortable and is adapted to be forced into the channel I‘l. The tubular member I8 is formed with flutings I9 on its outer surface, the ñutings I8 extending lengthwise of the tubular member I8. These ñutings provide a means A further object of this invention is to provide whereby the tubular member I8 will be held a securing means for a floor covering which in 15 against slipping with respect to the rug I2, and cludes forming a channel along the base board, whereby the tubular member I8 will also be held and applying a resilient tubular clamping mem against rotation or slipping with respect to the ber in a manner to firmly hold the rug tight on inclined lower edge I6 of the base board I4. the iioor without piercing or damaging the rug, Referring now to Figure 3 there is disclosed a and so that the rug may be removed for clean 20 wall structure 20 having an elongated strip 2| ing or other purposes and reset. secured to the outer side of the base board 22. With the above objects and others which may The strip 2l is formed at its lower edge with an hereinafter appear, the invention consists of the inclined edge portion 23 which inclines upwardly novel construction, combination and arrange and inwardly to form a channel 24 within which ment of parts as will be more specifically referred a tubular member I 8a, similar to the tubular to and illustrated in the accompanying draw member I3, is adapted to engage. The yieldable ing wherein are shown embodiments, but it is rug securing member I8a is adapted to engage the to be understood that changes, modiñcations and upper surface of a rug I2a which rests on top of variations may be resorted to which fall within a padding IIa. The securing member I8a will the scope of the invention as claimed. 30 press the rug I2a downwardly after the manner In the drawing: v of the securing member I8 so as to thereby firmly Figure 1 is a fragmentary front elevation partly hold the rug I2a. against shifting. in vertical section of a floor covering securing In the application of this rug securing means, means constructed according to an embodiment the rug I2 is laid hat on the floor and if desired of this invention, _ 35 the padding II may be interposed between the Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the line lower surface of the rug I2 and the floor. The 2-~2 of Figure 1, rug I2 is of a size to extend to the wall I3 and Figure 3 is a fragmentary vertical section of a to have the marginal edges thereof projecting modiñed form of this invention, beneath the base board I4 and within the chan Figure 4 is a fragmentary side elevation of the 40 nel I'I. The tubular member I8 is then distorted resilient tubular rug securing member, and by pressure and forced into the channel I1, the Figure 5 is a transverse section of the rub secur force of pushing the tubular member I8 into the ing member. channel I1 tending to tighten or smooth the rug Referring to the drawing, the numeral I0 des orlê the floor so as to remove any wrinkles or the ignates a floor surface which has positioned there 45 li e. on a rug padding II and a rug I2 mounted on The tubular member may be applied without top of the padding I I. The rug I2 with the pad tools as it may be compressed readily by pres ding Il extends about the entire surface of the sure of one or more ñngers and then pushed floor ID, extending at its marginal edges closely into the channel I1. adjacent the vertical walls I3 forming the room 50 What I claim is: within which the rug and covering are positioned. 1. A means for securing a rug to a floor com A base board I4 is disposed at the lower portion of prising an elongated base board member fixed the wall I3 being substantially ñush at its upper in a position with the lower edge thereof spaced edge with the plaster I5. The lower edge of the above the floor whereby an edge of the rug may base board I4 is positioned at a point spaced be extended beneath said member, said lower 3 edge being inclined to the vertical 'with the lower most portion thereof innermost with respect to the rug, and a longitudinally fiuted compressible member adapted to be wedged between said lower edge and said rug. 2. A means for securing a rug to a ñoor com 4 above the floor whereby an edge of the rug may be extended beneath said member, said lower edge being inclined to the vertical with the lower most portion thereof innermost with respect to the rug, and a. compressible member adapted to be wedged between said lower edge and said rug. prising an elongated base board member fixed in y a position with the lower edge thereof spaced CHAUNCEY ROBERT CLARK.