Instead of buying rugs or mats, here's a way to make your own rugs or mats using natural, affordable materials that you will find at your local Builders Warehouse. These gorgeous mats are made of jute, twine, sisal or cotton and are easy to make. http://www.home-dzine.co.za/crafts/craft-jute.htm#
Home-Dzine - How to make jute, sisal, twine or cotton rope rugs
Good old Martha taught us that rather than buying those ridiculously expensive anti-slip mats for a rug, just turn it over and run a few lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Let dry and flip over and your rug wont be going anywhere!
Outdoor enthusiast, Mike Harcarik, takes you through a step-by-step process of using old climbing rope to create beautiful woven rugs and mats. This instructional video covers the basics, including basic supplies needed and helpful tips.