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How can I attach a Turkish carpet to its padding to prevent it from slipping?

What is the best way to attach a Turkish carpet to its padding so that it doesn't keep slipping off of the pad? The woman at the carpet store said to use industrial velcro-brand tape, however the adhesive on the tape obviously won't stick to either carpet or pad because they are porous. I either need a "spongier" double-sided tape to go between the two or to affix metal plates to the carpet and pad (using carpet glue? hot glue?) then stick the Velcro to the metal. There must be a better way--I can't be the first person to own hallway runners and an exuberant dog.

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