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Thursday, September 15, 2016

How To Save Money by Creatively Repurpose Your Flooring

a hand measuring a piece of white carpet on a light hardwood floor

Unless your room is completely perfect in shape and size, you’re going to end up with leftover materials when purchasing new flooring.. In fact, most retailers add in extra materials as a backup just in case pieces are damaged during the installation. Since the cost of the extra flooring is included in the cost of purchase, most installers will encourage their customers to keep them. So what do you do with them? Most people just pile them in the basement or garage letting them collect dust until one day you say to yourself, “Why the heck do I still have this?” And, in the trash it goes. We’re here to say that those flooring leftovers don’t have to sit around and collect dust! We’ve come up with four easy, affordable, and creative DIY ideas to take that leftover flooring from pile of clutter to a custom creation!

  • Add an Easy to Clean Cabinet Lining: Peel-and-stick laminate flooring can be reused in place of shelf paper to line the bottom of cabinets and drawers. Since the tile is thicker and less absorbent than traditional shelf paper, it does a much better job protecting the wooden bottom of cabinets and drawers from small leaks and spills. You can even line the cabinet underneath the sink to provide an extra moisture barrier. Installation is simple: make sure the bottom is completely clean and dry, then peel the paper off the laminate and stick it down. Use a razor blade or utility knife to cut squares smaller for a custom fit.
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