Carpet Squares in Basement

Home Improvement 07.13.15
After working for an architect for over 20 years, I amassed a collection of commercial carpet tiles over the years that were discontinued. I didn't have enough to finish the whole basement ...but I found some at Ollies here in Ohio pretty cheap. So overall, it cost me about $150 to do almost the whole basement, minus one storage area and a raised platform area (which I'm eventually going to do a paper bag floor on). These are perfect for a basement .....they have a rubber backing, so no need for a carpet pad. And if there is ever a mess, just pick it up, clean or replace ...Simple!! A good DIY project .....just need sharp box cutter to cut tiles with. As I was doing the carpet, I took a little bit off at a time so that I could get a tight fit. Ended up doing a lot more cutting that way, but didn't waste any carpet tiles due to overcutting. Whew, what a job this was ...after taking out all the old nasty carpeting that had been there for over 20 years. I took a pic of my current project, I'm in the process of working on .... I'm crocheting a small throw rug out of some jute I've had laying around for years. The lighting isn't that great in my pics, the carpet looks a lot better in person.

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  • Max Schau
    Max Schau Australia
    This is absolutely amazing, a job well-done !
  • Liliana Wells
    Liliana Wells Jackson, GA
    Patchwork blanket for the floor. What a great idea!
  • Shirley
    Shirley Bath, MI
    Very-Very nice-you've just confirmed for me that's what I want to do in my basement!
  • Maureen O'Donovan
    Maureen O'Donovan Johnstown, OH
    If I had to do it over again, I think I would offset them more. It looks more appealing then squaring them together. I used 3 different sizes, which is why they were offset to begin with. Each row was the same size. Just changes sizes every time you do a
  • Krazy K
    Krazy K Windsor, VA
    I luuuuuv these carpet tiles! U can actually purchase them at some Dollar Tree stores. I use them in my mudroom where the dogs run in and out. They clean up wonderfully if u have a carpet cleaning machine. For a dollar a tile u cant beat the deal or the
Maureen O'Donovan