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Carpet Squares in Basement

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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.
  • carpet squares in basement, basement ideas, flooring, home decor
  • carpet squares in basement, basement ideas, flooring, home decor
  • carpet squares in basement, basement ideas, flooring, home decor
  • carpet squares in basement, basement ideas, flooring, home decor
  • carpet squares in basement, basement ideas, flooring, home decor
  • carpet squares in basement, basement ideas, flooring, home decor
  • carpet squares in basement, basement ideas, flooring, home decor
  • carpet squares in basement, basement ideas, flooring, home decor
  • carpet squares in basement, basement ideas, flooring, home decor
  • carpet squares in basement, basement ideas, flooring, home decor

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  • Solideflex
    Solideflex York, PA

    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 visit : www.solideflex.com

  • Solideflex
    Solideflex York, PA

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  • Bernice H
    Bernice H Woodburn, OR

    I love this. I did this back in 75, military family,broke all the time. It was one of my most fun frugal things I did. I sewed the carpet samples together,they went with us to Ohio,Washington,DC ,Washington state,California.... They were good

    • Maureen O'Donovan
      Maureen O'Donovan Johnstown, OH

      @Bernice H I know how it is ....lol .....my dad was in the Air Force, with 8 kids on a military salary ......you know the rest!

  • Bernice H
    Bernice H Woodburn, OR

    yes we were in the Air Force also. 8 kids..we only had 3. wow! 8 kids! yikes. I am still impressed with your carpeted floor! did you glue them together or down to the floor or are they loose on the floor? if loose i can see little kids having a good

  • Maureen O'Donovan
    Maureen O'Donovan Johnstown, OH

    I have about one out of ten with double sided carpet tape to hold them down and keep them all from shifting ....working out quite well that way!

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