Asked on Mar 27, 2016

How to protect good carpet from crafts in craft room

Valerie jones
by Valerie jones
I am putting a craft table in a room with good carpet and the carpet color goes with my makeover. But I know I will drop scraps, paint drops, glue drops, etc so I want to protect the good carpet. Should I put wood, another area rug, plastic sheet ? What would look good?
  14 answers
  • 2nw1266988 2nw1266988 on Mar 28, 2016
    Put an area rug over the space on the carpet that you are worrying about.
  • Jodie Jodie on Mar 28, 2016
    I would go to an office supply store and get on of those rubber floor mats like they use in offices for chairs to roll easier on. You could probably get a large enough mat to put under your table. Its also washable.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 28, 2016
    I would purchase the clear plastic sheeting that come in large rolls that most use to protect when painting. This way you it is easier for you to dispose of when it becomes soiled.
  • Nancywessel Nancywessel on Mar 28, 2016
    I use an old bed sheet. it is soft and easy to shake out the window when I am ready or I can carry it down stairs to shake out if it is really full. Folds easily and light weight.
  • Trudy Trudy on Mar 28, 2016
    You can buy thick, clear plastic runners they use to protect traffic areas on carpet. It's not invisible, but it would look a lot better than a dropcloth.
  • Marilyn Marilyn on Mar 28, 2016
    Shower curtain liner.
  • Patty Patty on Mar 28, 2016
    I purchased a boxed roll of sheeting from Lowe's (12'wX50'L 1/12mil thick) cost 10.00. Laid out the whole carpeted area of the room and am using it for all of the re-do in this house,,it's a GOD send to have a large room to work in. The plastic is still in place with no rip, etc., going on 3yrs now. Good luck!
  • Irene Irene on Mar 28, 2016
    I would definitely get a multi-colored or patterned area rug so you needn't worry about stains that refuse to come out. They are the thickest protection. There are good deals on them all over, so you can replace them any time they get messy looking or just when you want a new look. If it's an indoor/outdoor area rug, you can take it out back and hose it down anytime.
  • Valerie jones Valerie jones on Mar 28, 2016
    Got some good ideas just need to figure out what's most economical. Thanks everyone
  • Linda Linda on Mar 28, 2016
    Good quality painter's dropcloth
  • Karen Howard Karen Howard on Mar 28, 2016
    I'd use a clear dropcloth or clear vinyl matt.
  • KatAych KatAych on Mar 28, 2016
    Ditto to what Karen said above. Use a chair mat under the area where you'll be sitting - they come in a variety of sizes, or sturdy and easy to clean, and won't hide your current carpet.
  • Barbara Barbara on Mar 29, 2016
    I use an old plastic shower curtain under my workspace to keep drips from staining the carpet. Also Big lots has flannel backed plastic tablecloths this time of year for $2-3 each, cheaper than carpet cleaning!
  • Nancy Nancy on Mar 30, 2016
    A very large chair mat would be ideal.