Asked on Mar 06, 2017

What can I use leftover pieces of vinyl flooring for?

We just put new flooring in, and I have lots of small pieces left. They're pretty, and I hate to throw them away, so I thought some of you creative people could give me some ideas on how to upcycle them. Thanks!
  18 answers
  • Jennifer | CrazyDiyMom Jennifer | CrazyDiyMom on Mar 06, 2017

    You could apply them to a piece of scrap wood and make a nice sign for your home or for someone else as a gift.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 06, 2017


  • M. M.. M. M.. on Mar 07, 2017

    Cut them into 4 inch squares, glue felt on the back and have coasters that match your floor! Just don't use them for super hot cups/pots...:)

  • Melita Todd Melita Todd on Mar 07, 2017

    I used mine under my sink and in cupboards for a clean update.

  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Mar 07, 2017

    Use the left over pieces of flooring as liners in closets, in a boot tray, in a cardboard box to make it stronger for storage or make a wall hanging by cutting various shapes and/or lenghts and glue them to a board. Or, how about making a headboard for your bed, or glue them to a plain door and add molding. I am sure there are many other ways to use these scraps. Have fun.

  • Marie Marie on Mar 08, 2017

    I did the under the sink idea, as well as the coasters idea. They worked out real well. I also have a table that had a veneer top. I use the table outdoors so it is exposed to the heat of the summer. I measured a piece of flooring and glue it to the table top. My friends thought I went out and bought a new table.

  • Madolyn  hoff Madolyn hoff on Mar 09, 2017

    do a backspash or a wall

  • DJ DJ on Mar 10, 2017

    I used mine as mats for preschool, we cut them to be a good size for individual children to put their play dough on. The kids thought of numerous ways to incorporate them into their play. They use them in all center areas of our room, and even outdoors.

  • Wendy Cochran Wendy Cochran on Mar 10, 2017

    First thing I think of is a gardening table to repot plants or whatever needs to be done. Should clean up nice ready for next time.

  • Christine Kay Millier Christine Kay Millier on Mar 11, 2017

    Glue to the back of a bookshelf or other cupboard and use as a room divider.

    Glue to a worn tabletop, to repurpose the table to be used for craft or for baby change table.

  • Tes8219149 Tes8219149 on Mar 11, 2017

    Use for lino cut prints or stamps. Glue vinyl to wood same size as the print you would like to make. Use wood/vinyl cutting tools to cut the design you have transferred to the vinyl. Roll on paint or print making ink and print you design.

    T ah-dah!

  • Gle15179532 Gle15179532 on Mar 30, 2017

    What about a Jigsaw Puzzle. Add a pretty picture on the piece you choose and when it dries cut it out like jigsaw, lots of fun. Hope that makes sense.

    Glenys in Australia x

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Apr 01, 2017

    Cover the top of side tables and you will not have to worry about the kids ruining the top of your tables with their glasses!

  • Sandye Roberts Sandye Roberts on Sep 28, 2019

    I'm doing acrylic pour on one

  • Sandye Roberts Sandye Roberts on Sep 28, 2019

    I'm coating them with primer then doing an acrylic pour

  • Barb Barb on Oct 18, 2021

    Make a staggered picture frame with small blocks of the flooring using staples or a smaller block glued or nailed accost the back of connecting blocks to hold it together and hold its shape without bending .Then add a few photos using tape . Make a few in different shapes hang them on a wall in a special way to draw the eye to one wall as an accent wall. That way if don't like a full accent wall or want to change photos you can as well as always take it down easily enough then doing a full accent wall .

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 02, 2021

    Cut them into shapes and make into a patchwork table top or cover a box or make Jewellery with them, Have fun!