Making Our Basement Home-Office Cozier With Carpet Tiles

McKenzie Guymon
by McKenzie Guymon
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This post was sponsored by Floorigami. All opinions are my own.

In March 2020, my husband started working from home. He was working on a little outdoor table, propped up on paint cans, that we moved into our living room. Throughout the coming months, we learned that he wouldn’t be returning to his workplace any time soon. We upgraded his desk, chair, and even moved to a new house in that time. Once we had our baby, he didn’t have a workspace of his own anymore, so we decided to partially finish our basement. We framed in a room that he could call his office. The problem is that it still felt very much like an unfinished basement and didn’t feel too inviting for him to spend all day in.

When I learned about Floorigami, I knew that it would be the perfect addition to this office space. It could be applied directly to the concrete, would keep my husband’s feet from getting cold on the floor, and it would make the space feel much more cozy!

The best part about installing Floorigami, is that you don’t need any fancy tools to do it! To install, we used:

- Floorigami carpet tiles

-Measuring stick



  1. Clean the surface really well before laying the Floorigami carpet on it.

2. Lay out the Floorigami carpet in a staggered pattern, to figure out where all of your carpet is going and where you are going to need to make cuts.

3. Use a measuring stick to figure out where to make cuts. Turn the Floorigami carpet upside down and score it with the razor blade. You can either tear it along the scored edge or use the razor blade to cut it to the right size. Be sure to clean up any carpet remnants as you go, keeping the surface clean.

4. Remove the plastic off of the sticky backing and apply it to your surface.

5. Push it down really well to get it nice and secure.

6. Repeat these steps to install the Floorigami carpet to the area you want to be carpeted.

7. Once it is installed, vacuum the carpet to get any additional carpet remnants off. This also helps smooth out any seams that you can still see.

I am so impressed with how much the Floorigami carpet helped transform this space! Although it is still technically an unfinished basement, it feels much more like a finished space. It is an area that my husband feels comfortable spending his workdays in.

We have also been really impressed with how well it has held up. We haven’t had any issues with the Floorigami peeling up, which was something I was interested to see if it would do. It is a great option for anyone who is hoping to finish their basement someday but needs to do it in phases, while also having the ability to use the space. I know a lot of people are in the same position that we were in with their basements, so I highly recommend looking into Floorigami as an option!

I have loved seeing my husband and my kids enjoy this new area in our home, thanks to Floorigami!

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  • Paj4985070 Paj4985070 on Nov 17, 2021

    Great job! My question Is about the office chair What brand and where did you find it? Looks as if it has built in back support. Thanks, Paj

  • Kim 'Kiewatt' Waknitz Kim 'Kiewatt' Waknitz on Nov 18, 2022

    What size is the room you did?

  • Sig6944897 Sig6944897 on Dec 11, 2022

    Why did you stagger the carpet tiles instead of putting them next to each other?

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  • Lori Ward-Laatsch Lori Ward-Laatsch on Nov 17, 2021

    I did this when I moved into my current townhouse the master had no floors just subfloor. I use it as a closet now and I put in carpet squares from Habitat and then added long thin ones like you used because the square were didn't cover about a foot either direction so the long ones form a sort of plus sign. My son thought I was nuts until his wife and I whipped through getting them down then he thought it looked cool. I was a little worried too truth be told but it looks kinda cool and no one else really sees it.

    I am hoping some day I can do hardwoods all through the home since I have a dog who sometimes thinks she doesn't have to use her doggy door if it is raining. LOL funny story she love to finish my cereal milk and when she peed inside one day I refuse to give her it and said no you won't use the doggy door to pee. Next time I got a bowl she was out her doggy door so fast it was hilarious. We still have a issue but she is trying to be good.

  • Happy Days Hometalker Happy Days Hometalker on Nov 18, 2022

    We converted our bay garage bay into our home office and used the rubber foam interlocking gym floor mats bought at Costco on sale, easy install, fast and easy to keep clean. We live in CA so we didn't need thick carpeting to keep our toes warm.