I made an amazing quantity of headway on the house gymnasium flooring this weekend, and I received the FLOR carpet tiles put in in the entire room except for the closet space. And I’m completely thrilled with how these look! I used the Rush Avenue FLOR carpet tiles in black, and I took an opportunity by ordering them with out ordering samples first. However my gamble paid off, as a result of I like how they give the impression of being!
I nonetheless must do one thing about that transition strip, however extra on that in a second.
I shall be including quarter spherical or shoe molding (most likely quarter spherical) to the baseboards to cowl over areas like this the place the tiles didn’t cowl proper as much as the wall. Slicing carpet strips that tiny could be enormous ache, however quarter spherical will cowl proper over that.
Again to the transition strip. I’ve two on this room — one coming from the hallway and one going into the lavatory. My preliminary thought was to match the stain on the one going into the hallway to match the hardwood flooring within the hallway.
However then I’ve this different one going from the black FLOR carpet tiles to a white marbled tile lavatory flooring.
So to maintain issues constant, I’ve determined to stain each of them black to match the FLOR carpet tiles as an alternative. And I’ve already examined Matt’s wheelchair over the transition strips, and it goes over them with ease.
I do know I’ve solely had these carpet tiles down for a few days, however I’m completely offered on FLOR carpet tiles. I completely love the best way they give the impression of being.
And putting in them was nearly as simple as a DIY undertaking can get. I used to be going to take step-by-step photos for a bit of tutorial, however there’s no want. Significantly. You set one tile down. You set sticky squares on the again edge. You set one other tile down subsequent to it caught to the identical sticky squares in order that the 2 tiles are caught collectively. Repeat. 😀 And for those who’re putting in wall-to-wall like I did, simply use a utility knife with a brand new sharp razor blade and a straight edge to chop the tiles.
It severely couldn’t get any simpler, and the result’s actually phenomenal. And whereas it’s not precisely rapid gratification, you may get a complete room finished in a day (so long as you’re not having to take care of subfloor points, like I’m).
I needed a black flooring since this can be a dwelling gymnasium, however it’s positively very black and really darkish. It does make the room really feel darker, however because the partitions are so vibrant and cheerful, I don’t have an issue with the room feeling a bit of darker.
Cooper, our very hyper 100-pound canine, has already examined it out as nicely. I used to be leaping on my rebounder Saturday night time, and I let him are available right here with me. He began working and spinning and doing all types of sudden begins and stops. None of that had any impact in any respect on the carpet squares. They didn’t separate (these sticky squares actually are tremendous sticky). They didn’t transfer or shift. They didn’t snag. Aside from a couple of soiled paw prints (he had been outdoors prior), they regarded completely nice after he completed taking part in and left the room. And people soiled paw prints vacuumed proper up.
So I’m an enormous FLOR fan now! They’re not precisely low-cost. I purchased 100 tiles for this room (I believe I’ll have 5 left over, which I’ll be glad to have readily available in case I would like to exchange one), and with delivery and tax, it got here to only over $1600.
So it’s not an inexpensive choice, however I do suppose there’s fact in “you get what you pay for.” I attempted to go a budget route the primary time, and spent solely about $225 for foam tiles for the entire room. (After I purchased them, they had been cheaper than they’re now.) And all of us noticed how that labored out. They didn’t look pretty much as good. The gymnasium tools left actually unhealthy dents within the foam, they usually didn’t come out even days later. And Cooper poked a gap within the foam flooring the primary time he got here in right here.
However these carpet squares look nice, match collectively completely (no jigsaw puzzle-looking seams like with the froth flooring), they usually appear fairly indestructible. So whereas they’re significantly dearer than the froth dwelling gymnasium flooring tiles that I initially tried to make use of, I believe the added expense shall be value it. And since they maintain as much as my massive, hyper canine, I’ve little doubt that they’ll maintain up completely to Matt’s wheelchair.
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