Picture this: You have a flooring project you’d like to get done, you’re on a budget, and you want to do it yourself. BUT, you don’t want hard surface flooring, you want carpet.
Installing carpet yourself is not a simple task. Most rolls come in 12′ widths and can be VERY heavy. Even if all you needed was a 12’x15′ piece, that roll could weight over 200 pounds! Add on the fact that you’ll need to put down tack strip, carpet pad, and figure out how to properly stretch in a piece of carpet. You’ll quickly realize that installing carpet by yourself is not something we’d recommend.
Enter Floorigami by Shaw. Floorigami is carpet made to make your life easier and to install by yourself. It comes in a box, it is pre-cut into rectangles, and it has adhesive on the back. You simply clean the space or area you want to put this product down at, start in the center of the room, and beginning putting your new carpet together like a puzzle piece.
“But this is just peel & stick carpet, right?” This isn’t your mothers peel & stick tiles she got at the Big Box stores. This is soft, stain resistant carpet that you can depend on. It is made by the leading carpet manufacturer, Shaw Industries, so you know it will be a quality piece and they’ll stand behind it. It comes in 8 different styles with 3 to 4 colors within each style. At Carpet Garage, we stock 2 of the styles. One in a LCL pattern with 4 colors, and one in your standard frieze carpet with 4 colors. Both priced under $3 per SF.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on this type of flooring. Do you think this is something you could see yourself putting in your own home?
Today, I’d like to focus a little attention on carpet fibers and what is the difference and benefits of each. There are not really that many different types of carpet