8 Uses for FLOR Tiles...

...besides making an area rug. FLOR's got a good thing going on. If you tire of their carpet tiles, you can easily send them back for recycling, or you can recycle them in your own home...• Ottoman: Build a square cube from plywood that fits the dimensions of a standard FLOR tile (19.7 x 19.7 x 19.7 inches). Use 6 carpet tiles to cover the cube and make a modern ottoman.

Coasters: When Jessica posted Rose and Radish's Felt Coasters, AT Reader Cilantro suggested using FLOR samples for coasters. Sample packs are available from FLOR for $5.

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Cat Scratcher: Use FLOR tiles to make a DIY version of this Modern Cat Scratcher, or cover staggered shelves in carpet tiles to make an indoor playground for your pet.

Chair Mat: Cut a FLOR tile to fit the seat of a flat, standard chair. Make a matching set for a group of dining chairs.

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Shoe Rack: Line a low shelf or landing strip with FLOR tiles to make a shoe rack. If the carpet gets dirty from your shoes, you can wash the tiles in the sink, or send them back for recycling and buy new ones.

Side Table: Use patterned FLOR tiles on top of a basic side table (like the ubiquitous IKEA Lack Table). The tiles will add texture and color, and you won't need to use coasters on the table.

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Wallpaper: Use FLOR tiles on the wall (nail them up at each corner) to cover an alcove or small space with textured pattern. The composite backing on the tiles will also slightly soundproof the wall.

FLOR Tray: Cut down a carpet tile to line a tray. The tiles add texture and act as a trivet, while the rubbery backing keeps the liner in place.

When using FLOR for DIY projects, keep in mind that the following surfaces aren't compatible with the tiles: carpeted/padded floors, hand painted/vintage finishes, unfinished waxed floors, and un-sealed concrete. For more information, click here.

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