Bathroom Carpeting: Temporary Alternative to Replacement Flooring

Bathroom Carpeting: Temporary Alternative to Replacement Flooring

Kyle Freeman
Jan 8, 2009

We know that most people shudder at the thought of bathroom carpet, deeming it tacky and so 1970's. Our bathroom desperately needs to be renovated but it's not in the budget and honestly, we're really attached to the original, albeit permanently marred sink. But the floor is NASTY. Cracking, ugly from the get-go linoleum tile. The picture doesn't do it justice. So until we can redo the loo, we opt for easy to wash, nylon, bathroom carpeting. Check out the after photo...

Again, it's not a perfect solution but for $63.00 for a 5 x 7 piece of carpet, it's an awfully affordable for-the-time-being, cozy alternative. Granted, we've always had a crush on wall to wall carpeting - a vestige from growing up in a home that had lots of it. And if it weren't for the nasty chemicals in affordable wall-to-wall carpeting, we'd have more of it around. For some reason this bathroom carpeting has very limited odor that dissipates within days - NOTHING like standard carpet.

We bought this carpet online from J.A.G. Carpet and Rug Distributors in Brooklyn, New York. Admittedly, the color palette is pretty dated but if you stick with the neutrals, it might work for you. We went with cream since it's one of the more digestible colors in the palette and because we have a small bathroom and wanted to keep the look monochromatic. (The slightly crinkled look is due to the fact that we JUST laid it out so it's still "unsettling" from being packaged.) The carpet only comes in 5 foot width but you can have them cut it to any length. Check it out here.

So if you're a renter with a nasty bathroom floor or a homeowner with a tiny bank account, don't be so quick to snub bathroom carpet. Have you ever tried it?

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