Ways to Repurpose Vinyl Flooring Tiles

Vinyl flooring is one of the most common surfaces in any home because it is affordable and comes in a plethora of different patterns and colours. If you happen to have any leftover pieces of vinyl from previous installation projects, or if you simply want to consider them for special uses, here are some options for repurposing them:

Line the cabinets under the sinks

More often than not, areas under the sink in your kitchen and bathroom are dirty and damp places. One way you can help remove this dampness is to cut a small piece of vinyl and fit it to the bottom of the cabinet. This way you can help your both your cabinetry and flooring from becoming unnecessarily wet and dirty. The piece of vinyl installed will literally serve as a barrier against dirt and moisture. It's important to know that if you have existing leaks, you should fix that before moving forward with the project, since the water will continue to leak even through the vinyl piece.

Vinyl can be used to protect wood from clamps

When working with wood, you might have to involve clamping some pieces together in order to be able to join them together with nails or screws. When doing this, there is a small possibility of damaging the wood with the clamping equipment. This can be prevented by using small pieces of vinyl between the wood and the hardware, ultimately preventing any dents. All you have to do when finished is remove the pieces of vinyl and the clamps.

Creating innovative coasters

It's no secret that any wet object can damage the wood when placed directly onto it. That includes wet glasses on your coffee table or planters sitting on end tables. In order to avoid moisture from damaging your wood furnishings, cut a couple circles from the leftover pieces of vinyl and place them onto the furniture. You can then use them as a support for your glasses, pots, etc.

You can create a utilitarian backsplash

A backsplash is used in order to cover the area between a cupboard and a countertop. For kitchen, most people use backsplashes made out of expensive materials such as stone or tile. For other rooms of your house, such as a laundry room or a work shop, you can opt for a less expensive backsplash. This is where excess vinyl comes in handy. A vinyl backsplash provides a dash of colour to the room, while also serving as a protective barrier that can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth.

Contact a company like Kelwin Coastal Carpets to learn more.