Add Beauty With A Homemade Area Rug Made With Extra Pieces Of Nylon Carpeting

8 August 2016
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If you recently had several colors of nylon carpeting installed in the rooms in your home and have some large pieces left over from the project, use them to create an area rug for your front porch to cover up a bare section. The rug can be placed underneath patio furniture to give the sitting area a welcoming appearance or placed underneath potted plants and foliage.


  • measuring tape
  • marker
  • utility knife
  • scissors
  • roll of carpet adhesive
  • broom
  • soapy water
  • scrub brush
  • carpet pad

Measure, Mark, And Cut Carpet Squares That Are The Same Size

Lay the carpet pieces on a flat surface so that the bottom side of each one is facing upwards. Use a measuring tape and marker to mark square shapes that are the same size across each carpet piece. The squares do not need to be a particular size, but envision how you would like the rug to appear when you are finished and how large you would like it to be in order to decide how big to make the squares. Use a utility knife to cut out the carpet squares. When finished, use a pair of scissors to trim any frayed edges on each piece.

Arrange The Pieces To Form A Pattern And Attach Them

Lay the pieces out with the top side of each one facing upwards. Arrange the pieces to form a pattern that appeals to you. Measure the length of one side of one of the squares to determine how long each piece of carpet adhesive needs to be. Flip two squares over that you would like to attach.

Remove the paper backing from the adhesive and press the adhesive's sticky side firmly over the edges that are being adjoined so that half of the adhesive is secured to each piece. Connect the remaining pieces in the same manner until all of them are attached.

Place The Area Rug On The Porch

Sweep the porch's floor off and remove any residue from its surface with soapy water and a scrub brush. Rinse the surface with water afterwards and wait for the floor to dry. Place a carpet pad that is the same size as the area rug that you made on the section of the porch that you would like to cover. The pad will prevent the area rug from moving when weight is placed on it. Lay the area rug directly on top of the pad.

Enjoy the homemade rug whenever you spend time on your porch. Keep it maintained by vacuuming it regularly and removing stains with carpet cleaner and a soft-bristled brush. 

For more information, contact Costen Flooring America or a similar company.