Alternative Flooring: Strange Ways to Save Money

Traditional flooring is expensive. Tile, carpet, and even vinyl can all cost big bucks. Add in the cost of installation and you can quickly use up most of your decorating budget. If you’re strapped for cash, there are alternatives to traditional flooring. You have to be a little creative and use some DIY skills make to them work and maximize their attractiveness, but you can cover a floor for less than the cost of traditional options. Here are some ideas for alternative floor coverings.

Carpet samples. Many retailers will either give away carpet samples or charge only a nominal fee. I know people who have created very attractive area rugs (and even carpeted whole rooms) with samples. (


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4 Responses to Alternative Flooring: Strange Ways to Save Money

  1. Daddy Paul says:

    What great ideas.

  2. Grandma Darlene says:

    This was very helpful to me since I am in the process of looking for new carpet.

  3. Lana James says:

    Love all these suggestions. Thanks for taking the time to post them for us. I’ve always liked anything alternative, when I had a lot more money and even more now with a lot less money. :)

  4. Timmy says:

    These are terrible ideas

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