I need entrance matting! I needed to replace the laminate! When I get bitten by the DIY bug I can’t help myself. I’m always getting crazy new DIY ideas and the house will never be finished! This time it was a new entrance mat. With three boys and a husband and the constant in and out of the pram wheels we needed something more substantial than a tiny mat. The boys always whizz past the small mat on the way to take their shoes off on the stairs. So when I saw on Pinterest that you could fit a full mat I couldn’t help but put it on my list of things to do.
1 piece of heavy-duty entrance mat carpet – I purchased mine from eBay it was 2m x 1.25m and cost £23.75
1 roll carpet tape – I got mine from B&Q and it was £6.23
1 strip of Floor threshold – again B & Q and it was £20.47
Then I used my own tools to cut the floor
- Measure the area and get the right size of carpet to go in the space, of course you want to order a little overage to allow for a lovely snug fit.
- Draw a line with a pencil on the existing floor
- Cut carefully along the floor
- Remove the floor pieces
- Remove any debris and dust or the tape won’t work
- Measure the carpet and cut to a rough size leaving overage
- Cut down and stick down the bottom level of the carpet threshold strip
- Press down as much tape as you think you’ll need. I did all the edges and zig zagged across the middle
- Remove the other side of the double sided tape to leave a sticky surface
- Carefully lay down the carpet and cut to size, put under the edges of the floorboard if you can
- Clip on the top of the carpet threshold strip
- Stand back and admire your work!
I tried to do a time-lapse of the whole project but the camera cut out for some of it so I have had to do a commentary on top of the footage I did get to show you the project.