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8 DIY Ideas With Leftover Flooring

Have you found yourself with leftover floor planks or carpet after flooring installation? Do not let the extra flooring pieces sit around or throw it away. Instead, it’s the perfect time to get crafty. Below we found eight DIY ideas that you can make with leftover flooring. These ideas are great as gifts or even for your own home. Keep scrolling to check them all out! 


Whether you have laminate, luxury vinyl or hardwood flooring, this first DIY is perfect for any extra planks. With just two leftover planks and a glass mirror, you can create a rustic full-length mirror that would easily cost you $200 or more at a home store. Here’s a guide that can help you make one. 


You can take extra planks and create different signs. What is great about sign making is that you can cut them into any size and decorate them however you want. You can put whatever phases, colors, designs, appliques and more to make it your own. Plus, if you make enough signs, you can either sell them or gift them to many people! 


Gardening is trending this year, especially since most of us are staying home. Up your gardening game by making your own planters. Wooden planters are super sturdy and natural and keep your plants organized. And yes, you can use leftover wooden planks to make them. 


Add even more elegance to your home with homemade wooden coasters. That’s right — you can use leftover wood planks to create coaster sets. These coaster sets work great for your own home or even as holiday or birthday gifts for your friends and family. To learn how to make wooden coasters, check out this tutorial

Creative Flooring Designs

Do not toss away your leftover carpet, instead keep it for this next crafting project. If you have multiple carpet colors and styles, you can combine all your carpet leftovers to create a unique flooring design as a rug. The best part is that it will 100% be a one of a kind rug that you can showcase whenever people come over. 


For our handy DIYers with all kinds of tools and equipment, you can make tables out of leftover planks. Making a table is a pretty intense project, but you will love the outcome. And, you never know, you may make some money off your scraps. For help on constructing your new plank table, check out this guide

Cat Scratching Post

If you have a cat and leftover carpet, you need to keep reading because you can make a cat scratching post out of your unused soft flooring. Luckily, it does not take a lot to build the post, just the carpet, a base, a 2X4 wooden post and adhesive. Once you finish, you will have a handy cat post that would have cost you $30 or more at any other store. 

Floor Mats

Whether you need new car mats or mats around your home, your unused carpet will save the day. Making mats around your home is a little bit easier than your car since all you need is to cut out a rectangle. But we did find an easy to follow car mat tutorial that will help you along the way. 

You do not need to throw away your unused flooring. Instead, you can make these projects or more out of them. And, if you are looking to install floors or need a local handyman in Edwardsville, Belleville, O’Fallon or the surrounding areas, contact Valor Home Services today. Also, don’t forget to show us some of your projects!