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    • MrsPee
    • By MrsPee 8th Aug 18, 5:51 PM
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    Carpet Offcuts - what can I use them for?
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    Carpet Offcuts - what can I use them for? 8th Aug 18 at 5:51 PM
    Hi everyone

    I haven't posted on here in a long time, but I'm hoping you can help. I got some new carpets fitted yesterday and I have loads of offcuts left. Some are quite a decent size and I'l like to be able to use them for something - but I'm not sure what..... Can anyone help please?

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    • tboo
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    If the off cuts are large enough then make them into mats - take them to your carpet shop and they can do it, at a cost obviously.

    Odd bits can be used as door mats
    Or line the shed
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    To line a dug-out pond.....underneath the pond liner itself. Stops splits from sharp stones.
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    I use an off cut to line the boots of hubby's and my car. So when I clean my car all I need to do is remove the carpet and hoover it.
    I have also used the off cuts as additional mats - hall way and kitchen floor.
    You could also put an additional piece on the floor where hubby / grandad or anyone who is messy sits ( stops carpet being worn by their feet).
    To line the bottom of a wardrobe.
    If you have children they can become carpets in a dolls house.
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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 9th Aug 18, 12:01 AM
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    If you garden, can be used for kneeling on - a bit of luxury

    If you are moving can be used as furniture protection
    Last edited by Mrs Salad Dodger; 09-08-2018 at 12:02 AM. Reason: Missing info
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    • By gardner1 9th Aug 18, 12:32 AM
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    If you've got decent size off cuts get them"whipped"
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    • By PollyWollyDoodle 9th Aug 18, 8:54 AM
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    This made me smile, my dad was a sales rep for a carpet manufacturer, and nstead of rugs in the bedroom we always had carpet samples and offcuts. If you want to use off cuts for anything in the house, as above you need to get the edges 'whipped' or they will shed tufts all the time and drive you mad.

    What a lot of people do is put them in the loft 'just in case'. In fact, if you do spill something, put the iron down, the dog chews it etc ... It's very unlikely that those off-cuts will be any use, you're more likely to need a complete replacement. I have yet to move into a house that doesn't have some in the loft!

    Unless you have a pond to lay, or you want to carpet the understairs cupboard or similar, I'd bin them.
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    • Lydia42
    • By Lydia42 9th Aug 18, 10:39 AM
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    Sell them. I've bought off cuts of carpet and lino for our smaller rooms off fb ;-)
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    • AlwaysAllie
    • By AlwaysAllie 9th Aug 18, 11:04 AM
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    Sell them. I've bought off cuts of carpet and lino for our smaller rooms off fb ;-)
    Originally posted by Lydia42
    This!!

    Ive just sold two small pieces of my most recent new carpet.

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    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 9th Aug 18, 11:09 AM
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    We'd fabric in the garden? (covered with bark)
    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 9th Aug 18, 5:09 PM
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    I've used them to stand on in the shed, in the porch for muddy boots or in the car boot.
    • Greenqueen
    • By Greenqueen 11th Aug 18, 2:45 PM
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    I "freegled" my last offcut. It was collected by somebody who wanted it for a tiny box room.
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 11th Aug 18, 2:52 PM
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    We had the largest bit whipped and use it as a mat on top of the carpet in the hall - is handy when you can't get your shoes off and the alarm is beeping.


    MIL had a flood in her downstairs loo so we used a bit in there.
    • herbily
    • By herbily 11th Aug 18, 8:12 PM
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    If you're worried about heavy items of furniture leaving dent marks in your carpet, for example because you might move them later, or move house, put pieces of offcut at the pressure points, e.g. under legs of beds, tables etc. That way most of the dent mark goes into the offcut.


    If you have pets, they might appreciate an extra layer of carpet under their bed.
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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 11th Aug 18, 9:17 PM
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    If you're worried about heavy items of furniture leaving dent marks in your carpet, for example because you might move them later, or move house, put pieces of offcut at the pressure points, e.g. under legs of beds, tables etc. That way most of the dent mark goes into the offcut.


    If you have pets, they might appreciate an extra layer of carpet under their bed.
    Originally posted by herbily


    That's a good reminder, I've got some offcuts I put under the feet of the ironing board to stop marking the carpet. We've also got some small bit we use as padding under the feet of the loft ladder.
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