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Carpet Tiles-Mud


Have been struggeling to stop mud entering the house with pets, kids and myself trying to do some gardening. So I popped to local carpet shop and kindly asked for some carpet tiles (x10) to put in my utility by the doors. Low and behold they had plenty to give away! I use them until they are saturated and then get out fresh ones. Not a good idea to wash them as they have all got fire retardent backing which cloggs up your washing machine. (yes I did break my machine and had to get it fixed at great cost!)

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Oh that's a good idea. I'm going to try and get some to put in the shelter by my back door :o) They'll save my kitchen floor ! Thank you for the idea :o)

24 Jan, 2014


i like that idea to :-) thx.

24 Jan, 2014


Thats a brilliant idea and one I tried myself, unfortunately Brynner thought they belonged in the same category as doormats and Morgans bedding and used them as toys, they didn't last long at all, I was just relieved that I hadn't actually paid for them as they were spares given to me....

24 Jan, 2014


You can scrub them outside on a dry day (if we ever have one again) and rinse them by throwing a bowl of water over them. Then lean them up against the wall on the South side to drain and dry. (Being a true Yorkshire woman I can't bear throwing things away if they have any life left in them...)

24 Jan, 2014


Hywel - glad you liked my idea. Especially with this incessant rain. Was watching the news and was horrified to find people are still flooded and have been since Christmas! Puts it into perpective when we complain about getting a little mud into our house!

24 Jan, 2014


Yes, I suppose we've got a lot to be grateful for ! :o)

25 Jan, 2014


Hi Amsterdam ..
yes, the carpet samples from shops are very useful ..

I've used them for years for doormats, and for various parts of my dogs' tricks routines.

Helpful blog :o)

27 Jan, 2014

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