We tried an affordable, DIY flooring hack that completely transformed out office for under $200. You can order the foam flooring panels here. Be sure to measure your room and order more than you think you’ll need in case you make any mistakes.
When we originally toured this house, I thought this was the mudroom. It wasn’t until we saw the rest of the house and realized that it was in fact the second bedroom they were advertising.
We recently moved in and were excited about turning this room into an office and a place to workout. It’s also our guest room when we can have visitors again.
It was the original tile flooring that gave the space a mudroom feel. And it kept the room so cold, I stayed out and couldn’t imagine our guests sleeping down there.
Brian suggested we put foam flooring in, like our beloved yoga studio back in San Francisco. Initially, I was afraid it would look like the foam tiles you’d see on the floor of a preschool. But figured I should trust him on this one. And I’m glad I did.
- Measuring tape
- Soft Wood Foam Tiles 2 ft. x 2 ft. – we went with the “textured maple” color, although it looks like Inc. Stores has eight colors to choose from
- Utility knife
Starting from one corner of the room, we worked our way outward, locking the squares into place. Our original order covered about 80% of the floor.
With some precise measuring, we placed a second order for additional squares.
Because this room is approximately 11′ wide, I’d have to trim one side of the 2′ x 2′ squares to have it come flush against the baseboards. This is where the measuring tape and utility knife really came in handy.
In the end, I’m really happy with how this DIY flooring hack turned out. And for anyone like me who may have a mild case of OCD or just loves details, this project proved to be oddly satisfying.
Let me know what you think of this upgrade in the comments below.