Peel and Stick Cork Puzzle Tiles

by DIY Maven

Peel and Stick Cork Puzzle Tiles

Check out Mio Cultures’ very cool--and environmentally friendly--peel and stick cork ModuTiles ($95). They’re sold in sets of six tan and six chocolate colored tiles that cover 12 square feet. Configure them any way you please to make rugs or runners. Use the adhesive tabs for temporary installation, or install them permanently over an entire floor using standard cork flooring adhesives and finishes. To increase they’re durability for...

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6 ft. Round Everywhere Rug for only $32!

by Chris Gardner

I don't think I've ever purchased anything from Crate and Barrel, but I'm pretty sure I'll break the trend for one of these Everywhere Rugs for only $32.00 USD. 

6 ft. Round Everywhere Rug for only $32!

So states CrateandBarrel.com:

Indoors, outdoors, anywhere at all. Colorful high-performance polypropylene rug is waterproof, reversible and mold- and mildew-resistant. Just rinse clean.

  • 100% Polypropylene
  • Machine-braided and hand-sewn
  • Reversible
  • Spot clean or rinse
  • Imported 
Go getcha one!

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Five Easy DIY Home Projects Under $50 (Almost)

by Chris Gardner

"Wendy Bounds, author of The Wall Street Journal's home improvement column, Did It Myself, has five simple projects you can do yourself, most of which will cost less than $50. Bounds says if she can do these projects, anyone can. 'You can definitely do all of these by yourself, using the Internet if you get stuck, ' Bounds said."

 

Five Easy DIY Home Projects Under $50 (Almost)
 

 

  • Fix Wall Flaws                                             $3-10
  • Tidy Up...

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The Benefits of Bamboo Flooring

by Chris Gardner

Here's a collection of online articles and reviews that detail all the environmental, aesthetic, and DIYable benefits of opting to replace your carpet or linoleum with bamboo flooring.

The Benefits of Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo Flooring (From A Much Better Way)

Bamboo Flooring (From BuildingGreen.com)

Bamboo Flooring: The Environmentally Friendly Alternative (From Flooring2Roof) 

Bamboo Flooring: Is it really Treehugger Green? (From Treehugger) 

  

Any more good info? 

 

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An Alternative to Laminate Flooring: Click Cork

by DIY Maven

An Alternative to Laminate Flooring: Click Cork

If you’re interested in the diy-ability, comfort and cleanliness of wood laminate, but don’t particularly care for its hard, cold, noisy-to-walk-on surface, you might want to consider click-together cork flooring. The video from iFloor is a nice primer for do-it-yourself installation, which is similar, if not identical, to traditional laminate flooring. Pre-finished cork tiles can start around $2.60 a square foot. To peruse various manufacturers...

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More Puzzling Floors

by DIY Maven

More Puzzling Floors

A few weeks ago we had puzzle carpet, now we have puzzle wood flooring. Puzzle Floor™ pieces are made of 5/8" solid northern hardwood which ‘is precision-manufactured...to allow for perfect alignment and fit.” The 13" x 13" squares are available in 13 different colors, and according to the company’s website, installation sounds DIY-able. I just have one question about this sudden influx of puzzle flooring. Why just floor applications? Why not...

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