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Very large rug or carpet piece for cold floor?

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GirlWiththeLionHeart Wed 27-Mar-13 12:32:23

My living room floor is very cold original floorboards and I was wondering if buying a big rug to cover most of the floor, or just buying a roll of carpet and putting down would be cheaper?

I'm currently renting so cannot fit a carpet properly as landlord won't allow. I have a baby ds so want him to feel comfortable crawling around when he starts.

ceeveebee Wed 27-Mar-13 12:52:07

I think if you bought a roll of carpet you'd probably have to get it edged to stop it fraying (we did this for a runner in our hallway - local carpet shop did it), and also would it not just curl up if its not fitted?

You can buy very cheap rugs from ikea 2m x 2m

GirlWiththeLionHeart Wed 27-Mar-13 12:59:59

Yes it probably will roll up, you're right. Rugs are so expensive though for the size I need - 12ft x 9ft

I will ask the carpet shop about edging thank you!

starfishmummy Wed 27-Mar-13 13:08:40

I would agree with looking in Ikea if you are near one.

ceeveebee Wed 27-Mar-13 13:35:05

I wouldn;t worry too much about covering the entire floor area - we have a 3m x 2m rug in our living room and there is a lot of wooden floor still uncovered, my DCs soon got used to crawling/walking on the wooden areas as well as the rug.
I did put some bright coloured foam tiles down when they first started rolling but took them up quite soon as they were pretty unattractive to look at!

Tubegirl Wed 27-Mar-13 13:35:21

Depending on the size of the room, a carpet offcut would be ok and not roll. You can buy double sided tape to hold it down - but be sure you can get the tape off again later although there are lots of products that will remove sticky stuff. It may fray but what I took from your post is that you were less worried about the ascetics and more about the insulation underfoot. We've done this as a temporary measure until we've finished renovating as there was a draught coming up through the floorboards. Brrr.

GirlWiththeLionHeart Wed 27-Mar-13 13:41:45

Exactly tubegirl it is just a temporary measure as I'm sick of being freezing in my living room! Plus as I'm renting, I don't want to spend too much. Good idea re double sided tape thank you

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