The Secret to Removing Old Vinyl Floor Tiles

Are you living with vinyl floor tile remorse? Did you really think the faux parquet tiles would look like authentic parquet?  If you’ve hit rock bottom and are ready to start from scratch, here’s a juicy little tip that will help you get on the road to floor recovery and remove those pesky, sticky squares that tried to dazzle you.

The secret:

dry ice

parchment or wax paper

towel or rags

putty knife

Aeray over on Instructables discovered this easy technique after “scraping, heating and using a variety of solvents”. Continue Reading

DIY: Leather Rug and Tiles Made From Old Belts

created at: 2009/12/23

Enough of Christmas aleady! Dudecraft got my creative juices flowing today with this post of a round floor covering made from recycled, old belts. Frankly, I think these are brand new belts made to look vintage. Old belts would be very wavy.

This can be done, however.  I’ve made all sorts of things with belts. One summer I volunteered at our State Fair to help out in a booth that did some amazing leathercrafting. Now this is something I can use! Continue Reading