10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Flooring

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10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Flooring

Don’t throw away those scraps of leftover flooring! Use these 10, fun and creative ideas to make the most out of your leftover flooring and create gorgeous decor beyond your floor.

We’ve all been there. You buy X amount of a product trying to make sure you buy enough, then you end up with all of this leftover material and you’re thinking “What the heck do I do with this?!”

Actually, I’m kind of the opposite. I like to think I have enough product, space, etc., and then end up realizing half way through the project that I was dead wrong, like when I think my small mixing bowl can hold enough dough for 3 dozen cookies…ummm, no. It cannot.

Anyway, you responsible folks probably measured your space (always measure before you order!) and ordered just a little extra material just to be safe. Now the project is done, and you’re left with some scraps that you do not want to waste because let’s face it, that stuff costs a pretty penny, even with the best deals (read –> our deals 😉 ).

So what now? We’ve put together 10 great ways to use up those flooring scraps–not just to get rid of them, but to add a beautiful, striking look to your home without spending (a lot) more money.

This Bar Stool Area Plank Wall from Domestically Speaking

10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Flooring: Don't get stuck throwing away the extra flooring you paid for; use these creative ideas to make the most of your project and do something unique and different with your flooring--you know, other than put it on the floor!

I love the fun, rustic look of this wall–perfect for a home bar, and it can be done with just a few extra planks, depending on the size of your wall.

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This DIY Rustic Mirror from Home By Ally

10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Flooring: Don't get stuck throwing away the extra flooring you paid for; use these creative ideas to make the most of your project and do something unique and different with your flooring--you know, other than put it on the floor!

With just 2 leftover planks, you can create a gorgeous, full-length mirror that would probably go for close to $200 at Crate & Barrel.

These Signs on Laminate Planks from Kammy’s Korner

10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Flooring: Don't get stuck throwing away the extra flooring you paid for; use these creative ideas to make the most of your project and do something unique and different with your flooring--you know, other than put it on the floor!

With just one leftover laminate plank (or more if you want to make more!), you can save yourself the $30 at Hobby Lobby and create your own, unique, personal signs for home decor. I like this one because I love sunshine.

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This Craft Room Desk Tutorial from How to Nest for Less

10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Flooring: Don't get stuck throwing away the extra flooring you paid for; use these creative ideas to make the most of your project and do something unique and different with your flooring--you know, other than put it on the floor!

Skip the furniture store, and create your own craft desk with your leftover materials. A fun project, and a great way to save some money and be resourceful!

This Tile Art from 365 Days 2 Simplicity

10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Flooring: Don't get stuck throwing away the extra flooring you paid for; use these creative ideas to make the most of your project and do something unique and different with your flooring--you know, other than put it on the floor!

Just a few leftover tiles can create not only a craft project, but gorgeous wall decor. So fun, and with a tutorial that makes it easy and clear for beginners.

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These Wood Coasters from Just a Girl Blog

10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Flooring: Don't get stuck throwing away the extra flooring you paid for; use these creative ideas to make the most of your project and do something unique and different with your flooring--you know, other than put it on the floor!

Okay, so I feel like everyone could use more coasters. They’re always getting lost, and it’s hard to find cute ones. But these are beautiful, easy and a great way to use up those last wood planks.

This DIY Bowling Alley from Apartment Therapy

10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Flooring: Don't get stuck throwing away the extra flooring you paid for; use these creative ideas to make the most of your project and do something unique and different with your flooring--you know, other than put it on the floor!

I’m only slightly obsessed with this idea. Lies. I am totally obsessed! I know, I know, you have to go and set the pins back up every time, but bowling is supposed to be a sport, right? Why not get those steps in while you play at home with a pitcher of your favorite craft beer.

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This Laminate Dining Table from Home-Dzine

10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Flooring: Don't get stuck throwing away the extra flooring you paid for; use these creative ideas to make the most of your project and do something unique and different with your flooring--you know, other than put it on the floor!

Do you know how much a dining room table costs?! Well, umm, significantly less when you make it yourself! Laminate is easy to clean, making it a great choice for a dining table–I can’t believe I’ve never thought of this before!

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This Mix & Match Table Top from Sweet Peach

10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Flooring: Don't get stuck throwing away the extra flooring you paid for; use these creative ideas to make the most of your project and do something unique and different with your flooring--you know, other than put it on the floor!

An other cute table–this one has a more rustic feel with the mixed up types of wood. It serves as a super cute area for morning coffee. Or afternoon coffee. All the time coffee. I have a problem with coffee. Moving on…

This Wood Plank DIY Wall from Kristin Eldridge

10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Flooring: Don't get stuck throwing away the extra flooring you paid for; use these creative ideas to make the most of your project and do something unique and different with your flooring--you know, other than put it on the floor!

This has been a favorite of mine for some time. Of course, you need a decent amount of extra material to make a wall out of it, but this wood wall is absolutely stunning, and would be worth ordering some extra material for! Also, that bedroom… Stunning.

How have you used your leftover floor?

10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Flooring: Don't get stuck throwing away the extra flooring you paid for; use these creative ideas to make the most of your project and do something unique and different with your flooring--you know, other than put it on the floor!

 

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Thank you for sharing this. Really helpful information and tips that we can make use of leftover floor. I would share this with my co-workers.