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Thread: Sewing room carpet floor

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    Oh I totally understand as I have carpet too! The reason I don't like carpet is the threads become attached! It is warm and my room is upstairs! We talk of maybe moving in a couple of years so I won't change it now, but gee I really don't like it . I guess either change it or learn to live with it like me! I just use those office mats under my chair, I get by with that.

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    Harrisburg, OR
    Maybe a change in furniture arrangement? I have 2 tables in a L shape in the center of my room. One with the machine and a small cutting mat, one with my pressing board. I don't even have troll, I just swivel my chair.
    I have kids though so I'm frequently as it is and need to maximize my sewing time. My recent project is 1" squares so if I had to get up to press between each seam I would never get it done.

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    Super Member laurafet's Avatar
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    If they are all on the same wall (straight line), you can get one of the 3 ft wide rubber mats as long as you want it from Uline or some other commercial supplier. It is the mat used in restaurants and workshops where one has to stand a lot, but the chairs roll real nice. I pulled up the carpet and put Dupont laminate down in mine. Son #1 gave to me for christmas last year. Love it!

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    Super Member d.rickman's Avatar
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    I see that you do have plastic mats for your floors, but some of the plastic is butted up to or under furniture, and therefore not useable for your chair. Pull the matt out into the area where your wheels would travel on the plastic
    and would give you that extra space that you require for your chair movement. I had mine like that as well, and once
    we moved them out, I didn't need to change or purchase any other flooring - worked well for me .
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    Senior Member captlynhall's Avatar
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    League City, Texas, USA
    Gotta agree about getting up and down. My cutting and pressing board are in the utility room and my sewing machine is in the spare bedroom aka sewing/quilting room. As long as I am moving about, I can work much longer with out fatigue and back and shoulder aches. Unfortunately, I have carpet in that room, and am always concerned about a needle getting away from me. I never sew in there barefoot. Would love a wood floor.
    When a dying man asked his pastor "How long does it take to die?" his pastor's heartfelt reply was "A lifetime." Live life to the fullest, but stop now and then to enjoy the sunset.

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    Senior Member ctipton's Avatar
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    fruitland id.
    Your husband???Sorry could not resist

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    Senior Member kyquiltlover1942's Avatar
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    Louisville, KY
    I have a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood thaty I use on the carpet in front of my hand quilting frame. Works out great with either my rolling office chair of a small plastic "lawn" chair I sometimes use.

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    Senior Member sandybeach's Avatar
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    I actually have laminant flooring on top of my carpet. My son had some left over pieces from his house so I just click them together and lay them right on the carpet. They do shift sometimes, but you just push them back in place and you are good to go.

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    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
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    That's a good idea to lay laminate planks over the carpet. Easy to remove if you ever need the carpet to show. Make a laminate area rug!
    Got fabric?

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    Rockwall, Texas
    I had one of these bamboo chair mats at my last house, had 2 of them next to each other. I consider them better because they do not curl up for me to trip over them. I still had to lift my feet up upon approach, but had fewer stumbles. This one is on Amazon but google bamboo chair mats.

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