What to do with leftover laminate flooring

Date posted: 28/05/18

You have chosen your ideal laminate flooring, bought enough to cover installation accidents and wastage, and now you have a beautiful new floor and a spare box or two of laminate planks. What can you do with your leftover laminate flooring once you have determined you definitely don’t need it? Here are some eco-friendly ideas:

Keep some spare

If a section of your flooring gets damaged beyond repair, you will be delighted to have a few spare planks safely stored in your garage or shed. Whilst most laminate flooring can last for many years without damage, accidents can and do happen; therefore, it is never a bad idea to keep a few spare planks.

Use it in a cloakroom or study

You might not have enough to floor a full room, but you might well have enough to install a shiny new floor in your home’s cloakroom, study or box room.

Sell it on eBay

There will always be someone who wants to buy your leftover laminate, especially if you have one or more unopened boxes. Just because you don’t have any use for your spare laminate does not mean there isn’t someone out there who is after a bargain to refloor a box room or other small space.

List it on Freecycle

Freecycle is an international community-based website that enables people to list items they are happy to give away for free. People can also request items they want that other people might have lying around. This is a great way to ensure goods end up being used by someone who really wants them. It is free, and easy to sign up – you can be added to your local group once your application has been approved by a moderator. Once your item is listed, you will receive messages from people interested in taking it off your hands. The recipient usually collects, but you could offer to drop off your flooring if you are feeling generous.

Upcycle it

If you are not particularly crafty or adventurous, this option might not be for you, but sites such as Pinterest have thousands of ideas for upcycling or repurposing laminate flooring. People use it to make coffee tables, shelving, storage boxes, picture frames and much, much more. If you are handy with a saw and have the confidence to get creative, this is a fun and versatile option!