Tell me I am not the only one who gets so excited about the arrival of a new carpet that you prepare the area like royalty is about to visit, then lovingly lay it in it’s new home and then it happens…

The dog gets sick…

The guest spills their wine…

The child runs in with muddy shoes…

You get out the spot remover but no matter how much care you put into cleaning the spot, there is a faint discoloration and it has lost it’s perfect pristine appearance.

It was so disappointing, but then I found Matace carpet tiles and I had my solution.

You see the carpet tiles come in removable squares or rectangles so when one gets soiled you can simply replace it with another tile immediately and then throw the soiled tile into the washing machine. Voila, problem solved!

LET ME SHOW YOU HOW I BROUGHT THIS SPACE TO LIFE

While this space is nice, I knew area carpets were needed to bring it all together.

Outdoor covered deck with bar and dining areas

I have to admit that I love change and being creative, so when I saw how I could move the Matace carpet squares around so easily, I knew I was going to have fun.

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how I created three very different looks.

THE FIRST STEPS

The first thing to do is to go to www.mataceinc.com and look through the available colors and styles available. They offer a sample kit to help choosing colors.

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Once you know the color(s) and style you want to use, measure out the area that you need to fill and then use their “Carpet Tile Calculator” to determine how many to order.

Unboxing carpet squares

INSTALLATION OF CARPET TILES

Prior to installing, make sure to clean the floor where the tiles will be placed. These carpet tiles need to be installed on a hard surface such as concrete or hardwood.  

You can get as creative as you like, or you can use Matace’s suggested pattern guide.  

Matace pattern guide

On the back of each carpet tile are arrows and all you need to do is keep them running in the same direction.

Arrows on back of carpet

THE DINING AREA 

For the dining area, I chose the beige square tiles because I wanted an elegant, calm base. Using a neutral base allows me to incorporate colorful dishes, tablecloth and tablecenter. An overly patterned or colorful carpet would be TOO MUCH.  

It was so simple and so quick! I made the carpeted tile large enough so that the chairs would always be on the carpet. 

Look how beautiful it turned out! I should also mention, that while the carpet squares look thin, they actually have a lot of cushion and are so comfortable to walk or kneel on.

NOTE: These carpet tiles are not meant for the outdoors, but I could use them as our deck is fully covered and protected.  

Outdoor dining room with square carpet tiles

THE LOUNGE AREA

In this area, we have a large sectional sofa for relaxation. I wanted this area to have a calm yet interesting feel. I played around with the carpet squares and came up with kind of striped pattern with a border. I think it looks fantastic!

Square carpet tiles in outdoor lounging area
Corner of square carpet tiles on an outdoor deck with lake in background
Square carpet tiles on outdoor deck with candlehoders
Corner of square carpet tiles on outdoor deck

THE BAR

Now it is time to have fun! I used the sky blue and beige carpets in a checkerboard pattern to set the tone for fun!

I think this bar area looks so cheery and inviting!

Outdoor bar area with square carpet tiles in blue and beige

THE FINISHED LOOK

Remember how unfinished the area looked without carpets? Look at how it looks now.

Outdoor dining and bar areas with square carpet tiles in blue and beige

BUT WHAT ABOUT MY SECOND PROBLEM?

I have been in two car accidents and having a stable floor beneath me is imperative. The slightest slip or jarring motion will send me to bed in agony. I cannot count how many times I have slipped on carpets even when they were “secured”.  

When Matace Inc. said their carpets don’t slip because they use a technology based on molecular gravity principle, I have to admit I was skeptical. Try as I might, I could not get these carpet squares to slip and now I feel so secure when stepping onto them. 

The other amazing feature of these carpets is there is no tape, glue, or grippers to deal with because the carpet comes with their backing system that does all the work!

SAFETY, VERSATILITY AND COMFORT ALL IN ONE PRODUCT!

This product exceeded my expectations and is proving to be something I will be able to work with in a variety of areas in our home!

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DISCOUNT CODE

Here is the link again if you would like to check out the products Matace sells and as well if you decide to purchase, remember to use my code “CRYSTAL18” for an 18% discount.

INTERESTED IN MORE INSPO?

The season for outdoor dining is upon us and I have a wonderful post on how to host a fabulous outdoor dinner party – just click this link.

Dinner party set up in a greenhouse using natural materials for table runners and napkins, sunflowers and a pretty sunset in the background

Have you been working hard in your garden and have sore muscles? I have a beautiful lavender epsom salt bath recipe that is so soothing – just click this link.

Lavender bath salts pouring out from mason jar

This cherry blossom painting was so easy to do, but it also so very pretty – click here for all the instructions.

Thank you!

Thank you for reading to the end! I always appreciate your kindness and support.

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2 Comments
  • Susan
    May 2, 2023

    Oh my golly Crystal what a difference the carpet made. I love this! The colors you’ve picked out are perfect for this space. So happy you solved your problem as well. Great post!

    • Crystal
      May 2, 2023

      Right? Such a major difference and you wouldn’t believe how easy they are to move around. I have a lot of pain in my knees and I could actually kneel down on these with no pain!!!