Floorigami carpet planks provide a good and quality alternative to the cumbersome carpet roll for the DIY person for certain rooms or areas. This is especially the case when the room is full of furniture or “items” that cannot be conveniently removed in total or when the room has tight spots, changing width, and inside and outside corners. There is no pad with the planks; so the “cushion” or “plush pile” effect is not the goal. However, it does soften and provide warmth for hard surface floors. The planks are 9” X 36” and come 6 per box, and will cover 13.5 square feet. So you have to measure the area to be carpeted to determine the number of boxes needed. Order a little more than needed for “mistakes” and for future replacement. Hard surface floors like concrete just need to be clean. Bare wood floors may require additional preparation. I had a “good stuff” storage room which also included a play area. It had a concrete floor and it was not convenient to move all of the stuff to another room. So I decided to move stuff to one side, lay the planks on the vacated area, sweep, then move the stuff back. This was the method used for the entire room. It worked. The planks permitted the flexibility of partitioning the work. This would not have been feasible with a carpet roll. There is an adhesive strip down the middle of the plank which sticks the plank to the surface and keeps it from sliding or moving. However, the adhesive is not “permanent” in the sense that the plank can be “peeled up” later for cleaning or replacement. If you run into a section or spot that requires a more heavy duty adhesion, a good double sided carpet tape could be used just for that portion. I slid boxes over the installed planks and they stayed in place. Heavy items can be moved easily with Teflon sliders. The seams overall were not noticeable, and the finished floor looked great. I would not say that carpet planks are alternatives to padded or plush carpet for bedrooms, living rooms, or other areas where the goal is a plush or cushiony feel. They are great for rec rooms, storage rooms, office area, and similar rooms that have hard surfaces and just need a quality covering for appearance, warmth and comfort, but is easy to install and easy to remove if and when a new look is desired. I recommend the Floorigami carpet tile planks for those areas.
Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, High Quality of Material, Looks Great