Picture this: it’s your first week of school, you enter your dorm room after a full day of class and you're ready to relax (and by relax, I mean get started on the 13 assignments you’ve already been assigned and you have a little time to catch a few episodes of your favorite show). This week has been stressful and you’re happy to have some down time in your new “home”. But how does an empty room transition into a home? Is it solely the fact that you’re living there? No, it's all of the preparation you’ve taken to make that space your home away from home.
Moving from a home to a single dorm room can be exciting and a little scary at the same time, there is so much living done in that one area. Whether you are moving an hour or 10 hours away to school, the transition can be tough. Creating a home away from home is no simple task, it involves piecing small things together to create the desired space that ultimately feels like home. But what element of home are you trying to recreate? The comfort? The design? And where do you start? You've researched and researched every component of your new room from throw blankets to picture frames, posters, and couches. But let’s start at the foundation, with the floor.
You may not give much thought to the floors in your home, but they play a crucial role in the overall feel of any room. Will you stick with the hard surface your school provided? Or will you decide to cover the floor with some type of rug or carpet?
Dorm room floors are going to experience a lot. This is why they are usually made with a hard surface, but that isn’t exactly homey is it? Dorm floors see high traffic and are prone to spills and all kinds of other bacteria. So is keeping the hard, cold floor in place your best option?
Rugs are a great way to add comfort and style to a room, but what ultimately makes a room more like home, is carpet. The best and easiest way to do this is by using carpet tiles.
This transition in living should provide all of the comforts of home, and using carpet tiles is a great way to do this. You can spend less time worrying about the floor both now and down the road because carpet tiles are not only quick and easy to install, but they are super easy to replace.
Do some research and find out the best tile options for your dorm room. EZcarpet offers a great selection of tiles, check them out today!