Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-06-2016, 06:16 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albany, GA.
Posts: 622
My new, and cheap, step rugs

Following what another poster presented in that he made his own step rugs, I did mine also. I have two (2) sets of the curved front steps as I have a door to access the bath, so that's six rugs I made. The first one was a door mat purchased at Home Depot for about $2.50 to see how this would work out. It worked very well. When I went back to buy more of these mats there were no more. They had sold 22 of them the day after I bough mine, weird huh. The sales guy showed me some material that they had on a roll and sold by the running foot. The material was somewhat the same but ran the opposite way of the mat I bought. The amount I would need calculated to be a just a bit more than what I paid for the mat I had bought just two days earlier. The sales guy called his supervisor to have me tell him what I was going to do with that material and the sales guy asked his supervisor to give me a discount to make the material the same price as the mat. He agreed so I bought enough material to finish the job. I used black wire ties that I had to tie them on and I'm hoping they may stretch just a bit and I will tighten them up a little more. After all was finished I figured that I had less than $3.00 in each step rug. I'm one that likes to make anything I can for myself so this project was a winner. My next project? As you can see in the photo I'm using the yellow leveling blocks to firm up the bottom step. I'm going to make a threaded leveling post for each side of both sets of bottom steps.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20161005_111333756[1].jpg
Views:	414
Size:	459.1 KB
ID:	122278  
__________________

__________________
Thurman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2016, 07:16 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 20
Can you take a picture of how the carpet is attached underneath? I love your idea and the look!


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________

__________________
lpritchard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2016, 08:22 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albany, GA.
Posts: 622
Yep, just made a post-em note to do that
__________________
Thurman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2016, 08:05 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
cpaulsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Brookings
Posts: 472
I usually buy a roll of outdoor carpet from ACE. It is about 12-15 feet long and just the right width for my steps. Cut it to size.....and get some long springs to attach them under the steps.
__________________
cpaulsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2016, 02:56 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albany, GA.
Posts: 622
Here's how I attached the rugs to the steps. I just cut the material to fit, installed grommets and used black wire ties to hold them on. I have not cut the wire ties yet as I'm hoping that with use next weekend the material will stretch a little and I can re-tighten the wire ties. The best buy I found, surprisingly, on the grommets was at Home Depot. They had a package of like 24 grommets for less than $5. I already had the tools to make the holes and to crimp them on.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20161007_110311347[1].jpg
Views:	294
Size:	483.2 KB
ID:	122346  
__________________
Thurman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2016, 03:08 PM   #6
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,305
Indoor/Outdoor carpet tiles have worked great for us 4+ yrs.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Outdoor Carpet Tile on Steps.JPG
Views:	264
Size:	272.6 KB
ID:	122347   Click image for larger version

Name:	Outdoor Carpet Tile.JPG
Views:	244
Size:	254.9 KB
ID:	122348   Click image for larger version

Name:	LED Step lights 4.JPG
Views:	236
Size:	154.4 KB
ID:	122349   Click image for larger version

Name:	LED Step lights 3.JPG
Views:	232
Size:	143.1 KB
ID:	122350   Click image for larger version

Name:	LED Step lights 1.JPG
Views:	225
Size:	139.8 KB
ID:	122351  

__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2016, 03:34 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
RadRik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
Indoor/Outdoor carpet tiles have worked great for us 4+ yrs.
How are these carpet tiles attached?
__________________
Radi-cool Rik
RadRik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2016, 03:45 PM   #8
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,305
Quote:
Originally Posted by RadRik View Post
How are these carpet tiles attached?
They have self adhesive on the back. Just cleaned the steps with acetone, fitted each tile to the steps, cut to fit and peeled off the back and pressed them down. One tile was large enough to cover 2 steps. Bought a box of 24 for $11 as they were discontinued @ Lowes.

http://www.lowes.com/pd/12-Pack-18-i...1-6cda931d8e89

http://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMA...16PK/202042005
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2016, 03:10 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
DouglasReid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 187
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thurman View Post
Here's how I attached the rugs to the steps. I just cut the material to fit, installed grommets and used black wire ties to hold them on. I have not cut the wire ties yet as I'm hoping that with use next weekend the material will stretch a little and I can re-tighten the wire ties. The best buy I found, surprisingly, on the grommets was at Home Depot. They had a package of like 24 grommets for less than $5. I already had the tools to make the holes and to crimp them on.
SWEET!
__________________
Maurice, LA

2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL
2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LT Diesel
2001 Cougar 281 EFS (sold)
1973 Layton 23' (sold)
DouglasReid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2016, 12:22 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 47
looks good

I had not thought about zip ties, but its a good solution.

You might need to replace the zip ties on the top step (once folded in that is) once a year - the rope I use gets very faded due to the sun exposure during storage. When I've used zip-ties outside in other projects the sun makes them brittle.
__________________

__________________
mkosu04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:30 AM.