I need something under my table

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  1. Miller59

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    My new classroom has pretty newish carpet. I'd like to protect it from paint, playdoh, spills, etc. I'd love something to put under my table that chairs can slide on easily and I can clean easily.

    Ideas?

    oh, and cheap too would be great : )
     
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  3. beckyeduk8er

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    Last year I went to lowe's and got a smallroll of laminate floor for $15. It fit under both my art and playdough tables.
     
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    Thanks so much to both of you.

    The laminate is more in my budget and such a good idea. I'll run by my headmaster.
     
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    What about using shower curtin liners?
     
  7. Miller59

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    I'm still stumped on this. The laminate edges curl up and create a tripping hazard. The vinyl runner did the same. I would need 2 chair mats and the 60.00 price tag is a bit much. A shower curtain could be good if I put it down just when painting, etc.

    Still hoping to find something cheap enough, functional enough, and good looking enough to be down all the time.
     
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    I went to Joann's and bought 3 yards of vinyl. I use the vinyl on the carpet when we do messy activities. It's easy to clean, easy to lay down, and if you get a dark color, pencil and marker won't show.

    I used a 40% off coupon when I bought it and 3 yards was only about $15
     
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    I have carpet in my room too and I have a durable think tablecloth i have been putting down to protect the floor. It is vinyl too so it can be washed with soap and water pretty easily. I think it came from a teacher supply store though (it was in the room when I got there). But i think a thick one would be inexpensive and probably be useful. I also would pick it up if you are not using it to stop students from tripping. Whosever idea it was to make the preschool room ALL carpet has obviously never been a teacher before or has have children! :)
     
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    Could you keep the laminate down with duct or carpet tape?

    My mom's room has some linoleum-type flooring they use... check a floring store to see if they will donate some :)
     
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    When we first got the laminate it did curl up, we put the edges under shelves to help it flatten out. We also ran gym tape (with our custodian's permission) along the edges to help it stay down. We have moved the shelves and now it stays down no problem.
     

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