Need new rug

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  1. kate2

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    I have moved to a new school and my room does not have a rug. I would like one that is not huge, but that the class (20) can fit on. Any suggestions on sizes? I saw a 6x8 rug, but it seemed too small.:thanks:
     
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    I can fit my class of 20 onto my 12 x 8, but it is a tight squeeze. A 6x8 would be too small.

    Rugs of this size are very expensive. I found one at a clearance center (it was brand new, but has a slight flaw), but I know of others who have gotten one through craigslist, freecycle, or at a garage sale.
     
  4. 2inspire

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    I'd pick up a couple of rugs at walmart. I got my 6x8 there. They run $20. You could get 2 and just run them up together.
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking. One of my coworkers did this. I think she put strong tape on the back of the rugs down the seam to hold them together.
     
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    I saw some rugs at Lowe's for cheap too. You would have to get a couple....
     
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    if you have any local carpet stores, you might be able to get a remnant donated.. I'm going to be asking around tomorrow. I have been told that sometimes they will give remnants to teachers for their classrooms. definitely worth a try :)
     
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    I need to try the remnant thing. Otherwise, Home Depot has some indoor/outdoor carpet that will cost me about $70 for a 9x16 piece.
     
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    Please be careful of buying a used carpet for your room. If there was a pet in the home and the carpet was not cleaned properly you may end up getting something unusable. Also, if a student is allergic to dogs or cats you may not be able to use it.
     
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    Two years ago, I had to remove my rug altogether -- and it was brand new! I had a student who was allergic to the backing on carpet. (She also had massive other allergies that had to be managed.) Of course, I undersetood, but I do so much "at the carpet" and I couldn't do it that year.

    I did get some woven rugs (scatter rugs with no backing) just so 2 kids could sit together on the floor and read or play a game.

    I was glad to have a rug again last year!
     
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    I once saw that the dollar store had some straw mats that would fit at least 2 students. That's a possibility for anyone who can't use carpets.
     
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    Unfortuantely, straw and hay were another allergen. Straw often is an allergen.

    We used the nylon woven scatter rugs (think back to your grandma's kitchen --- well, you are probably too young, so think back to MY grandma's kitchen ;) )
     
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    I would caution against buying cheap-o rugs. I bought one from Walmart one time. It was plenty big enough, but the carpet fibers came out real easy and then that encouraged the kids to pick at it.
     
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    You can also use chair cushions for each child if rugs are a problem.
     
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    I am considering combining a few rugs... or purchasing one large rug if it is under $100 (no more than that!).

    Question at the same time, though- Why does everyone have to have a rug? Not that I don't want one (I do), but I was thinking that recently. What if your class already has industrial carpeting that isn't the worst?
     
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    I have an industrial carpet in my room, but added a colorful one for morning meetings. My class is young and are on the floor a lot.

    When my own children were in elementary school, they only had rugs in K and 1st and maybe 2nd. After that, the rooms weren't big enough for desks and a carpeted area.

    In older districts, the schools don't have a lot of space. One school in our town just turned 100. It's beautiful, but obviously lacking state of the art classrooms. Not many rugs. :)
     
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    It provides a good boundary for meeting area - kids can't drift
    too far from it.
     

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