I know, I know. It is this dreaded thing that we don't really like to talk about....but it is reality for some. Little critters like to come to school with our kiddos. Sometimes it is lice and sometimes it is a bed bug that likes to tag along.
We have had to make some changes to deal with these annoying bugs! It stinks and it is hard to give up some things that you may love. But we had to because...OH MY!...I don't want those things joining me on my trek home!
The first thing to go....rugs. Those bugs love to cozy up in them. No, thanks!
So 2 summers ago, after a frustrating attempt to install an Ikea hardwood floor, I had a box of hardwood planks that snapped together. Maria (my idea girl!) decided we should use it in our writing classroom. So we snapped the pieces together, put cute duct tape all around the edges, and VOILA! A homey-looking, cheap, clean (bug free) floor!
There are a couple of other options if you like the hardwood flooring look. This wood is actually from the paneling section of a hardwood store. It was under 10 bucks and it is just one full sheet.
Another option is stick tile. This is a big sticker that looks like hardwood. You could easily peel it, stick it to a flat piece of cheap wood, and that's it! You would have a new floor for your room!
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