When renters want to renovate their homes, there's only so much they can do — slap a coat of paint on the walls, hang some shelves or artwork, and maybe swap out the hardware on cabinets. Flooring updates, however, are typically left to throwing down rugs. But all that's about to change.
Beloved wallpaper brand Chasing Paper is bringing its fun, DIY brand to the floor, launching a new peel-and-stick floor tile that's the stuff of renters' dreams. Both water- and scratch-resistant, the easy-to-trim panels can be placed onto most smooth surfaces, including ceramic tiles and sealed hardwood. (They are also great to use as backsplashes in a kitchen!)
"In the last year, with more time at home, our customer has been motivated to tackle more projects and a recurring question we have always heard is, 'Can you use Chasing Paper wallpaper on the floor?'" the company's co-founder Elizabeth Rees said in a statement. "Once we heard this question enough times, it was clear that people wanted great design beyond the wall, and we believe this capsule floor tile collection starts that work."
For the collection's launch, Chasing Paper debuted eight different patterns, including a faux marble and a geometric starburst graphic, with more to come throughout 2021.
They retail for $10 for a single 12x12 inch tile, $50 for a pack of eight 12x12 inch tiles, and $50 for one 24x48 inch tile. Shop them all here!
Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.