Vecco Helps You Unbore the Floor

Vecco carpet system

Sample Vecco project from their website: jazzy dots in blue burst and golden pear.

I was thisclose to attending an event at Chicago’s new Vecco Studio when I realized I have¬† a conflict that will keep me away. I’m intrigued by this new process that appears to be akin to spray painting a permanent pattern on your carpets. It looks nice and easy enough in the demo, but as someone who thinks a tattoo is a deep commitment, I can’t imagine marking up my carpets in such a way.

Plus, I’m not sure how it would hold on the purple shag* carpeting we’ve got in one of the bedrooms (hello, 1973!).¬† Actually, we’re ripping up all of the carpet (the purple shag, as well as the golden hallway carpet and the avocado green that covers the living room floor) hoping that the oak floors beneath can be shined up all purty.

That said, I can see using the Vecco system to create some interesting area rugs or cool runners that don’t have quite the life span or cost of wall-to-wall carpet. Vecco might be fun to play around with based on what I see in their online gallery.

One thing I can’t determine from the website is the texture of a completed project. Is it a dye that absorbs into the fibers or something that sticks on top of them, creating what, to me, would be an undesirable texture?

Well, maybe it’s good thing I can’t make it to the store opening after all. I’d be rubbing my grubby little hands and possibly my filthy feet all over the carpets and rugs.

*What do you know? They have a carpet guide on the Vecco site along with a handy design tool that will estimate the cost of your project. What do you think; worth a try?

4 Responses to Vecco Helps You Unbore the Floor
  1. AJT
    June 18, 2011 | 10:25 pm

    I vote that while it may look cool in reality that has to feel nasty under your feet…just my opinion though, would want to check it out before totally poo-pooing the entire idea

  2. admin
    June 19, 2011 | 7:16 am

    Turns out their PR firm sent me a sample kit as I was writing the post. The kit even include a small sample rug. I’m eager to play around with it. The PR rep said it’s more like dye than paint and in the end and should feel fine. I’ll let you know.

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