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Wednesday
Jun082011

My new flor carpet tiles

Ever since I first heard about the carpet company Flor I was floored. LOL Such a genius idea - to sell carpet by the tile instead of a whole rug. This means you can create a rug of whatever size you want and arrange the patterns/colours however you wish - and have the ability to change it up over time when you become bored with it. Not only that I have 7 cats who love to barf on carpets so this way if a particularly nasty incident arises I can replace a ruined tile with a new one instead of having to replace an entire rug. I had been wanting to get my hands on some Flor tiles for quite some time and was super excited to have the chance to pick out a sample of 12 tiles. I chose the Askania tiles in grey from their new Floresse line, which is made of 100% natural wool. OMG the wool is incredible...it's so comfortable and will be nice and warm in the winter months. The pattern turned out to be really cool and I opted to make a 5'x7' rug in my living room while alternating the pattern. LOVE!!

Some other points to note: Flor ships to Canada (YAY!!), the backing is rubbery so they stay pretty much in place (you get some stickers that help with that too, although I opted not to use them because my floors are painted wood ***UPDATE: my bad - I assumed the stickers were double-sided) and you don't need those annoying carpet pads. Oh - and when you're done with your tiles you can send them back to Flor and they will guarantee they won't end up in a landfill. (P.S. I plan to use these tiles or buy others to cut and line shelving I want to install for the cats to hang out on).

Reader Comments (21)

Looks wonderful! I've got some gorgeous orange flor tiles in my entrance for a splash of colour. Love flor and they're super nice to deal with.

8 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

I love my Flor tiles too! Just a tip about those stickers that come with the tiles: they are for helping hold the tiles together--not for sticking to your floor. Use them where the corners of the tiles meet with the sticky side UP to hold the tiles together. Using them in this way also helps create a more unified rug that will improve its ability to stay put.

I dated a rep for them about 7 years ago when it first launched, lol! Looks FAB! Xoxo shel

8 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commentera' la mode

The FLOR dots are used to stick the tiles together, not to the floor

8 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

I had a set of tiles for a while and ended up throwing them out as I found it was hard to keep them looking clean. Their fiber makeup seems prone to attracting and holding any type of fuzz that may be nearby. Once it gets caught in the fibers it is hard to get out. Hopefully you will have better luck.

8 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I agree with heather - I am on the verge of tossing my tiles (FEZ tile) because they are pilling so much. I think though it depends on the tile you select/

I like the tile you choose Kim - one piece of unsolicited advice: I would turn the rug around, you need to have a little more extending on either side of your couch, it looks a bit too 'squeezed' - but then maybe it's hard to tell from the photo.

8 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commentermandy

They look beautiful! I too like FLOR and, as a matter of fact, just wrote a post about them the other day. :)

8 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

I love that poof!

Looks amazing! :)

8 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Those are stunning, Kim! I have seen so many beautiful examples of creative "rugs" made with Flor tiles, and I am so jealous of you in North America who have access to the amazing patterns and colours they sell there. We have Heuga Flor tiles here in the Netherlands too, but with zero variety in colours and absolutely no lovely stripes and waves and other motifs...

8 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

So amazing! Too bad they don't ship to Brazil. :/

8 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia

I have been coveting those for a long time! Such a great idea! They look great in your home.

8 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpeggy

Yeah, I've had mine for over two years now. They hold up really well, and mine never shift.

8 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

looks awesome! i also have barfing animals so nuff said!

8 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commenterleah

The Flor rug tiles look great...like the design you went with. Was considering putting Flor tiles in my daughters' room also.....just may do it this week. But yes, I would lay it the other way so the rug extends a little outside of the length of the sofa.
All the best!! Christine

Yeah! I love the idea too and it looks great. Cute cat :)

9 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMae

LOVE flor tiles! We have them in our dining room and living room!

If I'm not mistaken, I remember this living room from an ooooold apartment therapy house tour. We live in the same neighbourhood! Props on the FLOR rug, brethren. I reaaaaally want to piece one together, but my cat mucks up our Ikea one badly enough as it is. It's been tucked away for bare summer floors.

10 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa

Yep, I had a house tour on AT back in '09. Cool that you're in Little Italy too (the best 'hood in the 613)!
I will admit that after snapping these pics I packed up the tiles to save for when summer is over. I'm enjoying the ease of sweeping (daily) to keep up with all the shed cat fur and not worrying about cleaning off the rugs.

10 Jun 2011 | Registered Commenterkim

I have been fruitlessly searching for a dining room rug under $500 that is an odd size...that I like. Had never heard of this and it just might be a great option--looks like a good selection and love that I can order several samples so cheaply! Thanks for posting--love your blog.

10 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

This looks really awesome. I have planned to change my carpets, so these designs could give me some idea at the time of purchase.

20 Mar 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJacob

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