advice needed … flor carpet tiles

i’m coming to all you wonderful people for some much needed help.

there are several areas of my home/little inn that could benefit from an area rug. i love hardwood floors, but sometimes you just want a little softness under your feet. while i do have area rugs but i’d like to start replacing them to suit my style.

for the past couple years i’ve received catalogs from flor, i even order samples once.

the options seem endless. the styles are beautiful. and some are very reasonably priced … even more so then an area rug. i also really like that fact that i could change out sections of the rug if needed. especially in my case as i experience a lot of traffic in and out.

so i’m looking for some honest opinions. what do you think of them?

do you own any of these squares? any particular style you recommend? best bang for your buck?

i would overly appreciate any advice. just leave any information in the comments below that way everyone can use the feedback. and, should i decided to try flor, i’ll defiantly keep you all posted with my opinion.

thanks a million!

*and i’m obviously in no way being compensated by flor to ask this … although, to be honest, if they would like to buy me a carpet to try i wouldn’t resist. flor, are you reading this?

  1. Honestly, I’m just not a fan of Flor tiles. There’s something industrial about them that just doesn’t speak to me. I know they come in a variety of styles, but the quality doesn’t seem that high, and often the seams are quite visible.

    I’ve found good deals on 100% wool area rugs at stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls. Good luck!

  2. This is such a great idea – I never thought about using these. I have a rug at my front door that is to protect the hardwood there, but I hate it. Hate it. And I can’t find a rug I like. I think I may look into these carpet tiles! I’ll be checking back for your comments to see what people think! Thanks for some inspiration!
    Jo-Anna

  3. I love the look of them.

    I don’t have personal experience with them; but I really want to try them. I like the idea of being able to change out a single tile too (especially with having kids). And the patterns are really cool. I like the faux bois ones!

    Can’t wait to see what you decide.

  4. I have experience with flor tiles and I am a huge fan. I originally tried them for a mudroom area in our last home. I used a tile similar to a natural jute… that may be it pictured in the first photo of your post. We had it for several years and it wore like IRON. I did replace one tile once because I dropped a paint brush on it that was l.o.a.d.e.d. with wood stain. I plucked out the tile and popped in a new one, it was genius. I am opening an antique booth in May and plan to line the floor to my booth space with the tiles, because I know they will hold up to the traffic. My favorite styles are the slightly shag ones? My sister has these in a gray blue color and they are YUMMY!!! I do agree that some styles look very medical office sterile… but other styles are amazing! Go for it!

  5. I have no experience with them but from looking at your photos, I think it depends on the design. The light blue carpet that looks as though the tiles are facing different directions looks great, as does the the very multi colored carpet. However, the dark blue chevrons on the bottom looks not so great. The lines from where the tiles meet up are very distracting and are counter to the chevrons and it just hurts my head looking at it because it would be so beautiful without the tile lines.

  6. I like the tiles you’ve featured here, much less office-ish than most I’ve seen. I think for a place with heavy traffic, it’s brilliant. My local Reusable Usable has office floor tiles that I picked up for the basement. They aren’t perfect, but they were dirt cheap and they’ll work well for a little softness on cement.

    Whatever you choose will be fabulous. You have great taste. I really like the first photo above.

  7. Hello! I love your blog and wanted to post my first comment ;) LOVE these floor tiles, and haven’t they come a long way?! After months of looking we finally purchased a natural jute rug for our living room but next time I have to replace it I am going to go for this! Cant’ wait to see what you choose. Good luck.
    julia

  8. We have Flor tiles in our TV room, our daughter’s bedroom and our son’s bedroom. Love them! We used several different styles – we did this 6 years ago, and there weren’t the overwhelming plethora of styles available (sort of glad for that). We used the Flats and Cords (called something else then), the the Toy Poodle (love) and the House Pet (a little different now). They have held up magnificently and are easy to wash (they don’t dry quickly though). We have yet to test the rumor that you can wash them in the dishwasher. I also like that they will take them back and recycle them. Highly recommend them!

  9. go with the lightblue carpet but see if you can get some serious strips going on … fat, thin and in between.

    enjoy. hope flor gives you some free stuff. hehe.

  10. I have no experience with them but I think the replaceability factor would be mucho beneficial for a place like yours. Oh and I hope Flor reads this and sends you a rug. Then sends me one too. Maybe if I write Flor a lot? Flor Flor Flor!

  11. Going back to the original point made, yes flooring tiles do have an industrial feel to them, but thats just because they are practical and can easily be replaced if damaged. However, this does not mean they can be designed and suited for a domestic environment.

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