Flor Floor Tile

When we moved into this house, we had no idea what actually lurked beneath the stinky, old carpet at the far end of the living room…

We assumed there was hardwood flooring, because we saw some underneath the carpet in other parts of the room, but unfortunately, that wasn’t the case…

We sanded and refinished the wood floor part of the room earlier this year

…and after four years of trying to figure out what to do about the concrete, we finally decided to just cover it up with some super-soft/sisal-look FLOR carpet tiles!

(Note: We still have to install shoe molding at the bottom of our baseboards.)

It took a few tries to settle on a pattern/color, (True story: I changed my mind on the pattern three times before I finally settled on the “Suit Yourself” tiles in the photo above- ha!) but the folks at FLOR were an absolute delight to work with and they made the whole process so easy. Even their packaging labels are cheerful…

Love that! I’m a big fan of simple/sunny graphics!

And I love the way it *looks* like our wood floor goes all way to the end of the room now, too. (Shhh! Don’t tell!) We laid our tiles in alternating directions to create a slightly more contemporary look…

You can use FLOR carpet tiles wall-to-wall, or create area rugs like we did. It was super simple to put them together using the clear stickers (a.k.a “FLOR dots”) they came with.

First, you lay all your carpet tiles down on the floor, in the arrangement you want them to be in.

Then, wherever four carpet tiles come together, lift the corner edge of one carpet tile up and stick a FLOR dot to it (sticky side up), using the lines printed on the sticker as your guide. (photo 2)

Next, pull up the three carpet tiles around the carpet tile you stuck the FLOR dot to, and let that first carpet tile fall to the floor (photo 3). Then, press down the other three carpet tiles (photo 4) and repeat those steps until all of your carpet tiles are stuck together!

They hold together really well, but you can still pull them up and wash them in a sink if they get dirty. (True story #2: We didn’t even use FLOR dots on the area rug we initially created in our dining room, and that sucker stayed together just fine without ’em! True story #3: We’re thinking FLOR carpet tiles are the way to go in our dining room because we’ve had to throw away three dining room rugs because a certain four-legged family member had one too many “accidents” on them over the years. If an accident occurs on one of our FLOR carpet tiles, I can just pick it up, wash it out, and stick it back down. And if I can’t get it clean, I only have to replace that one tile– not the whole rug. Yesss!)

They’re so soft and easy to work with that we’ve decided to use them in our hallway and reading room, too. We were thinking about having more hardwood flooring installed in those areas, but using carpet tiles will be a lot less expensive and look just as nice.

Now if I could just figure out what to do about this dude and his over-active bladder.

Grrr.

PS- Stay tuned for an exciting FLOR Carpet Tile Giveaway a little later this week!

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Comments

  1. Kiffie says

    I am leaning towards family tree in almond for our sun room and easy chair for our entryway. So many great choices, it’s hard to choose just one!

  2. says

    Great idea, and so easy! I like Lacebark in Moonstone or Suit Yourself in Linen – need a rug in my kitchen! Thanks for all your great ideas ;0)

  3. Jen says

    I LOVE the Suit Yourself pattern. We have been looking for a sisal type rug for a room with access to our back patio, but they’ve been to “scratchy”. I think the Suit Yourself pattern in Linen would be just the right thing!

  4. Michelle Klein says

    I love the what you did with the suit yourself pattern.. very classic look. If I had the choice of FLOR Tiles, I’d so pick the sophistikat in Cobalt or Pewter, can’t decide… looks fun and not your typical rug :) Now if only I had a piano like that… lol

  5. Tracy Hunter says

    I love the idea of using these for area rugs within the home. We have pulled up much of the carpeting in our cozy cape and this may be a cost effective solution to the foot and dog traffic that comes through the living room – we need something durable and yet easily cleanable as well. Thank you for the wonderful idea.

  6. Amy Poole says

    love the ‘lasting grateness’ tiles.
    black and white never go out of style!

  7. says

    I have been thinking about purchasing some carpet tiles for my living room. It would be AWESOME to win some instead!!!

  8. sharon kincade says

    I love this Flor carpet tile. Would love to win the drawing, because have perfect place for them.

  9. says

    I love FLOR tiles. I used them in my laundry room and they were so easy to put down and really made the room look instantly stylish. I love the sisal look suit yourself tiles. They would be perfect in our bedroom over the wood floors my husband and I installed ourselves a few weeks ago!

  10. Geri says

    Love all the ideas! You two are the best! Your house looks great…thanks for giving us all so many ideas! Been looking for something for our entrance way and may have found just the thing!! Would love to win your give away and try out my hand in “area rung designing”….Thanks for the opportunity and Happiest New Year to you all!

  11. Addie says

    Need to update a basement bedroom.
    Sure could use these great carpet tiles.
    They sure would warm up the place.
    Thanks

  12. lynsey says

    I’ve been thinking about using FLOR tiles to create an area rug in our living room. I haven’t been able to narrow it down to exactly which style I want!

  13. says

    Layla,
    Thank you so much for posting about this subject. I also have a furry pet with an over active bladder too! I was at my wits end, how to solve this problem. I just LOVE the idea of this product. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. I will be posting about your post (of course with credits all back to YOU:) on January 26. Thank you again. I hope you will stop by.
    Laurie Sriver

  14. Annette McKelvey says

    I am looking at ordering this exact carpet tile tonight and am trying to choose a color. I have all the samples here; what color is the tile you are using under your piano? I’m thinking it looks like Flax? the other color I was considering was Linen…not sure though if the pattern will be too obvious with that lighter color.

  15. Niki says

    Hi Layla,
    Your area rug looks great under the piano. I am considering Suit Yourself as well and was wondering what color yours is?