her comment: I like the button rug in green. I would use it in my entryway.
I've been stalking Flor for a while now. I think I first saw it mentioned in Dwell magazine and it seems to fit that aesthetic perfectly. Sleek, contemporary, modular. Cooler than me by a long shot. When Roo started preschool, the carpet squares for circle time reminded me that I needed to check Flor out again.
Of course, Flor is more innovative than the kiddie carpet squares in Roo's classroom and certainly more decorative than the murky industrial tiles I remember from my youth. Those were pretty much fuzzy linoleum, and just about as comfortable. Flor comes in more colors and pile styles than you can imagine. They have indoor and outdoor options, kids' styles (including Classic Pooh and Disney Cars and the ever-popular Princesses!), solids, patterns, flat and fuzzy textures. You can get round Flor Button rugs and the doily-edged Flor Party Dress in gorgeous colors. They even introduced a ubiquitous Martha Stewart Floor Designs collection recently. When I was offered the chance to review a rug, it was incredibly difficult to narrow down my choices since there were so many I absolutely loved!
In the end, I chose Souk Chic to replace our ancient (and cat pee embattled) family room rug. It's made up of multiple 19.7" square tiles but printed to look like an ultra Bohemian hookah den mish-mosh. At least, that's the way I envision it! But instead of having a giant, bulky rug that I would have to roll up to take outside and shake or, umm, cart off to the cleaners if the cats or kids soiled it, Flor tiles can be removed individually to hand wash in the sink. How great is that? It also came in what looked suspiciously like very heavy pizza boxes. Roo had a blast carrying them around and helping to lay them out. First, she made a runway:
Then we actually got them into the den. It looks so great with nothing on it!
But of course, the kids had to go and try it out. Jasper is very happy with Flor's traction, although it doesn't make him want to do any more tummy time than he has too. Roo tries to lead by example…
…but Jasper would rather pose on the rather elegant new background.
Two weeks in and the Flor is holding up well against the kids and six cats. It vacuums well and I washed sweet potato out of it with no problems– and no staining. I'm already plotting which room will get a Flor next. I'm thinking Willow or maybe Hopskotch…
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