weekend project: flor tiles.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
an early saturday morning was spent (in our pj's) piecing together flor tiles to give us a new living room rug. rather, ed pieced it together while i took pics and rolled around on the new tiles with sam wiggins.
what is it?
flor tiles are extremely customizable as you can buy the amount of tiles needed for your space. it's great for our narrow brownstone apartment since standard rug sizes never really worked. you can also use a carpet knife on the tiles to cut around edges or make wall-to-wall carpet.
how does it work?
order as many sample tiles as you please before making your final choice. once you've chosen your tile,
launch the florbuilder to determine how many to order. when they arrive, piece your tiles together with sticky dots.
before moving the furniture back, it's essential to roll around and play ball on the new rug.
a few tips:
1. buy extra sticky dots and double up on high traffic areas.
2. when your samples arrive, line them up in a dimly lit area as well as in the sunlight. this way you get a feel for their true color.
3. walk on them with bare feet.
we chose these tiles for the living room and these for the bedroom. also, a rug pad is not necessary but it was leftover from our previous (ill-fitting) rug.