Friday, January 16, 2009

What's on our Flor?

Our landlord had a few quirky rules in our rental contract like you must never under any circumstances move your refridgerator (Really?  Why would we do that?),  we may only clean the bathtubs with Windex (which I didn't think would work well, but luckily it does), and you must have rugs in all of the rooms with wood floors and they must extend to within at least three feet of all the walls.  So we have a rug in the living room, a rug in the family room, but we have a one-year old who is a very messy eater so I didn't know what to do in the dining room.  I didn't want to spend money on something that would inevitably be ruined.

Well, a few months ago, we finally found a local business that sells Flor carpet tiles so we could check them out in person (which I really recommend doing because there are so many different textures and it's hard to know how they will look and feel from the site).  These tiles are perfect!  They are cheap (at least we picked a very cheap style), you can stick them together in any pattern and even cut them up, we can just take it apart before our next move and come up with a new configuration at our next home, but the best part is you can pull tiles out of the rug and wash them in the sink or if one gets really stained it's easy to just replace one tile instead of the whoel rug!

Creed was excited when the box arrived and got right to work putting the tiles together.
We played around with a few different patterns and I wished I had figured out what I wanted earlier and ordered a different number of each color.Anyway, this is what we ended up with and we are so happy with it.  


I am Laura said...

I need that for under my table. I am so glad you posted about it. I love everything you do when you decorate.

wandering nana said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

lisa (lost pezhead) said...

looks great! some interesting rules your landlord has.

Eva said...

looks great. i am thinking of using those for the NSS booth.

emily kate said...

Wow it looks great!!!

Lisa L. said...

I thought this was new! I almost said something when we were there last. Know that I thought "hey cool rug" but I was to busy playing with your darling Creedster to actually say it out loud.