Flor Floor Tile
In our home we have a very precious furry baby named Dalton Lee. You probably guessed that he is the big header picture on this blog. A little spoiled and in alot of trouble all the time. His biggest problem is his pottying on Mommies Carpet as a seperation anxiety issue weighs on him. Our carpets have seen much better days as the saying goes. We have been trying to find a solution to this problem and have weighed several options.
Over at The Lettered Cottage Blog, Layla goes into great detail of how they solved their issue with their furry baby. Layla and her husband, Kev seem to be terrific people. I haven’t met them in person, but their blog is very delighful. Take a visit. I will let her explain in her own words how they made it happen.
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)
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.
Even this artwork above is Layla’s design. TOO CUTE!!!
I am very happy Layla took the time to photograph her experience of the Flor Floor Tile. We all have benefited from it. You have made it seem SO SIMPLE. Thank you Layla and Kev!