FLOR popped upon my radar earlier this year when a friend on Facebook asked where to buy a quality rug at a good price. Over and over the responses to her post were, “FLOR.” When I looked into it, I discovered FLOR is a modular carpet tile system, which gives the customer the freedom to create a rug in whatever shape, size, color or style they desire. I was intrigued, and I filed that little nugget of information away for later use.
Fast forward to summer. We are settled in a lovely craftsman-style home in West Seattle with beautiful hardwood floors throughout. As you enter the front door of our home, you can see straight to the rear of our home to our family room which is just beyond our open kitchen. This lengthy stretch of hardwood begged for a runner to not only add spice to our interior but also to protect the floor from foot traffic.
I went to FLOR’s website to investigate my options. It is mind-blowing, actually. I was stumped. I decided to best place to start would be to order samples. My lack of understanding must have showed having ordered a couple of squares for pet rugs. Woops!
Thank goodness FLOR has design consultants to assist. A consultant from the Seattle store e-mailed me shortly after the samples arrived to see if she could help me. I immediately made an in-store appointment for a consultation. She and I discussed the space, our aesthetic and our interior colors. She guided me through my options, and she kept it simple.
By the end of our appointment, I had happily settled on a lovely multi-colored patchwork runner that covers the most highly trafficked stretch of our entry floor. I love that I was able to incorporate many colors we have in our home. The various textures and patterns I chose keep it from looking basic or boring.
I installed it myself, and that part was much easier and quicker than I expected it to be. I highly recommend FLOR. When I walk in our home, it makes me smile.
If you live in Seattle, contact their store at 206.448.3365. Ask for Kirsten. Address: 2000 1st Avenue, Seattle, 98121.