FLOR: Review and Giveaway

hypothesis A new area rug from FLOR will be a great way to spruce up our living room while not locking us in to one particular color scheme or style.

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One 25 tile are rug in Modern Mix (Acorn color scheme), and a laminate floor that was in need of a pick-me-up!  About FLOR:

FLORlogo “Launched in the spring of 2003 and based in Elmhurst, Illinois (just outside Chicago), FLOR is a line of design-inspired carpet tiles for the home that lets you create unique area rugs, runners or wall-to-wall carpet designs quickly and easily.  FLOR is a design system of 19.7-inch (50cm) squares that come in a range of beautiful colors, textures and patterns – all designed to coordinate together so you can mix-and-match styles to create custom designs to fit any space that reflect your own unique design personality. Design it yourself or let one of our FLOR experts help you – the choice is yours.”

results After Hurricane Katrina, my husband and I replaced the ruined flooring with new laminate.  We decided to splurge a bit on the area rug, but we figured it would last us for a while, right?  WRONG!  With two small children and an aging dog, the rug has definitely seen it’s better days just 4 short years later.  Sick over the fact that our “investment” needed replacing, I started to search the Internet for better options.  That’s when I found FLOR.

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Several features drew me to this company.  The rugs consist of modular floor tiles that you can customize to create any size or pattern you desire.  Do you like to change the decor in your room frequently?  This is the rug for you!  Simply change out a few tiles in order to create a whole new look for much less money than buying a whole new rug.  Another benefit to modular tiles is that if one tile becomes soiled or stained, you can purchase a small section to replace it!  Now THAT is versatile!

IMG_0601 Upon receiving our FLOR tiles, I will admit that I was a bit skeptical.  Can tiles really look like a solid rug?  Would they stay together while vacuuming?  The answer…..YES!  FLORdots (while at first glance appear to be stickers) are actually non-toxic adhesive dots that hold your FLOR tiles together.  You do not have to adhere the tiles to your floor, only to each other!  You can add as many or as few FLOR tiles as necessary to complete your desired look.

Assembling the rug (ours is 25 tiles) took about one hour.  My husband unboxed the tiles and followed the pattern (you do not have to get a predetermined pattern…let your imagination run wild!) using the FLORdots to hold them in place.  It was extremely easy and completely sold him on the company!  Once the rug was fully assembled, I vacuumed the tiles and it stayed together perfectly.  In fact, we had an overnight guest the day after we assembled the rug, and she was amazed that the rug was NOT one solid piece!

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Overall, I love my new FLOR rug.  It was so easy to assemble and the fact that I can replace one section makes it worth it’s weight in gold!  Take a look at FLOR’s Spring catalog to get an idea of all the fresh new looks you can create in your home!  The possibilities are endless!

Do you have a need for a new area rug?  FLOR has generously donated one 5×7 rug in your choice of colors or patterns to one lucky Not-So-Blog reader!

How to enter:

1. Visit FLOR and tell me which color or pattern you would choose?

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) and @FLOR_ on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and FLOR on Facebook.

5. Place my blog banner on your sidebar.

6. Subscribe to my Feed.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on March 11th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This product review is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy. Others may have a different experience. FLOR supplied me with a unit for review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Comments

  1. CherylS22 says:

    I’m a FB fan of The Not-So-Blog & just became a FB fan of FLOR

  2. CherylS22 says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber

  3. I’d like to have the House Pet tiles, half in Hummingbird and half in Beta Fish, two shades of purple.

  4. I’d choose the All Square purple.

  5. Michelle H. says:

    I would choose “Straight and Narrow” in red.

  6. Michelle H. says:

    Email subscriber.

  7. I like the Morning Coffee in Mocha

  8. Modern Mix Blue :)

  9. Charlene Kuser says:

    I love the Fits & Starts Rug Kit in Lime

  10. Charlene Kuser says:

    Following you and FLOR on Twitter (Swtlilchick)
    Tweet:http://twitter.com/Swtlilchick/status/10358316463

  11. Charlene Kuser says:

    Subscriber via email

  12. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would choose El Tigre Cool.

  13. Charlene Kuser says:

    Fan of The Not-So-Blog and FLOR on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

  14. Charlene Kuser says:

    Subscriber to your feed

  15. Yeah, Baby Rug Kit would be my choice. It picks up the blues of my dinnerware and would make a nice contrast to my white Italian dining set.

  16. heather c says:

    I would choose the cobalt and white striped pattern. Bold and beautiful!

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