Friday, April 27, 2012


Since the nursery has hard flooring, I wanted to add an area rug to create a soft place for baby to play (or mom to collapse, exhausted). Between the curtains, ottoman, and crib skirt, there's a lot of pattern going on in this room, so I wanted a solid colored rug. I decided to go with teal, to bring out the teal in the curtains. My first choice was the Spectrum Lake rug, available from Layla Grayce.

I liked that it had a textured pattern, but was still solid in color, as well as the fact that it was 100% hooked wool. However, even after winning a $100 gift card to Layla Grayce, this rug was still quite a bit out of our budget.

In the end, we went with FLOR carpet tiles. They have a retail location in Houston so we stopped by to check out the colors in person. We chose the Feelin' Groovy tiles in the color "Breeze". One perk of ordering in the store instead of online was free shipping. Although a little modern for my taste, I love how kid-friendly and practical these tiles are. If a tile gets super dirty and needs more than a simple spot cleaning, you can remove it and give it a good scrubbing in the sink. Or if a tile gets stained or damaged beyond repair, you can simply replace it. We ordered two extra tiles in case our one-day toddler decides to take a sharpie or pair of scissors to their rug.

FLOR tiles are made from recycled nylon and used tiles can get a second life through their Return and Recycle ProgramAlso, there's no rug pad required since each tile has a rubber-type backing.

Installation is pretty simple; the tiles are stuck together from the back using adhesive squares.

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