February 8, 2011

My FLOR Story

[My FLOR carpet in our master bedroom]

Blogging for FLOR means I get to sift through beautiful images of carpet tiles weekly, and to be honest, I've always wondered what it would be like to install them in my own home. Luckily, I've been in the thick of a massive renovation for almost two years and when it came time to choose the carpet for our master bedroom, my husband and I jumped at the chance to utilize FLOR tiles.

First things first: I am not gifted in the realm of DIY. Sure, I have creative ideas swirling through my head, but the skill stops there. Rarely will you see my hands dirty unless my husband needs help, and in that case, you can find me complaining in the corner about how un-cute these work gloves are.

Kidding. Sort of.

But truth be told, installing FLOR tiles is my kind of DIY. The entire bedroom took maybe two hours, and that includes a 20 minute search for the FLOR dots I'd sworn I stored in the kitchen drawer (Hint: They were in the bathroom drawer. Oops.).

I thought it might be fun to walk you through our experience in the most honest way possible, so here goes!:

1. Make sure the surface you're using is clean, dry and dust-free.
2. Lay out your desired pattern and make any necessary cuts for walls, angles and/or baseboard trim. This was easy for us, because we chose a shaggy design without a pattern. We watched this video to learn how to trim each tile (so useful!).
3. Locate those FLOR dots and place them underneath each tile, sticky-side up. The goal is for each carpet tile to stick to one another, not to the floor surface.
4. Admire your handiwork.

It truly is that easy, and we love how quiet our master bedroom is now. Plus, should our lovable dogs have an accident on our floors, re-carpeting the entire bedroom is no longer a need.

Genius, easy and beautiful. Happy FLOR-ing!

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