Designing a Pet-Friendly Home

If you’ve seen the cover of our new fall catalog, you probably noticed the adorable dog sitting attentively on one of our new styles:  Line, Please.  (Yes, he is real … we think he’s a Wire Fox Terrier. Update:  The pooch is a she (Sophie) and she’s a Lakeland Terrier.  We were close and she’s still super adorable!).

For anyone who has ever owned a pet you know there are occasional mishaps that accompany these adorable little creatures – kitty scratches on furnishings or pillows, puppy accidents on the carpet, or the periodic chewing of your favorite rug or shoes.

But fear not – it is possible to have a beautiful home without having to oust your furry friend.  One of the secrets in designing a pet-friendly home is choosing materials that work for you instead of against you.  That means, choosing textiles or patterns that can actually help to camouflage things like pet hair, accidents, snags or spills.

We have a slew of pet-friendly styles from our new Fall Collection that do the trick: Mild Mannered; Level Setting; Sound Check; or, Reverb – to name just a few.

(above: Mild Mannered – Thyme)

(above: Level Setting – Black)

(Above:  Sound Check – Pewter)

(Above: Reverb – Persimmon & Magenta)

These low-profile styles are less likely to trap pet hair or soil and use variations in color and texture that give them extra camouflaging qualities, making them perfect for homes with pets.

Check out more reasons why FLOR is the smart answer for beautiful, well-designed homes that happen to have pets (or kids).

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FLOR Time in the Playroom

Looking for a flooring solution that is soft enough for your kids to roll around on but tough enough to stand up to hours of play?  This FLOR customer found the perfect answer – read below:

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My husband and I were looking for a fun, practical way to soften and protect the hardwood floors in our son and daughter’s playroom. We found the precise combination of toughness and style we were looking for in Flor’s Classic Quilt.

We love its bold colors and charming combination of textures and feel great about using a low-VOC, eco-friendly carpet that reflects our commitment to design materials that are safe for our children and better for the planet. And how convenient is it that we can pop the tiles up in the event of spills and finger painting gone awry? Fabulous indeed!

- Laura Radnor, PA

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