The Inspiration Behind The Design – Pretty Pieces

FLOR’s Pretty Pieces rug takes our grid-like system of squares and transforms it into invigorating patterns that seem to go on endlessly.

This rug is a combination of four individual FLOR styles – Cambium, Force Field, Petal Pusher and Cut Flowers that possess random patterns so no two tiles are alike.  These free flowing saturated colors and textures give the feel of walking into a beautiful garden.

The inspiration for this rug came from Josef Frank, widely regarded as one of the greatest influences in the history of architecture and design.  He co-created the Vienna School of Architecture and was influential in what became modern housing. He believed functionality was key to design and architecture, and we here at FLOR obviously second that notion.

(Above: Interior spaces that used some of Josef Frank ‘s patterns)

Frank became an innovator in textile design and for a period of nearly 40 years he created more than 200 patterns. The linear, grid-like look popular during that period was too rigid for his taste so he improvised in a big way, as you can see in his creations.  Scandinavian Design called Josef Frank’s styles  “Always in motion,” which was the theme that spawned the creation of FLOR’s Pretty Pieces Rug.

Images sourced from 1. apartmentther.apy.com 2. luxinteriordesign.com 3. Littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com 4. Elle Decor 5. apartmenttherapy.com 6. thestylecatcher.com

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FLOR Story: Uncorked Studios

Hello FLOR,

We’re a small software design studio located in Portland, Oregon. We recently moved into a new office space in a really cool warehouse building on the east side of Portland.  There are many great things about our space: there’s tons of light, different areas for our team to work creatively, and really tall walls, which are great for marker boards and sticky notes.

The only downside to our space is the acoustics. With concrete on the floors, walls and ceiling, there’s a lot of echo. While we liked rugs, it wasn’t cost-effective to cover our space in them. So we chose Flor tiles for our main work space. We’re planning on adding more for each of our rooms as our furniture arrives. It was really easy to install them, and they’ve held up well to our foot traffic and dog traffic as well.

Here are some photos of our space. We shot quite a few, including some that show how we’ve been using our FLOR samples as coasters. (They make great coasters believe it or not).

Thanks for making a great product!

Sincerely,

Uncorked Studios

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FLOR samples used as coasters

 Button Rugs

Fedora

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FLOR Story: Simple & Stylish

Hi FLOR,

We love FLOR tiles!!!  They foster what seems like an endless supply of creativity and imagination on our side and because you’re always adding new designs we’ve never needed to shop any place else in the past three years .  Our modern style is important to us yet we also want to ensure that our place feels warm, functional and practical too.  We have an energetic dog and a tornado (otherwise known as a cat) that chase each other around the house from FLOR rug to FLOR rug.  So, your tiles have clocked loads of mileage over the past three years but you’d never know it by looking at them!  And, when there’s “emergency” clean-up around the house the FLOR tiles are usually involved.  Tail wags + Red wine = 911.  What we’ve found though is that what doesn’t wipe right up with a microfiber cloth and cold water goes into the kitchen sink for a hose down and then back to the floor like new.  We’ve shared this story many times with friends and family and it’s hard for them to imagine so much durability in a floor covering.  Of course, what most folks admire most about the tiles is that they’re a SIMPLE and SUPER STYLISH addition to every room in our house.  Attached is a snap of our latest creation: a modern take on Toy Poodle in Plum, Purple, Pewter and Bone.  LOVE IT!

Best Regards,

Dee

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FLOR Story: Simply Adorable

This was just too cute – we had to share it! This mom and dad created a colorful playroom for their little one by using FLOR’s Toy Poodle tiles. Here is their story…

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Hi FLOR.

My name is Sawyer.

This is my playroom.

I learned to crawl on FLOR.

I also love to roll on it.

It makes me feel groovy!

Thanks for making such a fun, affordable product.

Love,

Your Friend – Sawyer

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FLOR story : Blending Styles

FLOR was the perfect solution for this Pennsylvania family.  They needed a beautiful rug to provide a bit of style and durablity.  Check out how FLOR’s Shirt Stripe tile did the trick.

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Dear FLOR,

My husband and I recently remodeled our dining room and throughout the process we were looking for a more contemporary look that would blend with the style of our colonial home as well as suit our needs having a Yellow Labrador Retriever.  Having battled with traditional areas rug in the past, we absolutely love the versatility of FLOR and its ease of cleaning (especially pet hair!)   We chose a parquet pattern of Shirt Stripe Flor tile in Lounge Stripe and we absolutely love it.  We are still working on the final decorating touches of our dining room; however, I wanted to share a photo of our progress.  We are now in the process of choosing FLOR options for our living room. Thanks for creating such a unique and user friendly product!

Sincerely,

Sheryl & Brian - Lancaster, PA

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