While there are thousands of traditional styles of carpets to choose from throughout the world, carpet tiles have grown in popularity as a unique alternative. FLOR stands out in the carpet tile world due to their modern collection of modular tiles. That’s the focus of our FLOR carpet tile review, as we are going to tell you about their stylish collections and touch on key areas like pricing and sustainability.
The History of FLOR
FLOR was created as a way to provide consumers with high- quality, stylish rugs, and carpet tiles. They are an environmentally conscious brand as well, and it shows in their tiles which make use of recycled materials. Their tiles are also designed so that they are washable and easy to remove. At this time, their products include area rugs, carpet tiles, and a small lineup of accessories.
FLOR Carpet Tile Collections
FLORs carpet tiles come in a variety of styles, and the company makes finding the perfect fit for your home easy. Their site allows you to browse carpet tiles by color, style and height. That said, there are three main categories with solids, stripes, and patterns.
If you are looking for solid carpet tiles, FLOR has some intriguing options. Fedora in Oatmeal has an almost marble-like look and is made from recycled plastic bottles. Alternatively, the Heaven Sent series are looped carpet tiles with beveled edges. You can get those tiles in 20 different colors, and the rest of their solid hues are just as impressive.
FLOR striped carpet tiles are available in 16 different styles. You’ll find some unique patterns in this collection as well with options like Marston, Upcycle, and Parallel Reality. Each style is available with anywhere from a single hue to a dozen colors. There are some relatively tame styles to go along with wilder stripes tiles.
Last, but certainly not least, is the patterned collection with over 60 styles to choose from. Needless to say, there is something for everyone. That includes consumers looking for a simple or traditional pattern like Basket Case along with carpet tiles like Electric Avenue. That style is anything but traditional with its Magenta colored jewel-tone pattern. Remembrance, Shadow Hills, and Zebra certainly fit that bill as well.
One of the things we love about FLOR, aside from their styles, is the fact you can order their carpet tiles cut the way you want. That isn’t the case with FLOR, although their standard size tile measures 19.7” x 19.7”.As for the cuts, you can choose from against the grain cuts like Arc, diagonal, and 1/16 cut, just to name a few.
The Green Factor
As mentioned, FLOR is an eco-friendly brand that uses recycled content in their carpet tiles. How much varies from one carpet tile to the next, but every listing has a percentage for post-industrial and total recycled content. Indoor air quality won’t be a concern with this brand either. All of the carpet tiles we checked were listed as Green Label Plus Certified.
FLOR Carpet Tile Installation
You can install FLOR carpet tiles on most hard surfaces with a few exceptions. Unsealed concrete is out along with floors finished with oil and solvent-based finishes. Unfinished waxed floors are also not an option.
With concrete, the floors have to be cured for at least 90 days. These tiles are easy to install, and installation is not permanent by any means. Thanks to a unique product called FLORdots, which is an adhesive-based system that allows you to place and remove their tiles with ease.
FLOR Carpet Cost
One of the advantages of carpet tiles is the price. They are many budget-friendly options available on the market today from Shaw, StainMaster, and others. Unfortunately, FLOR’s carpet tiles do not fall into the budget-friendly class. The company’s carpet tiles are sold individually, and you can get an idea of their prices from the table below.
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FLOR Pros, Cons and Ratings
There is a lot to like about FLOR carpet tiles, and they certainly have some patterns you won’t find elsewhere. Their overall collection is impressive, even if somewhat limited when it comes to solid hues. We also like their affordable samples, which are cut directly from the tiles and their return and recycle program.
Pros: Unique patterns and color combinations. They are easy to install & eco-friendly. The modular system with FLORdots opens the door to interesting designs.
Cons: Expensive compared to similar carpet tiles.