A field trip report
No, that's not a typo in my title. It's a store for wonderful floor coverings...carpet tiles to be exact. Well, it's technically not a store but a showroom. But I like the alliterative title, so I think I'll keep it. Yesterday I had a very productive outing to the Flor store.
I bet you thought I was going to leave my striped floor completely bare, didn't you? Naaaahhh. It needs an area rug type covering for a couple of reasons. To dampen the noise and it's a great place to add some contrasting color to the space.
I've moved back into my studio...partly. Just my desk and a single bookshelf, enough for me to work in here again.
That entertainment unit that has to be sanded and painted black...and a bunch of STUFF! It's never ending, the pile of stuff. The rug is just temporary, to protect the floors while we move furniture back in. Which leads me to yesterday's outing to...
The Flor store!
It really is a grownup's playground. They have samples of everything, which you can mix and match to your heart's content. The showroom is stunning! Very modern.
I started by checking out their area rug layouts...all made with 20" square tiles. (The floors are all concrete.)
Then it was time to choose a few samples and get started. They have someone to help you, of course, because the selection can be overwhelming. They keep them all in cabinets.
Here's the genius part, though. They have a website with a configurator that lets you layout potential patterns. Since I'd been to the website and I have their catalog, I pretty much knew which families I was interested in. I just needed to see them in person next to my paint chips.
They let me check them out to keep for a few days so I can see how they look against my striped floor. The configurator is still the best way to do the entire design. They don't have enough samples to layout a pattern as large as I need...4 tiles by 8 tiles. That's a total of 32 tiles! I'll post copies of my pattern ideas in a day or two.
Oh! Did I say that I need to make a decision by Saturday? They have a sale that ends after this weekend. 15% off and a huge savings on shipping if I order it in person in the showroom. I'd better get to work on that configurator!