Last week I showed you my new kitchen floor. Even though I still have to touch up paint and fix molding, I did manage to find an adorable new rug*! 

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Pretty amazing, right? The colors are perfect and the pattern is totally fun. But let me take you back to where I started. For years, I had this commercial-grade black rug. Thankfully, despite being nondescript (a.k.a. boring), it functioned well and held up to everyday wear and tear.

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I searched and searched online and at a few local shops for the perfect rug, but to no avail. Then, I happened to get a FLOR catalog in the mail and was immediately attracted to one particular collection. Fifteen minutes later I ordered the squares needed to create the perfect little rug. (Oh by the way, this is not a sponsored post, although I am a huge fan of FLOR if they are looking for a future product tester or something like that.) 

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Anyway, the squares are from the Parallel Reality collection. I ordered two of the pink, two of the purple, one green, and one burgundy.

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The site mentioned that these particular squares are designed for a high traffic area. Since this is the most-used entrance to my house, I decided to up their durability with Scotch-Gard. I spray all my rugs with this stuff. It just seems to help them hold up longer.

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To make things easy, I sprayed all of the squares individually and let them dry. Yes, I used my old rug as a drop cloth.  

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Things are looking better already.

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I then played around with the squares until I found the perfect color arrangement. Clearly, I’m having a bit too much fun with this. The process for putting them together is pretty genius. FLOR provides these cool little stickers to keep everything together. 

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And that’s it, friends! My new, colorful rug!

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I’m totally in love with it and super pleased with FLOR and their quality and service. Remember a while ago I asked you about them? Well, I’m pleased to report they rock! 

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So now that I have a rug, I need to get my butt in gear to finish these other little projects. Thankfully, the temperatures here (as in most of the country) are below freezing this week. It’s the perfect excuse to never leave the house if you ask me!

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What do you think? Have you ever ordered from FLOR? 

*Fun Fact:  The difference between a rug and a carpet is their size. Basically, any piece less than 40 square feet is considered a rug, while anything larger is a carpet. Also, today we use the term rug to distinguish an area rug from wall-to-wall carpeting. (I had to Google this when I was writing the title of this post.)

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This post first appeared on Inspired by Charm on 1/24/2013.

All text, photographs, and graphics were created by Lifestyle Blogger Michael Wurm, Jr. unless stated otherwise.

This is not a sponsored post by Flor or Scotch Guard
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  • The CSI Girl at

    What a clever idea! I love your blog and I think I am crushing on you. You are cute, clever and I think we would be best friends. Anyway, I have a craft competition blog and would love for you to be a guest judge sometime. Come on by and let me know if you are interested. Each week is a new craft challenge and a new judge. We have fun!!!

  • Whitney M at

    I love it! I’m moving to an apartment next week with a carpeted dining area that I am sure my two and four year old will cover in stains. I’ll have to try some floor tiles! Thanks for the scotch gard tip too!

  • Zakary at

    Looks fab! I love me some Flor. I have 8×10 Flor going in my den, I have spilled red wine on a tile and rinsed it, boom, good as new.

  • Sheila at

    Great job. I love it. I like that you used all cool tones. Very clever idea.

  • Patty Cordia at

    I love your faces….you are too cute.

  • Renee @ Lattenene Chat at

    Michael, I ;pve these colorful squares. Do you think they would work on an outdoor porch?

  • Sue at

    I can’t believe how much cheer this rug adds to the room! You can’t help but smile when you see this burst of color:) You have such a good eye for style!

  • Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick at

    Oh my gosh, I love the rug and you are too stinking funny. Love your “this is the most exciting thing EVER” shot!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha. – thanks! It’s always fun sneaking one of those shots in there. 😉

  • Anonymous at

    This is so cool! I had no idea it was made up of “tiles”! I just thought it was a really cool rug. It reminds me of some of my favorite strip quilts. You’re always so clever!

  • DecorandtheDog at

    Oooo, very pretty! I am trying to talk my brother into FLOR tiles for his living room. I think I’ll send him this post!

  • Jane S. at

    I love that! Never heard of FLOR before this, so I’m going to enjoy looking through the website. Thanks for telling us about it! 🙂

  • Chelsea Fanders at

    I LOVE Flor! I have like 5 styles pinned for when the living room is ready to be decorated. I love all the styles and how custom it can be, for not a ton of money. Your ‘rug’ looks great! I love the pattern.

  • Melissa from the Blue House at

    Oh my gosh, I love it!! Quite an improvement from the black one… I’m sorry, but that one hurt my eyes! 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      No need to apologize – it hurt mine too! 😉

  • at

    I’ve wanted to try FLOR for-EH-ver! The rug looks awesome, I love how it’s totally customized. I need to go order some rug squares.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes, a must try! You’ll love it.

  • Gayle at

    Love the pop of color. I hadn’t heard of FLOR but am going to check them out as I need a rug in my living room. Thanks for the tip!

  • amy of four corners design at

    looks fantastic! yes, I’ve ordered from FLOR – LOVE THEM!!! Have a large 8’x8′ rug in the living room – from the berber collection and have a 5’x7′ rug in my office that is blue/green/gray stripes…I’m hooked on them…I think you will be too…

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I totally am. I guess you don’t know how great something is until you try it.

  • Mary at

    I love it Michael! It looks perfect there, and thanks for the Scotch Guard tip.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Mary! I’m loving the pop of color and the pattern is too perfect!

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