Ingenuity said to be a hallmark of New Yorkers, environmentalism not. I heard about Interface (the company behind Flor) years ago, as the CEO and founder, Ray Anderson, had taken it on as a personal mission to change the way carpeting was made, sold, and recycled in order to reduce the negative environmental impact of this universal product and set an example for others to follow. While Interface manufactures carpet tile primarily for business customers, Flor is for us. These tiles are a perfect solution for NYC apartment dwellers. Between the stylish colors and extra thick pile, Flor is soft and attractive, while its modular nature make it easy to have delivered and install by yourself.
Then there is the good price. Running at around $11 per square (19.5 inches each), an 8 by 10 area rug will cost you $319. And unlike real rugs, you can put squares together to cover any size floor you want, either wall to wall or rug size. And cleaning? Each Flor tile can be lifted up, washed down in the sink, and then replaced when dry. Available online (they will send you swatches for free), as well as from Vitra
(29 9th Ave. - 212 929 3626), the home of the Eames' La Chaise.
29 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10014