This afternoon just as the rain rolled in for the second time today, UPS showed up with the new FLOR carpet we bought to replace our aging and worn one. Three boxes each holding a number of tiles, one with instructions and adhesive connectors.
This is the third time I have installed Flor, so tonight it took me less than thirty minutes to install the new one. While I cooked dinner, Kristy pulled the old squares up and vacuumed.
After we ate, I measured the room, found the start point and laid the new rug in no time. Tomorrow, the old rug gets shipped back to Flor for free so they can recycle it into new product. I love this stuff. It looks great, it has a low carbon footprint, it’s over 90% green, and the price is right.
For the last 4 or 5 years we have used Flor carpet squares in our living room. Starting with the old house in Union Hill, and moving the carpet with us when we moved to Modular 4. I really like the idea of Flor carpet. You have endless patterns, colors and textures to choose from which extends your design options exponentially. And Flor recycles, so when I purchase a new rug set up, I can send the old tiles back in to be recycled. Flor is committed to the recycling program, encouraging participation so that none of their product ends up in a landfill. In addition Flor squares are made with varied degrees of renewable and recycled materials like 100% natural, un-dyed wool, and post-consumer waste like plastic soda and water bottles. In addition Flor squares are designed to be among the lowest VOC emitting products for residential flooring.
Last night as the sale on Flor was running out, we purchased a new 8 by 10 rug pattern for the living room. The tiles arrive next week, and when they do, I’ll be boxing up the old rug and sending it back in to Flor to be ground up and made into a new product. The new carpet, adds bit more coverage than the previous one, changes the color and pattern all together, and basically adds a fresh look to the existing room. One of the great things about Flor is the fact that I can change my mind as often as I want, and update as often as I want allowing us to keep things fresh when we get bored with the current look. I have to admit, that when we first moved we planned on swapping out the current rug, we just never got around to it. The goal now, is to change it out every 18 months.
One other thing that I didn’t realize until yesterday when I was digging around on the Flor website; Over 90% of Flor is manufactured in the U.S.A., which allows for better quality control and reduces Flor’s carbon footprint by limiting transportation costs in terms of manufacturing and delivery. I like that 90% plus is made here in America. Keep it local.