FLOR Carpet Tiles Make Office Lounge Space Wonderful

Before & After Design Inspiration
Office Lounge Makeover- BeFLOR and After

Office Lounge Makeover- BeFLOR and After. source: homejelly.com

Moving from our garage to an office is a feat unto itself in the world of start-ups. Yes, we are climbing the ladder to success, so, when I was asked to help decorate our new Wonderful Collective office, I knew it had to be inspiring. The hidden challenge? Well…let’s just say there were too many cooks in the kitchen.

Common as this may be, a differing of opinions and tastes can hinder the progress of a decorating project. But, when we were invited (and, thusly sponsored) to install a set of beautiful FLOR carpet tiles, I knew they would absolutely move us in the right direction design-wise and make our Wonderful offices…well…wonderful!

Here’s what HomeJelly LOVES about FLOR carpet tiles:

1. The VAST selection of colors and patterns. So often, carpet tile companies or design stores are limited to a particular seasonal line, color palette or pattern. FLOR offers hundreds of choices that can then be customized and even changed around whenever you wish.

Vibrant colors and patterns like this Parallel Reality design

FLOR features vibrant colors and patterns like this Parallel Reality design. source: flor.com

2. They’re modular. Meaning, you can create shapes other than squares or rectangles, color designs and unique patterns to fit your space and style.

Create interesting shapes like this SuitYourself pattern

Create interesting shapes like this geometric Suit Yourself pattern. source: flor.com

I love the combination of vintage and modern with this Remembrance design. source: flor.com

I love the combination of vintage and modern with this Remembrance design. source: flor.com

3. They’re flexible. FLOR has carpet styles, textures and materials that can fit in all kinds of different rooms: living room, office, nursery, home gym, bathroom and even your garage!

Flexible design

Flexible design that can fit any room. source: flor.com

4. They’re green! FLOR uses recycled materials in everything they make and are currently transitioning their entire collection to 100% recycled materials. Most of their styles meet or exceed the low VOC  (Volatile Organic Compounds), Green Label Plus standards set by the Carpet and Rug Institute. What’s more, when you’re done using your carpet tiles (or they’ve happily lived out their life), you can return them to FLOR at no cost to you, where they will recycle them back into usable materials. Awesome.

 Here’s what we DID with our FLOR carpet tiles:

1. Starting with a blank canvas (Right?), we chose our design. This was, by far, the most difficult part of the process! Ultimately, we selected the Made You Look design.

Before: Clean tech office, but no pop of color.

Before: Clean tech office, but no pop of color. source: homejelly.com

2. Opened the “open me first” box. The inside cover included a friendly greeting as well as a QR code which offered an easy-to-follow, assembly video tutorial.

FLOR boxes are clearly labeled...nice

FLOR boxes are clearly labeled…nice! source: homejelly.com

Inside the "open me first" box, you're greeted with a friendly message and helpful QR code to view an easy-to-follow assembly video tutorial

Inside the “open me first” box, you’re greeted with a friendly message and helpful QR code to view an easy-to-follow, assembly video tutorial. source: homejelly.com

3. We took stock of our carpet tiles using the pattern key to make sure we had everything we needed.

Take stock and check out the pattern key

First things first: take stock and check out the pattern key. source: homejelly.com

4. We laid out the design before applying the FLORdots. This way, we could make sure the pattern looked correct. I noticed that I had laid a few tiles upside-down. Note: if you do decide to apply the FLORdots as you first lay out your design, even if you place a tile incorrectly, you can simply unstick the dots, make the correction, then reapply. No worries!

Be sure to put your pattern together before adhering the FLORdots.

Be sure to put your pattern together before adhering the FLORdots. source: homejelly.com

5. We applied the FLORdots. They come with hash marks that make applying them quite easy (it’s a bit hard to see in this photo below…but they’re there!). We applied one dot to one corner first.

To keep each tile together, use the included FLORdots - The hash marks make it easy to adhere the dots

To keep each tile together, use the included FLORdots – The hash marks make it easy to adhere the dots. source: homejelly.com

Then, as we lifted the other three corners, we dropped the first corner with the dot (sticky side up) to the floor.

Lefit the three other corners up while dropping the corner with the FLORdot (sticky side up).

Lift the three other corners up while dropping the corner with the FLORdot (sticky side up) down onto the floor. source: homejelly.com

Finally, we pressed all the corners down and tightly together to finish that section.

Simply drop all three corners, then press to stick.

Simply drop all three corners, then press to stick. source: homejelly.com

Progress!

New FLOR design in progress!

New FLOR design in progress! source: homejelly.com

TIP! Applying the FLORdots with two people make the process twice, even three-times as fast!

Tip: apply your FLORdots with two people...it's much, much faster! source: homejelly.com

Tip: apply your FLORdots with two people…it’s much, much faster! source: homejelly.com

Four hands, instead of two make these tricky six corner sticking totally easy

Four hands, instead of two, make sticking together these tricky, six corner seams totally easy. source: homejelly.com

Done!

Done! source: homejelly.com

Finished! See now, how our new FLOR inspired us to add even more pops of color!

FLOR's graphic "Made You Look" design sets the foundation for a clorful and energetic office lounge

FLOR’s graphic “Made You Look” design sets the foundation for a colorful and energetic office lounge. source: homejelly.com

Warm and inviting, clients are drawn to this space

Warm and inviting, clients are now drawn to this space. source: homejelly.com

Durable, green and perfectly suited for a creative office culture

Durable, recyclable and perfectly suited for a creative office culture. source: homejelly.com

The clear star of this room...do I need to even say it?

The clear STAR of this room…do I even need to say? source: homejelly.com

The decor is inspired by FLOR's dynamic carpet tiles

The decor is inspired by FLOR’s dynamic carpet tiles. source: homejelly.com

Design tip: begin decorating around your area rug - often times the most dominating element in a room.

Design tip: begin decorating around your area rug – often times the most dominating element in a room. source: homejelly.com

Tip! When dressing a room, start with your area rug (or FLOR carpet tiles!) – the most dominate element in a space- then add decor layers like pillows, throws, baskets, etc. with colors, textures and patterns inspired by your flooring.

If you have questions about FLOR carpet tiles, you can check out their FAQs.

This is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
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Written By Skaie Knox

Decor/Design/Repurposing nerd and DIYer, brand ambassador, freelance writer, and the editor-in-chief for HomeJelly. Skaie is also a signed and published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). She was voted "Class Clown", and is a rescue dogs crusader.