In 2015 I redecorated my office. Sounds fun, right? I did a quick weekend project eliminating “stuff”, reorganizing, and repainting the space. I didn’t realize how much stuff I actually accumulated either. My office had become the place where everyone dumped their stuff. I still have a lot of things on my shelves but I like the look of a full shelf I guess. It helps with the sound in here. Let’s go with that, ok?
When I redecorated I didn’t have an area rug under my desk and my chair would slide all over the place. I hated that! I had asked for an area rug for Christmas that year and I got one. It was perfect (or so I thought at the time)! It was the right colors, it was a nice pattern, and it covered the entire space! I loved it…..that is…until I realized that the rug wouldn’t stay in place: at all. No matter what I tried, it moved. Tape under the rug didn’t work. The anti-slip pad underneath…nope that didn’t work either!
See what I mean?
My “perfect” rug was causing me nothing but a headache! Then I learned about FLOR carpet squares. I looked at their patterns and designs and thought it could be the solution to my ever growing headache! Was I a bit leery of them sliding around, you betcha! I already had a carpet that slid every which way, I certainly didn’t need squares flying all about. I picked out a handful of styles and had called my daughter in for a vote. She’s good with helping me narrow things down and she has this clean and simple design style that I adore. After some deliberation, we settled on Tailored Touch in Kiwi.
It’s so pretty!
I did some measuring and I should have had my son (who’s in honors everything at school) help me with the measurements because I miscalculated and actually had to get a few more squares to make my area rug fit the way I wanted it to. I was never good at math and this project proved that I am definitely never going to understand how to calculate things! Not to worry though because I had the extra squares I needed within a few days so I could finish the project. Keep in mind when you are designing your own space that each square is 19.7″ x 19.7″ (so you can see why my math was way off)! They do provide you with a handy tool and had I paid more attention, I would not have had the issue of ordering too few pieces.
FLOR Carpet Squares Installation
First I washed the floor because with two dogs it just needed to be done. Once I prepped my space, I had my son help move the file cabinet so I could slide a carpet square under it to start in that corner. That was, no joke, the hardest part of the whole project! We laid the rest of the FLOR carpet squares around to see how we liked it. He suggested we alternate the direction of the pattern to give it a little more dimension. I thought after that he would stick around to help me but as soon as the file cabinet was back in place, he bolted leaving me with a stack of circle stickers and a pile of carpet squares! You can see how it’s done in their very helpful instructional video.
Easy as 1,2,3!
Worried that I would mess things up, I took my time but it seriously was the easiest project I have ever done…ever! When they say it’s as easy as 1,2,3, they weren’t lying. All you do is lay your carpet squares down the way you want them (snuggly) and once you have the style/design you like, you match up their circle carpet stickers to the corners of the carpet square and simply push down. That was it; easy as 1,2,3. You can get more installation information at flor.com.
Let’s talk about quality and how it all works. These squares are heavy. It isn’t a plush and fluffy carpet, more I’d say it’s perfect for a space with heavier traffic. I actually love it. With this being an area that I spend 75% of my time at home, along with 2 dogs following behind me, I need something that is durable. And I need something that won’t slip, slide and get stuck in my chairs wheels! When I first unpacked the box I was honestly impressed with its quality and its apparent durability not to mention the pattern we selected matched my room perfectly. I wasn’t sure it I fully grasped the concept with it how it stays in place, but this carpet is not moving….at all.
One thing I need to do next is to get those power cords up and off the floor now but other than that, this is the best space to be in! 🙂 I am so happy with how my office rug looks! Having the new area rug has created a more completed and polished look to my office.