An Honest Review of our FLOR Rugs

April 30, 2019

If you’ve been to the blog before or you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that we have two FLOR rugs in our home — one in our kids playroom and one in our dining room. If you’re not familiar with FLOR, the company sells individual carpet floor tiles that you can combine yourself to make whatever size area rug your heart desires. If you’re not feeling adventurous and up to sifting through lots of individual tiles to come up with your own unique design, no worries — FLOR offers tons of area rug options too that takes the guesswork out of it for you. With both of our rugs, I opted for the “browse FLOR’s area rugs” approach.

My Review of Our Two FLOR Area Rugs

We’ve had at least one of our FLOR rugs for five years now, and I continually get tons of questions about them. Are they worth the money? How durable are FLOR rugs? What’s the best way to clean them? Well, I decided I’d finally write a post with all the answers to your burning questions about FLOR rugs.

So here’s my honest review of our two FLOR rugs, and answers to all the FAQs I’ve been jotting down from you guys over the years. By the way, this post isn’t sponsored by FLOR — I just decided it was time to answer all the questions in one place.

Spoiler alert: I’m a fan of FLOR rugs. Read on to find out why.

Got another question that I didn’t answer below? Leave it in the comments section!

Q: Are FLOR rugs easy to put together?

Yes, FLOR rugs are easy to put together. When you purchase a FLOR rug, FLOR includes a pack of adhesive dots that you’ll use to connect all the tiles to one another. The “installation” process is a little time consuming, but it’s not hard. Pro tip: To make sure your FLOR tiles stay together, do add an adhesive dot at a few different connecting points — so if you have a group of, say, four tiles you want to stick together, put an adhesive top between the top two, the bottom two, the left two, and the right two, and then add an extra dot where all four tile corners meet. This ensures your rug won’t come apart later.

Q: Once FLOR rugs are assembled, do they come apart easily?

If you follow FLOR’s instructions and the tips I just mentioned above, FLOR rugs do not easily come apart once they’re assembled. I’ve never had a problem with tiles pulling away from one another in our playroom or dining room, and our playroom especially is used hard — my son runs trucks and bikes and everything you can imagine over the rug daily, and it’s still (literally) holding strong. And in our dining room, we pull the chairs out from the table and push them back in regularly, and that movement hasn’t impacted our FLOR rug one bit.

Q: Are FLOR rugs easy to move if you need to re-position them, or move them to another room in your home?

FLOR rugs are fairly easy to move within the same room — for example, if you notice the rug is crooked and want to straighten it out, it’s pretty easy to adjust it. But moving your FLOR rug to another room? I haven’t tried it but I imagine it wouldn’t be easy. If you need to move your FLOR rug to another room, you’ll probably need to disassemble it and put it back together in the new space.

Q: How durable are FLOR rugs?

In my experience, FLOR rugs are very durable. We’ve had a FLOR rug in our playroom for almost five years now and, for the most part, it still looks like new (except where one of my kids spilled pink slime, but otherwise our FLOR rug has seen lots of spills and conquered ’em all). My kids play in here every day — pushing trucks, running around, doing arts and crafts, and even eating snacks and meals — and our FLOR rug handles all of it beautifully.

Q: How do you clean your FLOR rugs?

I spot clean my FLOR rugs using baby wipes. Sounds weird, right? But it works. I also vacuum our FLOR rugs once a week. In five years, I haven’t had to do any deep cleaning on our FLOR tiles.

Q: What have you spilled on your FLOR rugs, and have you been able to get the stains out?

We’ve spilled tons of stuff on our FLOR rugs. The FLOR rug in our playroom has seen lots of mishaps — we’ve spilled juice, milk, coffee, glitter, slime, paint, and more on that rug. My son even colored on our FLOR rug with both crayons and markers. It’s also seen a few bodily fluids (gross, I know, but as a parent you probably wanna know the truth about alllllllllllllll the potential spills). Of everything I mentioned above, the only stain I wasn’t able to get out was the coffee stain. I should also note that my coffee spilled on a cream-colored floor tile. I suspect that if I had spilled coffee on a darker-colored tile, I probably would’ve been able to mask the stain.

Q: Have you ever had to replace any FLOR tiles? If so, why?

I’ve had to replace exactly one FLOR tile in five years! I spilled coffee on a cream-colored tile and even though I cleaned it thoroughly, the cofee left a yellow-ish stain.

Q: Do the colors in FLOR rugs stay vibrant or do they fade over time?

The colors in our FLOR rugs are just as vibrant as they were when they first arrived in the box.

Q: FLOR rugs are more expensive than a typical area rug. Do you think they’re worth the money?

Based on my personal experience, FLOR rugs are absolutely worth the money, particularly if you’re putting them in the highest-traffic areas of your home like a playroom. While I could’ve likely bought a less expensive rug for our dining room, I went with FLOR because I knew that space would be prone to spills and crumbs — and I haven’t regretted my decision one bit to invest in a FLOR rug for that space.

Do you have a question about FLOR rugs that I didn’t answer here? Leave your question in the comments and I’ll respond!

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  1. I’ve been stalking FLOR tiles for awhile now. Can you tell me what carpet style and colors you used in the play room?? It looks great!

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  2. Hi there, I love the look of your rug and thank you for the interesting review of the FLOR tiles. I am hoping to get the same one but it seems to look different online. Can I double check that it is the same one as the link below?? Also, a couple of the reviews on the website said the edges frayed quite quickly, did you find this at all??

    Many Thanks,

    Katie

    https://www.flor.com/area-rugs/signature-rugs/made-you-look-8-triangle-patchwork-3

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    • Hi Katie — Yes, this is the FLOR rug we have in our playroom!

      We’ve had this rug for 5+ years and I haven’t had any issues with fraying. I also have a FLOR rug in our dining room. That one hasn’t frayed, either.

      Hope that helps!

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  3. This is very helpful. I want to replace my wall-to-wall carpet with hardwood in my family room. The problem is that I have a dog with mobility issues (he was rescued with a bullet in his spine) who slips badly on smooth surfaces so I’ve been hesitating doing this. He is very active though so runs on carpet. Although costly, it seems that I can over-carpet with Flor for daily use and for special occasions/guests I can just remove some squares for aesthetic purposes. Do you think that is a reasonable thing to do (considering time and cost of adhesive dots)? Did you buy extra squares in case your design is ever discontinued? I am also concerned with fraying too but I guess those squares can be replaced over time.

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    • Hi Evanie — We’ve never had problems with the tiles fraying — I have two young kids and both of my FLOR rugs still look like new, and they are used hard in this house! However, I don’t know how mobile FLOR tiles are. When you add the adhesive dots to each tile to assemble your rug, they’re very sticky and generally can’t be reused. So if you plan on moving your FLOR “rug” from time to time, I’m not sure how easy that would be. It’s doable, sure, it’s just time and cost intensive.

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  4. Hi! Thanks for your detailed review. They look really great and I love that you can easily spot clean. How do they feel underfoot? I want a somewhat plush rug but can’t tell how thick they are? Thank you.

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    • Hi Katherine, I’m glad you found the review helpful! I personally think FLOR rugs are comfortable underfoot but I certainly wouldn’t say they’re plush. FLOR offers sample tiles on their site — you might want to order one and see what you think of the texture! That’s a nice way to try before you buy.

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  5. I’m thinking of Flor carpet for the area in front of my kitchen sink. Do you think they would stand up to the water spills from doing dishes, etc..?

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    • Hi Lynne, from my personal experience I think you’d be okay with FLOR tiles in front of your sink — although that’s just my best guess, as the FLOR rugs I have are NOT in my kitchen. That said, some food items DO stain FLOR tiles, so their lifespan would depend on how much water/food particles hit them on a regular basis. You may want to order a FLOR tile sample (they have them available on the website) and keep it in front of your sink for a few days to see if they’re a good fit for your space.

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