Why Modular Carpeting is (Still) Cool

Why Modular Carpeting is (Still) Cool

Sarah Coffey
Jun 12, 2008

Sometimes we get a little sick of seeing FLOR everywhere. Even though we love the fact that it's recyclable and easy to maintain, we get tired of the limitations of the grid. When you have a FLOR rug, you can definitely feel stuck in a certain look. Recently, we unpacked the FLOR tiles from our old apartment and we were considering sending them back to be recycled until...

...we realized that our old spare room rug could work in our new place as a hallway runner. Which brings us to the argument for why modular carpeting is cool: it's designed for an extended lifecycle. Although we think the FLOR look can become stale, we have to give them credit for creating a product that can change as a home changes and, ultimately, can be sent back to the manufacturer for recycling once it's no longer wanted. (For other uses for old FLOR tiles, see this post.)

We'd love to see more products designed with their entire lifecycle in mind. For more information on designing for the long-term, check out William McDonough's book, Cradle to Cradle, and the Greenblue non-profit group for starters.

Top Photo: Stampede, Bottom Photo: Martha Stewart Needlepoint Stripe

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