Here's the skinny: with the renovations on my house, I've gained a huge amount of square footage and an open floor plan [yay!]. I started off with two rugs, one for the dining area [totally essential because no matter what I do, my chairs like to scratch up my floors] and one for the TV area. What I didn't realize was that I would also end up with a rug in my kitchen. I'm not typically one for having a rug in that space, but I fell in love with this awesome, colorful Indian rug, that just brought my kitchen to life. Long story short, the kitchen is directly off of the dining/living area, and having THREE different rugs in one area just wasn't cutting it.
I decided the best bet was to go with one long rug for the dining and living space that could work alongside my kitchen rug. I'm a huge proponent for FLOR tiles, because you can completely customize the size of your rug, and since I need a rug that's about 16' long and 11.5 wide [gigantic!] FLOR tiles can't be beat. Not to mention they're super durable [an essential in a house with four pets], easy to clean, and I can easily replace a tile if there's ever a red wine catastrophe. I have three options, all are different, but I'm having a really hard time deciding which is best, so I'd love your input. There are a lot of great sales going on right now, so I need to make a decision, STAT. HELP!
Sound Check $8.49/tile This one is the most affordable because it's on sale, and since I need an insane amount of tiles, this is a serious option. This photo doesn't do it justice- it really has a lot of vibrancy with turquoise and varying shades of blue and a hint of black. It's very similar to my kitchen rug, so I know they'll play well together. My only concern was that it's a little darker than I originally wanted, and I don't want it to weigh down the space.
Good Vibrations $16/tile This one is the priciest of the three. It's not on sale, and if I did decide to go with it, I'd likely hold out until it does go on sale, just because it would be a budget buster otherwise. The upside of choosing this is that I already have it! This is the rug that's currently under my dining table, and I love it. It's really subtle, but still has a lot of movement and picks up some of my favorite colors. I just worry that it limits the way I can decorate this space. Going with this, I would just need to add more tiles to complete the rug I already have, but I'm not sure it's worth doing that if I'm not 100% sold on it.
Lacebark, $11.90 This pretty rug is also on sale, and it's one of FLOR's most popular tiles. It's super neutral, but also really interesting and reminds me so much of birch bark [hence the name]. I love the idea of having a neutral rug, so I can accent with any color I want in this space. But, on that same token, I worry it's too neutral. I have chairs that are nearly identical to this color, as well as curtain panels. It just may be too much like things I already have. Therein lies my dilemma!
Here are my three choices, side by side. Comment on this post and help me figure out which one is best!