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Choosing the Right Rug: Flor Tile Options

 
 No, not the best photo of my living space.  I didn't stage it at all, and I'm in the process of changing the wall art, among other things, so don't judge! 

No, not the best photo of my living space.  I didn't stage it at all, and I'm in the process of changing the wall art, among other things, so don't judge! 

 My most favorite rug, and one of my most favorite dogs [Kona decided to model in all my quick iPhone photos this morning]

My most favorite rug, and one of my most favorite dogs [Kona decided to model in all my quick iPhone photos this morning]

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

 
 Sound Check

Sound Check

 Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

 Lacebark

Lacebark

Here are my three choices, side by side. Comment on this post and help me figure out which one is best!