discovered: giraffe print FLOR tiles*

6 Feb


*sorry, not available in the US.

Unfortunately, this is how I learned that the FLOR inventory differs between the US and the UK, where the carpet tiles are sold as “FLOR by Heuga.” And it’s a shame, because I really love this giraffe print.

It’s part of the Animals & Minerals line, which also includes Zebra, Leopard, Cow, Pebbles and a pattern called Water World (maybe Kevin Costner gets royalties?)

Mod Zebra, FLOR, $12.99/tile

Stampede, FLOR, $12.99/tile

There are comparable versions of Zebra and Cow on the US site. In fact, I prefer these versions to their European counterparts, especially the brown-and-white cowhide pattern. But there’s something about a giraffe print that’s fresher and more clever than the traditional hides. It’s also bright without being cloying, either as an area rug in a nursery or as wall-to-wall carpet in a play room.

If anyone out there’s interested, I’ll do some research and get back to you. But I have a feeling it’s not the exchange rate that’ll get ya. Have you picked one up at CB2 recently? They’re HEAVY, and shipping from the UK is spendy.

And as we’re in the market for a new rug for Fionn’s room, I’ll check out the US catalog and post my findings shortly.

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5 Responses to “discovered: giraffe print FLOR tiles*”

  1. julee July 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    Did you ever find The Giraffe Carpet in the US? I love it!!

    • youngonesdesign July 1, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

      I found out that Heuga only delivers within the EU. But I checked out their catalog and it doesn’t seem that they sell the animal prints at all anymore. What a shame.

  2. Elizabeth October 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    Did you ever find another source for giraffe print? I am on the hunt for a wall to wall giraffe print for the kids playroom. I have had no luck!!!

    • youngonesdesign October 23, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

      Sorry, Elizabeth, life has taken over the maintenance of this blog for the past few months… But to answer your question, I’ve been looking all over for you and haven’t been able to find anything. The closest I’ve gotten is a company called Imagine Tile, who definitely does make a giraffe print. http://3rings.designerpages.com/2011/07/20/imagine-tiles-animal-collection/ But it looks like it’s special order, and to the trade. The best alternative, I think, would be to get a giraffe print area rug, which you’ll probably have no trouble finding on rugs usa or another mass retailer online. Thanks for reading. Hope to catch up with more posts soon.

    • julee October 24, 2011 at 8:31 am #

      Tears, no I never found anything.

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