source: residential architect Magazine
publication date: June 1, 2007

By Nigel F. Maynard

Finding worthy products for price-conscious custom homes is a tough gig. But if you love the hunt like we do, it's bound to reward everyone involved. Yes, your products must prove penny-wise, but they can't look cheap or perform poorly. They must withstand the rigors of everyday life at least as well as their more precious counterparts.

Admittedly, cheap is in the eye of the budget holder, but we think the collection on the following pages is a bargain at twice the price.

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FLOR modular carpet tiles are easy to install, easy on the wallet, and easy on the environment. The 19.7-inch-square tiles come in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns and install over wood, tile, or unsealed concrete. Crafted from recycled or renewable resources, the chic tiles sell for roughly $4 to $6 per square foot. An added plus: the manufacturer will take back customers' used tiles for recycling. InterfaceFLOR, 866.281.3567; www.flor.com.