After opening a Manhattan flagship in March 2011, this design-minded floor-covering company set its sights on Brooklyn. Folks can visit the large space, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, to gain inspiration for configuring the wide variety of 20-inch carpet squares that the brand is known for. With a dozen setups featuring sample Flor combos, the store is like a catalog come to life. Daydream about filling your living room with mohair-looking blocks ($12 each), your hallway with cable-knit-patterned tiles ($15) or your bedroom with colorfully striped squares ($12). Get a sleek look with solid, tightly looped carpet squares ($10) or a sweet style with floral tiles ($14). If you want an Oriental rug without the astronomical price tag, try arabesque-patterned blocks ($15), which will achieve that style for a fraction of the price.
307 Atlantic Ave
|Cross street:||between Hoyt and Smith Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, G to Hoyt–Schermerhorn; 2, 3 to Hoyt St; F, G to Bergen St|