I am thankful for Interface carpet tiles. The bane of installing a new bamboo floor here at the Fig Garden Project is the constant cleaning, Swiffer-ing and wiping to keep the planks looking clean and pristine. But a shipment of a mixed assortment of Interface carpet tiles will do its part to protect the floor and add a splash of color and texture to the living room.

And while I admit that I did a quick run to the local Target to pick up some throw rugs on clearance (I do have two dogs adjusting here, after all), I wanted something nicer and more sustainable to show off the floor. Installation is as easy as the company makes it sound--in fact, it is more difficult to figure out the pattern you want than actually laying the tiles on a flat surface. The low-VOC TacTiles keep the carpet squares together and are fool-proof. The result is a vintage dining room set that will not scuff or mark the floors.

Interface carpet tiles come in a stunning array of colors and patterns and offer a bevy of design possibilities. All are made of varying percentages of recycled content--a testament to its late founder and CEO, Ray Anderson. Order online--or you may be lucky to find some on eBay.

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.