Thank You, FLOR!

When Being Underfoot is a Big, Cushy Compliment…

GSC would like to give a shout-out of gratitude to FLOR’s Pearl District, Portland, store for donating additional carpet tiles to dress up our nearby non-profit headquarters. We learned of their program for donating tiles at and, happily, qualified for their generosity.As you’ll see in the photos below, we’ve gone from drab to fab just by adding in a few more squares in complimentary colors — and it has truly made a big difference in how our office feels and presents!

PicMonkey Collage

The Story: Connecting Minds, Organizations…and Carpet

Years ago, Ray Anderson of Interface, Inc. — which FLOR is a part of — and the late David Brower, founder of Earth Island Institute — of which GSC is a project — discovered a mutual interest in recycling and environmental stewardship.Earth Island received a donation of FLOR tiles and shared some of them with us in the early 2000s at our former location in San Francisco, California. As a testament to their durability and utility, these same tiles moved with us when we relocated to Portland, Oregon, in 2012; we simply needed a few more to tastefully accommodate our larger office space. As before, FLOR came through with exactly what we needed.

Modular Makes Sense

Less waste. Selective replacement. No need for additional padding. Creative design potential. Modular just makes sense — for people and for the environment. If you’re interested in learning more about modular floorcovering, aka “carpet squares”, GSC encourages you to visit FLOR at


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