Since I'm still sold on the idea of Flor, I'm giving it another go with "Suit Yourself." It has a sisal-like texture and I really like how it looks in this blogger's house. So I ordered some samples and we'll see if the texture of this one gives it a higher quality look.
The Hubs told me he isn't yet "committed" to getting a new rug. So the tape stays. And maybe this round of samples will change his mind :)