With this sale going on, I'm so, so tempted to make our first rug purchase for the new house. I think it would be the perfect choice for the family room that's right off the kitchen (working on floor plans right now to share!). If the last two homes we've lived in have been any indication of our future, the rug nearest the kitchen sees the most spills. :) It would be a dream to be able to totally replace the tiles in the areas of greatest offense.
That was my favorite part of Abbey's entry project using FLOR tiles. Depending on the pattern you want, they can be a bit of an investment, but they hold up SO well. And I know Abbey's been able to reuse her carpet tiles in her newest apartment, so they must travel well too.