Why Carpet Tiles?
Carpet tiles have been around for over 50 years and were originally developed as a hardwearing alternative to broadloom carpet. Carpet tiles offer many advantages over traditional broadloom and make designing your own bespoke floor scheme relatively easy. Recently there have been some innovative designs introduced, including plank format carpet tiles and all sorts of terxturising to imitate natural environments. Architects and Interior designers and interior magazines are increasingly presenting carpet tiles as a new design trend.
Advantages of Carpet Tiles:
- Easy to install.
- Easy to transport – boxes to fit in the back of your car.
- Easy to fit in awkward shaped rooms.
- Easy to clean and if a tile is damaged, you can simply replace the tile rather than the whole floor.
- Installations can be done in small areas – you can even work around the furniture rather than empty the whole room.
Carpet tiles include a strong backing so they require no underlay or strong adhesives and are installed using a light tackifier adhesive. Carpet Tiles also produce less waste than other flooring types so can work out more cost effective, particularly in awkward shaped rooms. Any damage or spills can be resolved by replacing one carpet tile, (one of the true advantages to modular flooring) rather than the entire floor, which is reassuring and overall means carpet tiles are definitely a cost effective flooring option.
Cleaning and Maintenance of Carpet Tiles:
Whilst cleaning routines vary slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer. Regular vacuuming is the best way to deal with everyday dust and dirt. For inevitable spills it’s best to treat the area as promptly as possible. Durham Flooring will provide you with full recommended cleaning instructions from the relevant manufacturer once that carpet tiles have been installed.
Some of the manufacturers of carpet tiles we regularly supply and install are;
- JHS (Joseph Hamilton Seaton)
For any more information or a quotation, please contact us.