Did you know that the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime that’s equivalent to one -third of your life! Therefore, your time at work can have a massive impact on your overall life. Which makes it important to create a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere for your customers and employees. No matter where you work or what industry, your commercial space is a direct reflection of the company, making it vital to make a good impression. Carpet tiles are a fantastic way to add colour and style to any commercial space.
Carpet tiles are just like the name suggests, a pre-cut piece of carpet. Traditionally carpet tiles were made form wool however, with the introduction of synthetic materials, the vast majority are now made from polypropylene, nylon and polyester. Carpet tiles are also often referred to as modular carpet. There are two main styles, the traditional square and a modern style plank as shown below.
√ Quick and easy to install. With inbuilt underlay as well as already being cut to size, carpet tiles are a much faster alternative to install than wall to wall carpet and therefore are a more cost-effective option.
√ Extensive range of colours and patterns with the ability to customise your design. Carpet tiles allow you to create flexible configurations, you can lay the tiles in the standard way or try a checkered pattern. You can even experiment with alternating different colours to create a truly unique floor.
√ Low maintenance as any direct tiles can be quickly and easily cleaned. Stained and damaged pieces can also be easily replaced without affecting the rest of the flooring, making it the perfect floor for offices. Replacement tiles can be stored efficiently, requiring only minimal space.
X With inbuilt underlay, carpet tiles do not provide as much cushioning when compared to broadloom carpet and thereby not as soft underfoot.
X As the tiles are simply placed alongside one another the seams remain visible once installed. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing if a checkered pattern is a look you want.
With the ability to life and replace individual tiles, this makes carpet tiles the ideal flooring for:
- Businesses and corporate offices
- Universities, schools and childcare centres
- Health care
- Aged care
- Leisure and hospitality
- Body corporate
Carpet tiles are flexible in their design
No, unfortunately just like carpet, carpet tiles are not waterproof. However, if your room were to flood you may be able to pull up the tile, let them dry and stick them down again with new glue.
Yes, you can use carpet tiles in your home however they are better suited to commercial spaces. One of the most popular areas in the home to have carpet tiles is in the garage. If you are wanting to drive your car on them, we recommend using a dark colour.
Using a wet cloth and a suitable carpet cleaner, rub the surface of the stain rotating the cloth in a circular motion Don’t forget to rinse out the cloth and rinse the carpet tiles before letting them dry. Remember to lay the carpet tile flat.
P.s Do not use any bleach products as this will remove any colour in the yarn and possibly soak through to the backing and melt it.
It is always recommended to glue your carpet tiles down, this is for several reasons such as:
- In tropical climates, carpet tiles can expand and compress with humidity
- Can be a trip hazard if a tile was to come loose
- Carpet titles can move around if not glued down