Carpet tiles have been around for over 50 years and were originally developed for homes as a hardwearing alternative to traditional broadloom carpet. Carpet tiles offer many advantages over traditional broadloom and make designing your own floor scheme easy. Recently there have been some great new designs introduced specifically for the home market in line with the most up to date trends in home interiors. Interior designers, makeover programs and interior magazines are increasingly presenting carpet tiles as a new design trend.
Easy to install.
Easy to transport – boxes to fit in the back of your car.
Easy to lay on top of laminate/vinyl/concrete with no need for underlay.
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.
Easy to lift and take with you if you move home, particularly if you are renting.
Installations can be done in small areas or temporarily - 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 adhesives and produce less waste than other flooring types, particularly in awkward shaped rooms. This saves time and money and because carpet tiles are fairly easy to install, you can lay them yourself and save the cost of professional fitting. Any damage or spills can be resolved by replacing one tile rather than the entire floor, which is reassuring and overall means carpet tiles are definitely a cost effective flooring option.
Designing your own floor - with a vast range of colors textures and patterns, you can create a unique floor design combining your favorites or create zones using different ranges.
Kids’ bedrooms – it is easy to create colorful patterns on the floor to design a stimulating environment for children. Also spills and stains are much less of a problem with the ease of cleaning and replacing tiles.
Quick replacement – if you need to replace a floor in a hurry it is easy to buy some carpet tiles, take them away in boxes and lay them yourself.
Areas of hard wear & tear – look out for those suitable for castor chairs if you have a home office or study.