April 26, 2019


What are Carpet Tiles and When Should You use Them?

Why use carpet tiles for your space – they are a popular flooring option for various environments.


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Here are four important factors to keep in mind when considering carpet tiles for your next project:

While wall to wall carpet remains the superior choice for large-scale patterning and to create a luxurious ambience, carpet tiles are a cost-effective choice in almost all other cases.

1: Cost and time savings

With their small size, carpet tiles are considerably easier to lift, move and install when compared to wall to wall carpet.

They also typically result in considerably less waste during installation as much less cutting is needed, particularly in rooms with many nooks and odd angles.

Some manufacturers also offer very lightweight tiles that make life even easier for carpet installers.

It’s for these reasons that carpet tiles offer considerable cost and time savings over wall to wall carpet – making them an ideal choice for projects on a tight budget or tight timeline.

2: Ease of removal

Although not necessarily easy to install, they are easy to remove.

Should wear and damage occur, they can readily be replaced individually rather than replacing an entire floor.

Wall to wall carpets can be spot-repaired as well, but the process is often significantly more complicated. In terms of ordering a matching segment of carpet and in terms of fitting expertise required.

Another maintenance advantage is that the tiles can be easily lifted if access is needed to the substrate floor beneath.

This means technicians are able to gain access to underfloor cables when needed.

This a considerable advantage in spaces that are constantly subject to change, such as conference halls and agile workplaces.

3: Design flexibility

In some ways, carpet tiles offer greater design flexibility than wall to wall carpets.

With new dye technologies it’s possible to create a wide range of colours and patterns on carpet tiles that are not possible on wall to wall.

By applying dye after the carpet is cut into tiles, it’s possible to achieve perfect design registration across all edges of each tile. Therefore a design flows almost seamlessly from tile to tile.

Like wall to wall, carpet tiles can be custom coloured or applied with a custom design to create unique environments only limited by the designer’s imagination.

4: Ambient advantages

Carpet tiles today offer all the warmth, comfort, acoustic qualities and health and safety benefits of wall to wall carpet.

With the added advantage that their layered structure absorbs even more structure-borne sound than wall to wall .

Thus providing a noticeable improvement in sound levels even in large open plan office environments, call centres, crowded bars or busy restaurants.

Tiles do, however, lack the option of extra plush backing, which may not impact acoustics, but will impact the tactile underfoot sensation that might be desired in certain high end projects.

All in all, tiles can be used successfully to striking effect in almost all commercial and institutional environments.



Whatever your carpet and flooring needs we are here to help.

Why not pop in to one our Carpet and Flooring Showrooms.

To view our extensive range of floorings.

Karndean, Amtico, laminates, LVT, vinyl, coir matting, artificial grass, safety flooring, carpet and flooring.

We provide a FREE, NO OBLIGATION QUOTE on all jobs.  No matter how big or small, residential or commercial.

In addition, one of our team will happily visit your home or premises and bring samples with them.

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