Carpet tiles, also called modular carpets or square carpets, are squares cut from wall to wall rolls, which can be fitted together to make up a carpet. Carpet tiles are generally available in the following sizes: 48×48, 50×50, 60×60, and 96×96 cm.
Some carpet tile providers also offer other shapes and sizes like hexagons and triangles with which the installation, however, does increase in complexity and cost. Carpet tiles are justly famous as a flooring option for commercial environments, such as bars and restaurants, and other relatively uncomplicated projects.
Carpet tiles also generally cause less waste when they are installed as very less cutting is required, specifically in spaces with a lot of odd angles and nooks.
Carpet tiles give considerable cost and time savings over the wall to wall carpet – making carpet tiles an ideal choice for projects on a tight budget or tight timeline. Carpet tiles are not only easy to set up but also easy to remove. Should wear and damage occur, the carpet tiles can be replaced one by one rather than replacing a whole flooring area.
Wall to wall carpets can also be spot-repaired. Still, the process is often significantly more complicated than it’s the case with carpet tiles, both in terms of ordering a matching segment of carpet and in terms of fitting expertise required.
Another maintenance advantage of carpet tiles is that the squares can be easily lifted if access is needed to the substrate floor beneath. This means technicians can gain access to underfloor cables when needed, a considerable advantage in spaces that are always subject to change, such as conference halls and agile workplaces.
Carpet tiles these days offer all the warmth, comfort, acoustic qualities, and health and safety benefits of a wall to wall carpets with the extra advantage of their structure that is layered imbibes eventually more structure-borne sound than wall to wall, providing a noticeable improvement in sound levels even in large open plan office environments, crowded bars or busy restaurants.
Carpet tiles do, however, lack the option of extra plush backing, which may not impact acoustics, but will affect the tactile underfoot sensation that might be desired in specific high-end goals.
All things considered, carpet tiles can be used successfully to striking effect in almost all commercial and institutional environments. Moreover, wall to wall carpet remains the superior choice for large-scale patterning and to create a luxurious ambiance, carpet tiles are a cost-effective choice in almost all other cases and develop a freedom of design potential far above any other non-carpet flooring options.