Considerations for and against choosing carpet tiles
Because of their ease of upkeep, longevity and flexibility, carpet tiles are ideal for commercial premises. All the advantages of installing carpet tiles on your premises are addressed. When it comes to considering alternatives, we still think some of the pros and cons.
Finding the right flooring options for high-traffic areas is always a challenge. Carpet tiles are often referenced as the ‘natural commercial flooring choice’ for demanding applications.
The key reasons being:
One of the biggest advantages of carpet tiles is their versatility. You can find carpet tiles in every colour, and in a wide variety of sizes and textures. Carpet tiles are also great for odd-shaped spaces and spots that are hard to get to. That makes these tiles perfect for many office and industrial applications, where spaces are often tight.
Their versatility is one of the most significant benefits of carpet tiles. In every hue and an extensive range of sizes and textures, you can find carpet tiles. Carpet tiles are also perfect for spaces and spots that are strange-shaped and difficult to get to. For many office and industrial applications, where spaces are always small, this makes these tiles ideal.
3. Easy maintenance and easy access
Also, carpet tiles are easy to maintain. Vacuuming is the answer. Regular maintenance is essential, but these criteria for treatment are fundamental. Plus, it is a real cost advantage to instigate them. Another maintenance benefit is that the tiles can be easily lifted if access is needed to the floor below.
4. Cost and time
The other benefits are related to cost savings. This is focused on how simple it is to suit and the fact that there is less waste than widespread waste. It is also worth thinking about the other quality and types of tiles (pile weight, structure, type of yarn). There are quite a wide variety of options. Additionally, cost savings also include energy costs when you consider the insulation properties of the carpet.
5. Design Flexibility
Carpet tiles are not about ‘boxy’ designs anymore. There are numerous shapes, more outstanding colour transfer from tile to tile, and an innovative ability to lay patterns and zoning every time to create a unique space.
6. Wellbeing Advantages
Here, many advantages contribute to well-being, including warmth and acoustic benefits. Their layered construction can potentially absorb much more sound from the structure than wall to wall carpeting. They also offer a stronger footing than smooth floor materials, and being secure underfoot is helpful to workers—those who have to stand as part of the long periods as part of their job.
How do they compare to other flooring?
Another flooring (especially vinyl) has advantages, but there is generally more versatility in design than hardwood and vinyl options with carpet tiles. Wall to wall carpet could be a better option for large scale patterning and custom designs. Still, carpet tiles are the more critical choice from an expense, maintenance and easy installation perspective.
We mentioned durability, and if correctly specified, they can last for well over 20 years (meeting most requirements). However, vinyl and hardwood are likely to be more durable.
A primary benefit of vinyl flooring is its moisture resistance. Having said that compared to broadloom carpets, carpet tiles have advantages there as well.
There is a debate around hygiene versus alternatives, but they improve the indoor climate by trapping particles and allergens. We certainly recommend a good maintenance regime for any flooring. We also found this report very interesting when it comes to dispelling myths around carpet tiles and comparing them with vinyl alternatives.