Carpet tiles have been used for years in commercial buildings. They are now gaining popularity as a floor covering choice for residential facilities. Opting to use tiles of carpet in your home provides you with many choices. They come in a variety of colors and designs and can even be used to create your own floor covering designs or borders. Tiles have many advantages over traditional rolled or broadloom carpeting.
One of the primary advantages of tiles is handling them. A roll of traditional carpet can weigh 1/2 pound per square foot and be as long as 150 feet and up to 12 feet wide. This can be very cumbersome to handle and even more so to install. When you are trying to manhandle a roll of carpet weighing 600 pounds, it can be a challenge. The typical tile made of carpet is anywhere from 12 inches to 18 inches square. They usually come in bundles of six to 12 pieces and are very light. This means one person can transport several bundles without a problem.
Another advantage is storing the carpeting until it can be installed. Finding a place to store a roll of carpet can be a challenge, especially if it is remnants. Storing tiles is much easier and they can even be stacked on top of one another.
If you are trying to carpet a small space or one that is a unique shape, it can be difficult to do so with rolled carpeting. While it is great for a wide open space, rolled carpet can be hard to cut to fit when space is narrow or small. Squares are a much better option for a narrow or small space. They can be easily trimmed with a carpet knife to fit snugly into corners or along crooked baseboards.
Using squares also helps minimize wasted materials. There usually isn’t much flexibility when purchasing a roll of carpet, but with squares, you can purchase exactly what you need and little more. There should be little carpet left over when you use squares instead of a roll of broadloom carpet.
When using traditional carpeting, there is very little choice in design. With squares, you can mix and match colors and styles to create the design you want. These squares lend themselves perfectly to creative designs and borders.
Carpet tiles are perfect for carpeting a narrow or small space. They are also easy to install and you can create a customized design with no trouble.