The Versatility of Carpet Tile
When you think of a carpet roll vs. carpet tile, you're probably picturing a lush residential carpet next to a thin, worn piece of carpet tile in an industrial setting. If that's what you think of when you imagine carpet tile, you've got some catching up to do. Carpet tiles have come a long way in recent years and are now more versatile, more affordable and more beautiful than ever. While many prefer the simplicity and cohesive nature of a traditional carpet roll, carpet tiles are actually much more versatile when it comes to flooring and if installed properly, they will look like a single piece of carpet. Carpet rolls have the advantage of a seamless, flowing look, but lack other aspects that make tiles superior. Most importantly, carpet tiles are generally a more durable flooring option. Carpet tiles are usually made for commercial flooring, which gives them a certain functionality that can be used in any area, from reception spaces to the work floor. The backing used on carpet tiles is similar to the backing used on broadloom carpet, but it is much easier to find styles that have cushion backing or an added durability aspect. Tiles are built for heavier foot traffic, so they can withstand a variety of areas and situations. Oftentimes, tiles are sold with a high traffic warranty to ensure extra coverage.
"carpet tiles are a more durable option"
Versatile and Affordable
From home to the office and everything in between, carpet tiles are a great choice. New styles and technologies have taken this commercial flooring option and have brought it into the home. In terms of carpet tile vs. broadloom cost, carpet tiles are usually less expensive than broadloom rolls to purchase and to maintain, plus they have several other long-term benefits. With tiles, stains that can't be removed, burns, excessive wear and scratches to the fibers can easily be removed by simply replacing the damaged tile or tiles. The cost of replacing a tile is much less than repairing or replacing a broadloom carpet because you can simply take out the tile that has the imperfection instead of removing the whole carpet. In the same way, you can remove and give a single tile a thorough cleaning instead of trying to spot clean a wall-to-wall carpet. Maintenance and replacement is much simpler and cheaper with carpet tiles, saving money in the long run. Another thing to consider when comparing carpet tile vs. broadloom is that carpet tiles are easier to use for DIY installations. You are able to save money on hiring installers since tiles are so easy to place. Carpet tiles are usually sold by the case, so transportation is not as much of a hassle. Rolls required more heavy-lifting and assistance while tiles are lightweight. Along with the easy installation, tiles produce less waste. Plush carpet tiles even fit into tight corners and odd spaces easily which eliminates the cut-off scraps a broadloom would have.
Tons of Colors and Styles to Choose From
As carpet tiles increase in popularity, the number of available colors and styles to choose from also increases. While carpet tiles were once restricted to commercial applications, they're now available in styles and colors that are geared toward homeowners as well. One of the top reasons carpet tiles are considered so versatile is the extensive selection of colors and designs to choose from. Tiles have the unique benefit of distinct patterns and shades due to their smaller dimensions and by using multiple colors or simply arranging your carpet tiles before securing them, you can create unique patterns and designs in your space. When creating a large roll of carpet, the detail that goes into dying and patterns is limited because of the bigger surface area. Not only do tiles have the advantage of unique colors and patterns, but they also give you creative freedom. Choose a monochromatic look, or add a splash of color to your flooring by adding accent tiles throughout your layout as well. Overall, carpet tiles are extremely versatile. From design to installation, and durability, tiles give you many options. When working in a residential space, we recommend using carpet tiles with built-in padding.
Here at Georgia Carpet Industries we have an extensive selection of carpet for every need and every taste, including carpet tiles. Make sure to check out our carpet tile options either in-store or online at georgiacarpet.com!