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What Are Carpet Tiles and Are They Right for My Home or Office?

Carpet tiles are revolutionizing the approach to carpet installation and versatility, whether it’s in the home or a commercial space. Find out what flooring experts have to say about carpet tiles to see if they could be the right fit for your home or office.

What to Know About Carpet Tiles

What Are Carpet Tiles Anyway?

Carpet tiles are more or less what you would expect them to be – they’re square cuts of wall to wall carpet that are then fitted together to form the carpet of your choosing. These cuts aren’t always limited to square-shaped designs, even though those are the most traditional. A more modern take on the style could mean hexagon-shaped tiles. Carpet tiles offer you the joy of variety: you could use them for wall to wall carpeting or simply to create a fun, geometric area rug. The possibilities are endless!

Carpet tiles are growing in popularity as a strong contender for commercial carpet. Its adaptability and easy installation makes it a competitive option for office carpet in businesses, medical facilities, etc. Carpet tiles fit the needs of any room, especially since some can have unusual angles from the wall and floorboard. Instead of cutting away mass amounts of wall to wall flooring, which leads to excessive waste, experts only have to manage a single tile or two. One tile might not sound impressive, but over the course of an office building, extra industrial carpet adds up exponentially.

The Best Fit

It’s no secret that carpet tile flooring has a lot going for it––easy installation, longevity, versatility. Depending on how you want to use the space in your home or office, you might find yourself growing or decreasing in favor of carpet tiles. It must be noted that carpet tiles save time and money. There is less labor required, and less square feet of carpet wasted over the course of the installation process. Carpet tiles are also much easier to remove and replace if damaged, as you can imagine. You’re not having to remove an entire floor of carpet, merely a square or two depending on the severity of the damage. This is an attractive feature that is hard to beat, no matter how much you love your traditional, wall to wall carpet.

Design and dye technology have rapidly elevated the standard of carpet tile flooring. You may be thinking of the boring, stiff carpeting at your doctor’s office. While those types of carpet tiles do exist, there are others that have depth and movement in the designs, which allows the floor to truly pop. This gives the illusion that the carpet is not entirely flat, even though it is. Plus, if you’re worried about the seams showing, you don’t have to – they get covered and lost in the elegance of the design. What you may lack in immediate comfort, since plush fibers are hard to come by in carpet tiles, you make up for in “wow” factor.

Sometimes carpet tiles experience and show wear more easily than traditional carpet. The edges of the individual tiles become worn or frayed, and they need to be replaced. You don’t have to worry as much with your typical cushion flooring. Does this mean you’d have problems with every tile? No, for the most part, but the chances are certainly higher than with wall to wall carpet.

There is much to consider when you’re thinking about incorporating carpet tiles into your home or office. Luckily, you don’t have to go through this process alone. The experts at Ozburn-Hessey Company are here to serve you with decades of experience in the industry. Reach out to our professionals today to see if carpet tiles could be the right fit for you!

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