There are many reasons to choose either carpet tile or carpet broadloom over each other. In particular, most commercial places use a long wearing carpet, polypropylene or carpet tiles, in areas of high traffic or moisture. Carpet tiles are common in commercial properties and moisture rich environments.
So what are the advantages of carpet tiles?
Only have to replace what tiles are damaged.
Carpet tiles can be mixed to generate multiple carpet patterns and designs.
As technology increases, new outdated tiles are easily replaced.
Carpet tiles are cheaper than broad carpet loom, as the backing is already on the carpet tile.
Carpet tiles can be cleaned just like carpet.
Stained or damaged tiles are replaceable.
Disadvantages of carpet tiles?
Some tiles can wear quicker than others, particularly in high traffic areas, and need prompt replacement.
Tiles seams are only every 12, 18 or 24 inches.
The look of the tiles is not for residential, primarily commercial properties.
Set limits to the patterns and designs of carpet tiles.
As can be seen, there are numerous advantages to carpet tiles but at a disadvantage of look. There is no shortcoming in combinations or design. With recent advances in carpet manufacturing, synthetic yarns and carpet dying techniques carpet is now high-style and also high-tech. As carpet tiles can be focal points of your rooms, carpet can be as well. But we need to look more closely at the features of carpet and why it is considered better for residential areas.
Advantages of Carpet?
Carpet has a residential full broad look.
There is a large range of types, colors and carpet choices.
Seams can be chemically bonded and have no restrictions.
Various backing and underlay choices for carpet.
Disadvantages of using carpet?
Carpet repair can be expensive.
Replacement of carpet requires furniture removal.
More expensive than carpet tiles.
History of Carpet Tiles
Carpet tiles came about from high rises that could not fit the long carpet rolls into the elevators. Consequently, there was a need for a smaller carpet and tiles and the idea was developed to cut the carpet into twelve-inch tiles.
Carpet tiles work well in commercial areas, especially when worn, the dirty stained or worn tiles could easily be replaced.
The cost and time savings are clearly evident.
Today there are many companies and stores which supply patterned carpet tiles, and the range and choices are increasing.
At the end of the day what fits in with the environment and the room design, together with practicality and cost will be the determining the factor for the choice of carpet.