Modular carpet tiles are one of the most popular flooring options in commercial environments. While some projects will specifically require hard flooring, this isn't the case for the majority of organizations. Modular carpet tiles are one of the best floor covering options, offering easy installation and maintenance, longevity, and creating a healthy, comfortable indoor environment.
Thanks to their smaller size, carpet tiles are easier to lift, move and install compared to broadloom carpet. Their modularity also typically produces less waste during installation, as you are able to select tiles in various sizes to better fit specific spaces.
These two factors combined can offer noticeable cost savings, as well as help the project run smoothly.
Broadloom and modular carpet have similar cleaning requirements: regular vacuuming with the occasional deep clean. But once you move past everyday maintenance, the differences between these two flooring types becomes apparent. It is easier to spot-replace carpet tiles rather than sections of broadloom, both practically, and in terms of ensuring design continuity. Damaged tiles can be removed and then replaced with new tiles from your attic stock, whereas damaged sections of broadloom need to be cut out, removed and then replaced with a new broadloom, which will look markedly different to the existing carpet, creating a 'patchwork' effect that is often more noticeable than the initial damage.
Carpet tiles offer greater design flexibility than broadloom carpet and even many types of hard flooring. Different carpet dye technologies make it possible to create a wide range of colors, patterns and designs on modular carpet that you can't recreate in broadloom. When installing modular carpet, you have even greater design freedom: you can install them in different configurations to create subtle patterning; add accent tiles for a splash of colour or create patterns with complementary tiles.
Modular carpet offers significant ambient improvements - especially compared with hard surface flooring. The layered structure of modular carpet means it absorbs more structure-borne sound than hard flooring -and even broadloom - which can amount to a noticeable improvement in noise levels, particularly in large, open-plan commercial spaces. Carpet tiles with cushion backing also offer health and wellness benefits: it can reduce muscle fatigue when standing by 24%, improving underfoot comfort. It also helps reduce the frequency and severity of slips and falls compared with hard flooring.
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