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Have You Heard of Carpet Tiles?


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The two most popular choices for flooring in a home in 2017 are hardwood and wall-to-wall carpet. Laminate flooring has risen in popularity in recent years, however, the previous two types of flooring still remain the most common in homes.

In terms of installation, in the past, you could either install hardwood floor, refinish hardwood floor or install wall-to-wall carpet. However, in 2017, there is a new choice. Instead of wall-to-wall carpet, you can choose carpet tiles.

Have you heard of carpet tiles? They’re an amazing new choice of flooring for modern homes and we highly recommend them.

Here is why carpet tiles are a great choice for your floor. First, anyone can install them on their own. We never recommend DIY installation of wall-to-wall carpet as it is crucial that it be done correct in order to ensure the carpet performs up to expectations over the course of its lifetime. Errors in installing wall-to-wall carpet can lead to several significant aesthetic and performance problems.

But carpet tiles? That’s totally different. Each tile comes in its own square size and features interlocking fasteners along the edges of the tile. Then each tile fits into place with another across the square footage of a room in your home. For all intents and purposes, a carpet tile is similar to a LEGO block for children.

You will save a lot of money if you don’t have to pay a carpet installer. You will also save money if any type of damage occurs to a single carpet tile. In the event a major stain or soiling occurs on wall-to-wall carpet, you need to replace the entire carpet in order to rid your home of the problem area, but for carpet tiles, you just need to replace the single tile.

We find this feature to be the single best benefit of carpet tiles and an excellent choice for homes with pets or children where stains might be more common.

You will also find that carpet tiles are very easy to maintain too. For the most part, the tiles are made of durable synthetic carpet fibers able to withstand wear and tear. To care for them, you simply need to vacuum on a regular basis and be sure to schedule professional carpet cleaning from a local service every 6-12 months. This is still an important step even for carpet tiles. You can learn more from on why it is so important to deep clean carpet and carpet tiles.

The last benefit is the cost of carpet tiles. We already mentioned the money you can save on installation and the potential to replace a single tile instead of an entire room of carpet but the other cost benefit is that each individual tile is very cheap and much cheaper than hardwood floor.

We hope this post introduced you to a new choice for home flooring in carpet tiles and truly feel this new type of flooring can be useful and beneficial in most homes or businesses, either in traffic areas or somewhere like a basement.