Carpet tile has been used in commercial settings for decades. The majority of carpet tile styles have a commercial look that is a shorter loop in a solid color or pattern that repeats with each tile. Businesses often pick carpet tile because they beleive it is more cost effective than broadloom over the long term. In recent years broadloom prices have consistantly outpaced the price of carpet tile. This has dramatically increased the popularity of carpet tile in a commercial setting.
Above - Carpet Tile in an office.
The days of fearing spills are over. Carpet is back and those of us who love its thick fuzziness beneath our feet love it! Forget that cold ceramic tile and hardwood. There's a better solution: carpet tiles.
The odds are that you have seen them at your local home improvement store, but never really understood what they were, so you failed to give them a second glance. If that's the case, then you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity to add spice to your flooring in an easy and inexpensive way.
About the size of a traditional 18 inch square, carpet tiles take the fear out of owning carpet. Since one tile can easily be replaced if damaged, they are an especially good option for children's playrooms, family areas and other high-traffic living areas that are prone to spills and other accidents.
Above - Example colors - Interface's "cubic".
Truly inspirational, carpet tiles allow homeowners the ability to create a one-of-a-kind design in virtually every room of their home. With today's variety of carpet tile, designs are not limited to a checker board pattern.
Carpet tile can also be used as a custom shaped runner or rug. Unlike regular broadloom, carpet tile does not have to be bound on the edges and any average joe can cut carpet tile and the edge will not fray.
Whether you are looking for flexibility; ease of replacement; durability or the ability to shake things up a bit and create your very own flooring style, carpet tiles are the answer.