Carpet tiles are trending and it is not hard to see why. They are easy to install, simple to clean and can be replaced individually should the need arise. Following is an overview from the experts at Floor Coverings International Treasure Valley of trending styles, material options, installation tips and cleaning tips for Boise residents who are interested in this type of flooring.
Many home and business owners use a combination of three to five carpet tile colors to brighten up a room. Both square and plank tiles can be laid out in a variety of arrangements to create a unique style that can act as the centerpiece for a room or office. Another trending style is to purchase a single type of patterned carpet tile but mix and match the direction in which they are laid out.
Carpet tiles are commonly made from synthetic fibers. Options include nylon, polypropylene, acrylic or polyester. Natural fibers, such as cotton, are available as well. The backing material might be made from recycled vinyl, woven polypropylene, fiberglass, vinyl or a combination of vinyl and fiberglass.
No one color or type of backing is necessarily better than another; however, certain types of materials may be unsuitable for your needs. It’s important to work with a professional like Floor Coverings International when selecting new carpet tiles to ensure the fiber and backing are right for your space.
It is best to have a professional install carpet tile flooring, especially if you want to create a seamless patterned floor. Carpet tiles must be spaced exactly right, and leaving too much space between tiles can cause damage to the sub-floor. Once in place, it’s handy to have extra tiles on hand if you ever need to replace a damaged square.
While it is possible to simply pull up a carpet tile or two should a mishap occur, you can avoid this hassle by properly maintaining and cleaning your carpet tile flooring. Carpet tiles are often installed in areas that get a lot of wear and tear, such as a busy commercial space or a child’s bedroom. Keep this in mind when installing the tiles and use a throw rug or area rug to protect your flooring in particularly vulnerable areas.
Vacuum the carpet periodically to prevent allergies and dust accumulation. Having your carpet cleaned once or twice a year is also a good idea. Be sure to tell the cleaner what type of material the carpet is made from so that the company will know what cleaning method is most appropriate.
Carpeting can help to insulate a room, protect people and pets from slips and falls, and give a room a warm, inviting feel. Carpet tiles are a particularly ideal type of carpeting as they are both practical and creative. If you feel this type of flooring is right for you, consider the many color, pattern, style, and fiber options available. Our team at Floor Coverings International Treasure Valley will come to you for a free in-home or office design consultation to help you find the perfect look for your space.
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