Carpet Tiles Benefits Vs. Carpet Rolls

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by Smithsonian Institution

Every residential home has different types of flooring and the available alternatives can be reduced into hard types of flooring solutions (marble, laminate, ceramic tiles, wood) and carpeting.

Whatever the choice it should be based on the type of use that room or area will be receiving – and in this respect carpeting, whether carpet tiles or carpet roll, should follow the same considerations.

Carpet, being in essence a soft floor, has certain characteristics:

1. The softness of carpet, bet it carpet tiles or carpet roll, is an inherent characteristic of the carpet. In hard floors the opposite is true. This does not mean one is better than the other, but it does define the areas where it is advisable to use one or the other.

2. Although now days all types of flooring have a good selection of colors and styles, carpet that is made from yarn, has a much wider variety of colors, designs and textures that make it very flexible from an interior decorating point of view.

3. Another set of benefits of carpet is that the room temperature is more easily maintained providing not only greater comfort but also reducing heating expenses. Additionally one of its characteristics is that carpet acts as a noise absorber.

Regarding carpet tiles and carpet rolls there are a series of differences that are mostly in favor of the tiles. The first one relates to the amount of carpet you need. Carpet rolls come at a width of 12 feet (depending on the machine it is made, this can vary) while carpet tiles are made in squares of 18 inches, 24 inches or 36 inches. One of the results of these is that you need less excess carpet tiles than carpet rolls. A rule of thumb is that the area you will be carpeting needs around 2% extra carpet tiles and something between 8% and 12% carpet roll and this translates into how the amount to be invested.

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Capet tile installation is much easier and this makes it perfect for a DIY job. The squares are placed side by side and in most residential carpet tiles they have self adhesive as part of the tile. This also means you can combine different tiles allowing you to design your own patterns.

Carpet tiles come in boxes that are easier to carry, much more practical to store and maneuver. Carpet rolls are quite the opposite.

carpet tiles a easy to install and this also means that if an area of your carpet is damaged you can easily replace the tiles with new ones – an important tip is to have a few spare tiles for potential replacements.

For residential usage carpet tiles are becoming increasingly popular as they have tremendous design possibilities, they are easy to move about and store and in case of repair the simple tile replacement benefits make for longer lasting enjoyment.

When you install a carpet there are a series of characteristics that differ from hard floors:

1. Both carpet tiles or wall to wall carpet (that comes in rolls) are softer to the foot step. Hard flooring on the other hand is not. A simple description of the differences is when you look at an example. Just mark the difference between standing for hours on a concrete floor as compared to a soft carpet.

2. One of the benefits of carpet is that you can find an enormous variety of colors, textures and designs – much more so than with other types of floors.

3. They provide temperature and sound insulation, both of which are looked for at home or in the work place.

There is a large selection of types of carpet you can use in your home, but you also have carpet tiles and carpet rolls. One of the obvious differences between these two is that in tiles you will need less than for a traditional carpet. And the reason is that there is much less excess carpet needed to cover the area. In short, less waste.

Capet tile installation is much easier and this makes it perfect for a DIY job. The squares are placed side by side and in most residential carpet tiles they have self adhesive as part of the tile. This also means you can combine different tiles allowing you to design your own patterns.

These tiles have also another advantage and this is storage, transport and carrying. carpet rolls are heavy and cumbersome to move about. Carpet tiles come in boxes and this means storage ease as well as less freight costs and being able to move them from one place to another.

carpet tiles a easy to install and this also means that if an area of your carpet is damaged you can easily replace the tiles with new ones – an important tip is to have a few spare tiles for potential replacements.

For residential usage carpet tiles are becoming increasingly popular as they have tremendous design possibilities, they are easy to move about and store and in case of repair the simple tile replacement benefits make for longer lasting enjoyment.

P. Robin has been involved in the carpet industry for over twenty years and now focuses on Carpet Tiles that is located over at Carpet Tile Squares. Here you will find information, tips and sources for carpet tiles.


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