Carpet tiles, also known as carpet squares, are a type of flooring which can be used as an alternative to the more common rolled carpet.
They are formed from an upper layer of pile attached to a backing and are produced in a variety of sizes, materials, fibers, patterns and colors. Carpet tiles are often used in commercial and public buildings such as airports, offices, schools, libraries, and so on.
Carpet tiles are manufactured in both non-adhesive and adhesive styles. They can be easier to install than rolled carpet.
Carpets can be made in any colour by using differently dyed fibers. Carpets can have many different types of patterns and motifs used to decorate the surface
They can be installed over many floor types, including timber and concrete.Individual tiles can be removed and replaced for cleaning or if they get damaged.
Creative patterned designs can be achieved.Many tiles are manufactured with good stain resistant properties.The seams of the tiles are more visible than rolled carpet and so require careful installation to avoid an uneven appearance.
They can be more difficult to remove than rolled carpet, which can be easily lifted.They can make access to under-floor services more difficult.
They are generally not suitable for areas where they may be exposed to moisture.They can be more expensive than rolled carpet.
Carpets are used for a variety of purposes, including insulating a person's feet from a cold tile or concrete floor, making a room more comfortable as a place to sit on the floor , reducing sound from walking and adding decoration or color to a room.