Latest from Our Carpet Tiles Blog
Posted by Stephen on Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 11:04 pm
For your best possible price on high quality carpet tile, lotsofcarpet.com has you covered. So lets get started on your next project.
First, take the measurements of your floor. For square feet measure the length and the width and multiply these together. For square yards just divide the square feet by 9.
Next, visit our website, at www.lotsofcarpet.com, to browse our inventory. Find colors you like and make sure they have enough square feet to complete your project.
Next, get a quote on the colors you like. There are multiple ways you can do this. submit a Request for quote at the bottom of the individual product page. Start a chat with one of our sales representatives. Or give us a call, toll free, at 1-877-475-2204. You can even visit our 60,000 square foot distribution center located at 983 Union Grove Road Adairsville, Georgia 30103.
Once you’ve been quoted and all your questions have been answered. You can order a sample pack for color verification. This is very important as all sales are final. Sample packs include 4 samples all of which will be placed on an immediate 48hr hold to ensure that you get the first buying option.
Upon receipt of your samples, please review as soon as possible and make your selection. Contact your sales representative immediately, even if its after hours, you can send an email or give us a call and leave a message so that we can start processing your order first thing upon opening the next day.
Most orders paid for by 12pm Eastern time ship the same day unless otherwise instructed.
We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, certified and personal checks, and wire transfers.
Enjoy your new carpet. We always love pictures of your projects so feel free to send them in or tag us on Facebook!
Thank you for shopping at LotsofCarpet.com!
Posted by Stephen on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 12:14 am
We've just finished the latest instructional carpet tile video. This video will be the first of a series of a few videos with the theme of answering some of the first questions many people have when visiting our website, lotsofcarpet.com. Check it out, and let us know what you think! The full transcript follows below the video.
One of the first questions you might have when visiting lotsofcarpet.com is "What are carpet tiles?" and "How do I install them?"
Carpet tiles, also known as carpet squares, come in many different colors and pattern designs. These can range from solid colors, all the way to the wild prints typical of a casino floor. These also come in many different sizes: 18 inches, 20 inches, 24 inches, 36 inches, and 40 inches.
One of the advantages of carpet tiles is that there's already a backing in place, and each fiber of the carpet tile is fusion bonded into the backing, and this prevents the fibers from unraveling. Unlike regular carpet that comes on rolls, there is no padding to lay down or install on your floor under the carpet. Everything is already done for you.
Now, there are different types of backing that a carpet tile can have. Most of our products have a cushion backing. This cushion backing also serves as the padding. Other carpet tiles in our inventory have a PVC backing, and lotsofcarpet.com is going green by offering carpet tiles with recycled backing.
Adhesive is not required to install your carpet tile, but is recommended for high-traffic areas such as business offices. This releasable adhesive still allows the carpet tile to be easily pulled up if a single tile needs to be replaced. This is also one of the many great features of carpet tiles, that if a high-traffic area becomes soiled, only one or two pieces need to be replaced, and the floor looks like new again.
Now, we'll show you how to install your new carpet tile floor.
There are a few different installation styles you could choose from. We’ll start with the basic monolithic installation, which is just a fancy word for having all of the carpet tiles face the same direction.
Now, how can you tell which direction a carpet tile faces? Well, every carpet tile has arrows on the back to show which direction it was manufactured in. For this type of installation, we'll simply make sure all of the arrows are pointing in the same direction.
First, start with your clean empty floor. Start in one corner, and lay tile to work your way over to the other side of the room. When you get to the end, you'll probably need to cut a partial tile to fill in the remainder.
Get a straight edge, a carpet knife, and something to mark with. Measure and mark where to cut by holding one side of the carpet against the wall upside down and marking where it touches the other carpet you’ve already laid. Mark the edges first and then line up your straight edge and mark a line down the entire tile.
Finally, cut the tile along this line with your knife. You’ll want to set the carpet tile your cutting on top of some scrap carpet to prevent the blade from cutting into your floor.
Fit the cut piece into the end to form a tight seal with the rest of the floor. In lower traffic areas this seal will be enough to hold the carpet tile in place without an adhesive.
Another installation method is called quarter turn. This is where we turn every other tile a quarter to the right or left. So, if we start with a tile with its arrows facing right, then the next tile would face up, then repeating right, and then up again to finish out the floor.
This gives the floor a nice pattern effect.
Finally, we could also install our floor with a checkerboard pattern, where we use two different colors of carpet, and alternate them like a checkerboard.
We hope this video gives you some insight into carpet tiles and how to install them yourself.
So enjoy your visit at lotsofcarpet.com, and we look forward to working with you.
Thanks, and have a great day!
Posted by Stephen on Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 10:15 pm
We've officially kicked off our new video series with a short "about us" video! Check it out toward the bottom of the About Us page!
We will have more videos coming soon about carpet tiles, how to install them, and how to go about ordering your new carpet tiles from lotsofcarpet.com.
Posted by Stephen on Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 4:07 pm
With the recent addition of our color search option, we have received several requests to allow combined searches. For example, customers might want to see carpet tiles that contain both black and blue, instead of just searching for black tiles or blue tiles.
Well, we have now enabled this feature! To perform a combined search, click on your the first category. When the results for that category load on the page, click the green plus button next to the category you want to add to your search. This will combine your first and second categories, and you can choose from the color categories and the quantity categories. Just press the red X's to remove a category from your filter.
This can also help save you money on our carpet tiles by choosing a yardage category that is closest to the amount of carpet you need. If you are able to buy an entire lot of carpet tile then you may receive discounted pricing on that item.
We hope you enjoy the new carpet tile filtering feature at lotsofcarpet.com!
Posted by Vada on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 at 9:43 am
Most residential spaces and even some small office spaces do not require any adhesive. For a lot of our products, as long as your room has 4 walls, is less than 450 square feet, and no heavy machinery running over it, adhesive is not required. The key is to provide that pressure from all four sides to keep them from shifting. Most of my residential clients have covered even 1,000 square feet in their basements, and simply used double sided carpet tape to secure them.
Does the backing determine if I need adhesive or not?
Yes, in some cases… Some manufacturers have backing systems that do require adhesive because of the recycled content they are made of like the Shaw Ecoworx line.
Are self stick tiles better than non self stick tiles?
Not necessarily. We do not carry “peel and stick “ tiles here at LotsofCarpet.com, but we do have a few tiles that have what is called “Traction Backing”, which is just the standard cushion backed materials that has a light layer of adhesive already applied. Most of you however, do not need this system.
Rest assured that if you request pricing on item that does require adhesive, we will include that in the quote we provide you. I can tell you from my own experience as a residential user of these products, I have installed carpet tiles in my entire house, and used no adhesive at all. Not only are they still in place after a full year of my four VERY active boys tramping on them, but they are also still gorgeous. =)
Posted by Vada on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 at 3:28 pm
Items in our Clearance Section are inspected materials with manufacturer blemishes found. These blemishes can range in severity from very minor to very obvious. All blemishes found will be listed in the description on the individual product page for that color.
Spots - ink spots found on color
Lines- ink lines found, can be partial or run the length of the tile
Bands- thicker lines, usually a shade lighter or a shade darker than the base of the tile
Shopping in Clearance can be an excellent way to save money, but make sure that you look at the pictures and read the descriptions so that you know exactly what it is that you are buying. As always, feel free to call in with any questions.
Posted by Vada on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at 10:37 am
So maybe you have been following us for a while on Facebook. You have heard others talk about those “carpet squares”, and probably even done a little research on your own.
Possibly you have even already been quoted by calling in or submitting a request for pricing on Lotsofcarpet.com. You have decided that you definitely want carpet, and the idea of carpet tile is intriguing, but you are just a little unsure of using commercial carpet in your home.
Well since you are already here on our website, take a look at our showcase. At least half of the pictures you see there are residential applications.
The ease of installation, no need for padding, the ability to personalize your space, and the durability of carpet tiles are just some of the reasons this product appeals highly to the residential market. Whether you are sending a young one off to college and want their dorm to feel more like home, or you’re converting that wasted space in the garage into an office or playroom, commercial carpet tiles are your answer.
Our name of lotsofcarpet is not just a coincidence; we really do have lots of carpet! With a 60,000 square foot building, packed from front to back with literally thousands of choices for you. Guess what? You are so invited to come up here and hand pick your selection! We have everything from hotel carpet over runs, to fun stuff for the kids, pretty stuff for mom, and things that would make any man cave proud. The best part… it does not have to break your budget to increase the value of your home. So come on up, let us show you how.
Posted by Vada on Thursday, June 9th, 2011 at 9:47 pm
Now this is a big complaint that I hear a lot. I would say 9 times out 10, once I explain, my clients are quite satisfied and appreciate it, but there are always a few people that refuse to even listen. So… Today I am going to address PRICING!
We do realize that every other carpet website lists pricing on their products. There are also the “FREE SHIPPING” claims, with the tiny fine print that all too often gets overlooked, and leaves the client feeling jaded and abused, so by the time they get to me, I often have to deal with the mistakes of other companies before I can even begin to assess the client’s needs.
Trends have changed tremendously over the last 4 years from mainly big truckload deals, to end users, such as home owners and small business owners that want to save money. In order for us to give you the best possible price, we need to gather as much information as possible. We have an excellent rating program designed in house, which addresses the unique needs of you individually. A 450 square foot project shipped to a California resident is going to be different than 450 square foot shipped to a Canadian business.
We could save ourselves a lot of time and do blanket pricing over regions, but fact of the matter is, that will only cost you more for the same product. If we can spend an extra ten minutes on the initial quoting of your project and save you a couple hundred dollars, then that is what we are going to do… You will be pleased with your experience, and you will tell your friends, and so on and so forth. We do not want you to go online, and place every aspect of your order with no contact with us. There are simply too many variables, and any of my clients will tell you, I am all about “over educating” you.
The sales team here is small but mighty. We are completely dedicated to helping you achieve your goals without breaking your budget. It may take us a little bit more time, but we have found in long run that it is greatly appreciated, and we LOVE Happy Clients! =)
Posted by Vada on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 at 1:06 pm
Carpet tiles are your carpet and your padding in one handy dandy little square. No more figuring on pattern match, or needing high tech equipment to install one room… The confusion is gone for all spaces, even oddly shaped ones. No more high pressure decisions on what type of padding. All the stress has already been taken care of with these amazing squares!
Carpet tiles start off like most carpets, but then they get modified for super hero action. Instead of a normal action backing that you would find on a rolled carpet, there is a hard piece of resin, a layer of foam, and then a material that feels like felt. Now some carpet tiles have a rubberized backing, or what you will see on our website listed as PVC backing. We will go into the differences of these two at another time, but as far as wear and durability, you can’t go wrong with either one.
After being sized and cut, you are left with an amazing product whose only purpose in existing is being beautiful and lasting forever. With that being said, keep in mind that carpet tile is for use and abuse… It is not going to feel like your standard residential carpet. It has gained massive attention and use in the residential market, however, because of its ease of install, the ability to handle, the opportunity to create a personalized floor, and for the value.
Posted by Stephen on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 at 11:44 am
Welcome to the new lotsofcarpet.com website and blog!
It may not look like we changed much, but we've changed the entire system that let's us post new carpet products on our website. The new system has also allowed us to add cool new features like this blog, and multiple pictures for our products with a new gallery on each product's page! These photo galleries (like the one to the right) will give you multiple views of each product, including new installation ideas. We will also be adding additional features in the near future, so stay tuned!
This blog will be updated weekly with great articles about carpet tiles, and new things going on in the lotsofcarpet.com warehouse. Each of our great staff will take turns writing posts for you to enjoy, and you can give us feedback through our facebook page.
Thanks for stopping by!
Its BACK! Any Way YOU Want it Sale!!! All In Stock carpet tiles only $0.79 per square foot + Shipping & Handling*!
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*Shipping and Handling fees for Carpet Tile can range wildley from $0.01 psf to $1.00 psf and beyond. It is important to provide as much information as possible during the Carpet Tile Quoting process in order to calculate the most accurate S&H cost. Due to fuel volatility, Freight Quotes are only valid for 3 business days.