Carpet tile can be installed without adhesive so long as they are fitted snugly against the four walls and threshold molding is used across any door opening. Should you have a little slack in this type of installation and tiny cracks appear at the mate lines; tap the tiles back together and place two sided carpet tape underneath to prevent creeping.
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.
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.
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.