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Getting the Advantages of Using Carpet Tile Flooring

  • By Steven Hays
  • Published 04/30/2012

If you like the look and feel of carpets in your home, but do not want to invest too much time and effort in their installation and maintenance, you may have another option – carpet tiles. These square tiles of carpeting make things easier for homeowners who need to combine aesthetics and practicality, two of the important points when you are determining the right flooring for your home.

It gives the look and feel of a carpet; however, it is available in squares with an adhesive layer at the back, making it much easier to install. Moreover, if there is a problem in any area of carpeting, like a stain, you need not replace the whole floor. All you need to do is replace just the tile that has the problem. Carpet tiles offer a homeowner a number of advantages.

Versatile and flexible: Whether you wish to create elegant flooring for your living room or resilient flooring for your kitchen, carpet tiles are capable of providing just the right flooring type for the different areas of your home. The different colours, patterns, textures and finishes help you to create the look and feel you want for every room with these flooring option.

Easy to install: it is easy to fit these tiles on your own. Measure the floor area and purchase the tiles you need. The carpet tiles have a layer of adhesive at the back. All you need to do is place the adhesive layer on the floor and fix them. This ensures minimal wastage and no mess. You may also enquire whether the store you buy from offers free installation of the tiles.

Simple cleaning and maintenance: You need not bother much about the cleaning and maintenance of the carpet tiles. Regular vacuuming is all it takes to keep them clean. If there is a spot or stain, just take out the tile and wash it with the right products. If the problem is a little serious, change the floor pattern and hide it away under some piece of furniture or take out the tile and replace it with a new one.

Durable: Make sure you choose carpet tiles that come with adequate guarantee. Check the fibre quality and the backing before you buy to ensure that the product would last for a long time. It is a good idea to check out product reviews and ratings to understand the reason behind the popularity of certain brands and types. This would give you an idea about which would be long lasting.

Cost-effective flooring solution: While it is possible to get discount carpets, carpet tiles are one of the most cost-effective options. These are good quality, durable and easy to install and maintain making these one of the favoured flooring options when it comes to providing value for money. Moreover, you need not replace the entire flooring in case of a small damage, enhancing the practicality.

Select the carpet tiles that suit your tastes, use a little creativity and build attractive flooring for the different areas of your home!

Author Bio: Steven Hayes is the editor of a home improvement magazine. He provides tips and suggestions for homeowners looking for carpet tiles for the flooring of their homes.



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