Why Commercial Carpet Tiles Are Becoming So Popular In Offices
You need to give a lot of consideration when it comes to deciding the type of flooring that you are going to put in your office space. There are many factors to take into account for example, the image that you are trying to convey to customers as they come through your office, deadening the noise in the office, ease of care and of course, longevity.
This site is the NZ Flooring Association and has some more details about flooring and carpet tiles.
Whether you are hiring an interior designer or commercial carpet supplier to choose your carpeting, or maybe are doing it yourself, some attention will need to be paid to the colour and style of carpet as well as the functionality.
Many office settings will have extra high traffic leading to and from certain areas of the office including printers, the break room and the main entrance. These may need to be replaced much sooner than the rest of the office flooring. For this reason many building owners and interior designers opt for the use of carpet squares instead of complete wall-to-wall carpeting, as there are some definite advantages, let’s take a look at some of those now.
Due to the high traffic in a normal office that includes the movement of furniture, the scooting of chairs, and the constant foot traffic, commercial office carpeting can wear out fairly quickly in certain areas. But because of the lower cost of using commercial carpet squares, the replacement of an entire office space can be done much less expensively than wall-to-wall carpeting. Not only is the installation less expensive but the purchase of the carpeting can be 30 to 40% less depending on the quality. Many building maintenance workers have the skills to replace carpet squares without bringing in wall-to-wall carpet professionals, thereby taking advantage of workers that are already on payroll instead of outsourcing to higher paid technicians.
Another incredible advantage of commercial floor tiles is the ability to replace them only in the high-traffic areas where needed. In other words, at the entrance to the break room there tends to be a definite wear pattern that starts to show after just a few years. It is entirely possible to just replace those tiles in the entrance and surrounding areas of the break room saving possibly thousands of dollars by not having to replace all the carpet or tiles in the office at once. Due to the ability to mix and match colours of carpet tiles into many different patterns it makes it difficult for the human eye to determine which tiles have been replaced and which ones have not because they all blend together by design.
One other great advantage of using carpet tiles for your office floor covering is that when you make your original purchase, you can easily buy a few extra tiles. You can use these in cases of heavily stained areas, high-traffic areas, or heavily damaged spots caused when moving furniture or equipment in a careless manner. Many these situations would require a complete and expensive replacement of a large portion of carpet. However with carpet tiles only the tiles that have been damaged would need to be replaced. A smart buyer will usually purchase extra tiles just for this purpose in advance. This again could save many thousands of dollars in replacement costs and labour for the business owner who thinks ahead.
Finally, if all of those great advantages weren’t enough, carpet tiles tend to be much easier to maintain, clean and vacuum than regular wall-to-wall carpeting due to their high quality construction and more durable materials. They are literally designed to take lots of traffic, daily cleaning and vacuuming plus resist stains better than any other type of commercial grade floor covering.