Carpet Tiles, The Perfect Flooring Solution For Homes And Schools Alike
Carpet tiles are becoming more and more popular among schools in New Zealand. They have numerous advantages over the traditional wall-to-wall carpet therefore school managers and trust boards are choosing them more often when renovating their school buildings. Here are the main advantages of school carpet tiles as a modern type of flooring:
Big carpets were cool and they still are. Their biggest problem is the fact that they are difficult to clean, especially if they get stained. Rubbing them hard may destroy the fibre. Using a lot of water may prevent them from drying fast, which can result in the rapid development of mould. Using harsh detergents is bad for the environment and professional cleaning solutions are expensive.
By using carpet tiles, all you need to do in case of accidental spills is to remove the dirty tile and apply a new one in its place. This is a 10 minute job which doesn’t call for any special skills or tools. All you need is a tile of carpet and some adhesive.
Carpet tiles provide good insulation in a number of ways. First, they are warmer than any other type of floor covering such as ceramic tiles, vinyl or wood. This is especially the case especially in the cold season.
Secondly, the provide insulation from the pressure of the hard floor underneath. This means that children and teachers feel more comfortable when walking on the floor.
Third, they also provide sound insulation. Children can go around the school buildings and nobody would hear anything. In case of hardwood, ceramic or vinyl flooring they would make a lot of noise when walking.
3. Creative designs
If you think it’s time for a renovation in your school, you can consider replacing your carpets with carpet tiles. You can apply some creativity to for example, having a competition among the students to design a new layout pattern for the tiles. They can use different colours, patterns or textures. The result can be awesome, so let your students use their imagination and change the look of your school rooms.
Since the main advantage of carpet tiles is that they are easy to replace in case of spills, you need to consider ordering a few extra tiles. You need to have spare ones to replace if ever anything gets ruined. It’s best to buy them in the beginning rather than having to hunt down a matching carpet tile when you have an emergency situation.
You may need to replace certain tiles not only because they get stained, but also because of normal wear. However, you do not need to completely throw out used tiles. For example, the area at the entrance door is more prone to heavy wear and tear therefore those tiles may start to look bad long before the rest of the floor will. But it is easy to extend the life of your carpet tiles by switching those two or three tiles and placing them in less heavily used spots. This way your flooring will look better for longer.
5. Easy maintenance
School carpet tiles are easy to clean and to preserve their appearance. Regular cleaning equipment works fine on them and spot cleaning is a good plan for accidental spillages. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should never clean your carpets. It’s good to use professional cleaning services once or twice a year in order to clean and disinfect the floors. However, you won’t have to go through a lot of hassle each time a student drops their sandwich or his orange juice on the floor.
6. Widely available
Carpet tiles are available in many stores and commercial carpet tile distributors. However it can be a dividend to look for speciality school carpet tiles in NZ as these can treatments for extra cleaning or stain resistance.
Carlisle Carpets has a dedicated school carpet section so try them for new school carpet tiles in your buildings. Carpet tiles are a beautiful and modern solution of enjoying cleanliness and hygiene without compromising on comfort or quality.