Is this the year to replace your office’s carpeting to give it a fresh look and feel? The best place to start is by considering your options.
Carpet tile is often the perfect choice for offices. Yet carpet tile specifications can range in many different sizes, shapes and measurements. You’ll find everything from narrow carpet planks to large tiles and rolls. How do you know which is the best for your office conditions?
Today’s carpet tiles typically come in three sizes: planks that are 12in x 36 in, and 24 in and 36 inch squares.
As a general rule, the larger the tile, the lower the installation cost. Installing a room full of 36 inch squares will require less time applying adhesives, removing backing tape, and laying each tile into place than its plank counterpart.
However, larger tiles are heavier, bulkier, and more difficult to maneuver. For large office spaces, they may be the perfect option. Yet for smaller offices that require more intricate placements, they may require more work. Also consider storage space if you choose to keep extras on hand.
With every install there will be a certain amount of waste when laying carpet. The size of your carpet tiles will determine how much waste you will incur. Smaller carpet tiles are more likely to fit without the need of excessive trimming. This is especially true with smaller offices, conference rooms and hallways. If you have unusual room sizes, plank carpet tiles can also offer you flexibility and maneuverability.
Smaller carpet tiles make it possible to create a range of different patterns. Planks are growing in popularity because their thinner shape means more opportunity to create unique and innovative designs.
With today’s installation techniques, seam visibility is becoming less of a concern. When choosing carpet tiles, remember there is no right or wrong size. When it comes to creating an engaging, attractive look for your space, your choices are many. And the best place to start is by viewing your options. Give us a call today.