We're an award-winning, family-run, independent carpet tile supplier and we want to help you!
Because we’ve been in the trade for over 20 years, we want to help you by stopping you make costly mistakes when you’re picking which carpet tiles to buy. Here’s our ‘Beginner’s Guide to Carpet Tile Buying’:
BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO CARPET TILE BUYING
There is a world of difference between a cheaply made carpet tile and a good carpet tile that’s selling at a cheap price. Knowing the difference will save you a lot of time, money, and hassle.
There are 4 things you need to ask yourself to make sure you get it right.
1. Is my floor going to see lots of traffic?
2. Is my floor going to get dirty?
3. Will I be using castor chairs?
4. Do I need the tiles to look good for a few years?
If your answers are all a 'no' then go ahead and buy the cheapest tile you can find, it'll be fine for what you need.
If your answers are ‘yes’, then only a nylon carpet tile will be up to the job. If you try and save money by buying a cheaper polypropylene tile, all but the very heaviest ones will flatten and look worn in no time and you will have wasted your money. Here are some of our stock ranges of carpet tiles here. We have thousands in stock.
To find out you’ll have to check the specification and look at how it’s made. The terms 'contract rated' and 'heavy contract' are generally used to describe tiles that are suitable for a commercial environment, but this doesn't tell the whole story - here's what to look for.
Take a look at the pile weight. That is a universal comparison and the heavier the pile, the more durable the tile will be.
Take a look at how the tile is dyed. A ‘solution-dyed’ tile is better than ‘space-dyed’ because a solution dyed fibre is coloured all the way through, much like a carrot, rather than just on the outside of the fibre, like a cucumber.
This is a great indication of the manufacturer’s confidence in the product. Obviously the longer the guarantee the longer the tile will look good on the floor.
If you’re going to use castor chairs, don’t buy a tile that doesn’t have a ‘castor chair symbol’. Your tiles will be chewed up in no time if you don’t check this out and for peace of mind all the nylon tiles we stock are castor chair rated. Polypropylene ones tend not to be, unless they have a very heavy pile weight.
We’ll happily try and find you one. We have clearance and recycled stock coming in every day so just get in touch and we’ll do our very best. It’ll be nice to hear from you.