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We're an award-winning, family-run, independent carpet tile supplier and we want you to help you!

Because we’ve been in the trade over 20 years, we hope we can help stop you making costly mistakes when you’re picking which carpet tiles to buy. So 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 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 the environment going to be busy?

2. Is the environment 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 you will be able to buy the cheapest tile you can find and know that it’ll be fine for what you need. So go ahead – and grab a bargain. Maybe have a look at our recycled carpet tiles or even our clearance carpet tiles.

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, it will flatten and look worn in no time, and you’ll have wasted your money. You can have a quick look at some nylon carpet tiles here. We have thousands more in stock but just let us know what we can do to help you.

So then you need to answer: ‘Will this tile do the job?’

To find out you’ll have to check the specification and look at how it’s made. Avoid getting confused with all the terminology and descriptions (heavy duty, heavy contract, contract or domestic rated), there’s actually no industry standard. Here’s what to look for:

Pile Weight

Take a look at the pile weight instead. That is a universal comparison and the heavier the pile, the more durable the tile will be.

Solution Dyed

Take a look at how the tile is dyed. You need to go for a ‘solution-dyed’ tile rather than ‘space-dyed’ which means that the fibre is dyed all the way through, much like a carrot, rather than just on the outside of the fibre, like a cucumber. All very important when you come to giving your tiles a bit of a scrub and you’re sad because you’re left with a white mark instead of a clean floor.

Length of Guarantee

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.

Castor Chair Symbol

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.

Always a very important question and one we get asked the most: “Is there a cheaper alternative?”

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.

In the meantime though we wish you ‘Happy Carpet Tiling!’

22nd February 2020