Carpet tile, also referred to as modular tile or carpet squares, has traditionally been a solution for commercial flooring. Thanks to their easy installation, you’ll now find carpet tile in most commercial settings as well as residential households. Carpet tiles come in many shapes, sizes, colors and fiber types.
Often, carpet tiles will have an equivalent broadloom product, making it easier to find matching versions of the right sizes or pieces to do any job, even for unusual layouts. A big difference between broadloom carpet and carpet tile is the backing. Backing options include vinyl, fiberglass, vinyl/fiberglass, urethane, woven polypropylene, and recycled vinyl. A high-quality backing is critical, as it provides dimensional stability and withstands moisture.
In addition to backing options, different installation systems are also available, including full spread installations with pressure-sensitive adhesive. Some offer a peel-and-stick approach while others use TacTiles. TacTiles connectors are faster, cleaner, and more ecological than traditional carpet adhesives.