carpet tile columbia eastHere at Floor Coverings International Columbia East we partner with top suppliers in order to offer you a wide range of carpet flooring for a great price. Our selection includes carpet tiles (also known as carpet squares) that can be used in homes or commercial spaces in the Columbia area.

What Are Carpet Tiles?

Carpet tiles are square pieces of carpet that are placed together over your floors, as opposed to broadloom carpet, which comes in large rolls that are cut to fit. Carpet tiles commonly come in 18-inch by 18-inch squares, but are available in other sizes as well. Their size makes them easy to install in any space, including high-rise apartments or commercial spaces. This ease of transport was actually the necessity that inspired the creation of carpet tiles, as carpet installers used to struggle to get 12-foot rolls of broadloom carpet into elevators.

Benefits of Carpet Tiles

Carpet tiles are a durable flooring option that makes for a great choice in high-traffic areas like hallways or playrooms. If damage occurs in one area, a tile can be easily replaced. Tiles also tend to come with a moisture barrier backing, making them great for accident-prone rooms like a child’s play area. Cleaning is simple, as a regular vacuuming and spot cleaning may be all that’s needed for weekly maintenance. If you’re looking to install carpet in a high traffic area in your home, you may prefer carpet tiles to broadloom carpeting.

Carpet tiles tend to lack the lush feel and underfoot comfort of traditional broadloom carpeting, so they are more commonly used in commercial versus residential settings. However, carpet tiles do have the advantage of flexibility in design, and they can be used to create dynamic looks and patterns, making them a fun choice for media rooms or a child’s bedroom. Tiles are a common choice for commercial spaces because the pieces are durable and easy to maintain.

Getting Started

Here at Floor Coverings International Columbia East, we have a wide selection of carpet tiles for you to choose from, and we can install them professionally to ensure you get the most out of your new floors. Call us today to get a free in-home consultation and to learn more about our tile selection for your home in the Columbia, Cayce, Blythewood areas.

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