Who to contact to find out more about carpet tiles and which companies make them:

Heuga Home Flooring
Glashorst 131
3925 BR Scherpenzeel
The Netherlands
Tel: (European freephone)

Shelf Mills
W Yorks HX3 7PA
Tel: 0870 600 2009

Cavalier Carpets
Thompson Street Industrial Estate
Lancashire BB2 1TX
Tel: 01254 268000

Leigh Carpet Tiles
Tel: 01942 60760
Email: sales@leighcarpettiles.com

Dan Floor UK Limited
Unit 1b
Badminton Road Trading Estate
South Gloucestershire
BS37 5NS
Tel: 01454 858014

Interface Europe Limited
Shelf Mills
W Yorks HX3 7PA
Tel: 08705 30 40 30

Milliken Carpets
Beech Hill Plant
Gidlow Lane
Lancashire WN6 8RN
Tel: 01942 826073

Westbond Limited
20 Home Farm
Luton Hoo
Bedfordshire LU1 3TD
Tel: 01582 876161


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Carpet Tiles

An Alternative to Carpet

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Carpet tiles have been around for over 50 years and were originally developed for homes as a hardwearing alternative to traditional broadloom carpet. Carpet tiles offer many advantages over traditional broadloom and make designing your own floor scheme easy. Recently there have been some great new designs introduced specifically for the home market in line with the most up to date trends in home interiors. Interior designers, makeover programmes and interior magazines are increasingly presenting carpet tiles as a new design trend looking towards manufacturers such as Heuga, Cavalier Carpets and Leigh Carpet Tiles for inspiration.

Carpet tiles (also known as ‘soft modular flooring’ or ‘carpet in a box’) are ideal for creating stylish schemes in homes:

Cost Effectiveness

Carpet tiles include a strong backing so they require no underlay or adhesives and produce less waste than other flooring types, particularly in awkward shaped rooms. This saves time and money and because carpet tiles are fairly easy to install, you can lay them yourself and save the cost of professional fitting. Any damage or spills can be resolved by replacing one tile rather than the entire floor, which is reassuring and overall means carpet tiles are definitely a cost effective flooring option.

Cleaning and Maintenance of Carpet Tiles

Regular vacuuming is the best way to deal with everyday dust and dirt.
For inevitable spills and accidents it’s best to treat the area as promptly as possible. Scrape up any solids as soon as possible, working from the edges of the spill towards the centre so it doesn’t spread.

Excess liquid can be soaked up by placing a thick wad of absorbent paper over the area and pressing firmly. Sponge clean if required or the tiles can even be lifted and rinsed under the tap. Normally you can use a mild detergent solution and scrub gently with a brush where necessary, but it is important to remove all traces of the detergent by rinsing. Use absorbent paper to mop up as much excess moisture as possible, and allow to dry. If you lift a tile to clean it, you should make sure it is dry before you put it back. But let it dry naturally - don't put it on a radiator or other artificially hot surface as this may damage the tile.

Carpet Tiles are ideal for:

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