An Introduction to Carpet Tiles
Questions & Answers
Q) Are they suitable for kids rooms?
A) Ideal. They're simple to clean and the bright colours appeal to children.
Q) Will I need someone to come and fit the tiles or will I be able to do the job myself?
A) No, one of the beauties of carpet tiles is that they are easy to cut and lay yourself.
Q) Do the tiles need special maintenance?
A) No, just regular vacuuming because we only use the best quality fibres to manufacture our carpet tiles. They will not shrink, warp or lose their colour.
Q) Do carpet tiles require underlay and does the floor need special treatment before carpet tiles can be installed?
A) Carpet tiles have a special backing carpet underlay is not required. Your floor must be clean, dry and level.
Q) Are special tools required to fit carpet tiles successfully?
- a sharp Stanley knife with heavy duty blade
- double sided carpet tape
- a straight edge, cutting board and tape measure
- pencil or chalk marker
Q) How should I judge the quality and value of carpet tiles?
A) There is no simple answer. When you find a carpet that you like, suitable for your room, at a price that suits your budget, your biggest concern should then be "how well will it keep its looks?"
Q) There is now a wide choice of different styles of carpet tile, how do I select the best for my home?
A) Ultimately, the decision comes down to personal choice - choosing by colour, design and texture. However, it is important to take into account suitability of the carpet for the way you live i.e. pets, house/flat, children etc.... and the room(s) for which it is intended.
Q) How should I tackle spillages such as wine on my carpet tiles?
A) For those inevitable spills and little accidents, prompt treatment is the most successful course of action. Scrape up any solids as soon as possible and any excess liquid can be soaked up by using absorbent material and pressing firmly. Sponge clean if required or tiles can be lifted and rinsed under the tap. If a detergent solution is used, ensure that all traces are removed.