Which is better for your commercial building, carpet tiles or broadloom carpeting?
When most people think of carpeting, they imagine the broadloom carpeting that is found most commonly in homes throughout the United States. But, when it comes to commercial carpeting, broadloom is not your only option. Carpet tiles are an incredible choice for your commercial flooring needs, but how do they differ from broadloom carpeting, and which is better for your needs? To answer these key questions, we’re putting carpet tile and broadloom carpeting in the ring to go head to head on some of the most important aspects of floorings for businesses.
Round 1 – Ease of Installation
Every business owner knows that, the more you can pinch pennies, the better off your company’s bottom line will be, and one big way to save more on commercial flooring is by handling the installation yourself. With broadloom carpeting, you almost always have to have a professional handle the installation because the process is fairly involved. But, with carpet tiles, even individuals with only basic home improvement skills can handle the job.
Round 2 – Design
Both broadloom carpet and carpet tile come in a wide variety of patterns and colors, making it easy to find the right look for your needs, regardless of which option you choose. However, when it comes to design flexibility, carpet tile has broadloom carpet beat. Because carpet tiles are laid out individually, you have a lot more control over the overall pattern and look of your floors. Not only does this give you the ability to truly make your floors your own when you first install your carpet tiles, but it will also give you the ability to change up the look of your commercial space down the road.
Round 3 – Maintenance
To keep your commercial floors looking great, you’ll need to vacuum every day and get them professionally cleaned on a regular basis, and that’s true regardless of whether you have carpet tile or broadloom carpet. But, where carpet tile really stands out when it comes to maintenance is the ability it gives you to remove individual tiles for deeper, more thorough cleaning. When deep stains set into to broadloom carpet, you have to deal with the matter on the floor, or possibly even replace the entire carpet if the stain is too deep. With carpet tile, however, individual tiles can be easily cleaned or replaced. Simply hold onto some extra carpet tiles after your installation, and you’ll have what you need to replace individual tiles as needed.
Carpet tile may have won all three rounds of this first match, but business owners have more on their minds than just installation, design and maintenance. Stay tuned for our next blog for the second head-to-head match between carpet tile and broadloom carpeting for your business.
In the meantime, if you’re ready to enjoy either one of these amazing commercial flooring options in your New Jersey business, contact us! We offer free design consultations, and our experts can help you find the right option for your needs.