Carpeting tiling, also known as modular carpet is a great way to layout your office. The main advantage of this inexpensive flooring lies in the fact that each piece can be detached to be wash or replace when the time comes. Such convenience have made many office turn to this method as it is easy to maintain and carry a sense of prestige to the office. Below are some options to consider when shopping for carpet tiles.
The first key thing to look out for is the texture of the carpet. The texture does not only determine how it feels to your skin, but more importantly the durability and how to maintain it. Look out for fibers which are looped and twisted for durability purposes. For loop fibers insist on Berber as it is much more stain resistant. Please note that Berber is not suitable if animals are in the equation as their claws might get stuck in the loop and tear up the fiber.
Next up to note to consider would be its density. A tightly packed fiber carpet might seem to be an indulgence, but these choices ensure that it justifies its worth with its durability and support. A tightly packed fiber is extremely recommended where the legs of furniture or office equipments rest on. Take note also that equipment that require a lot of ventilation should not rest on a tightly packed fiber as it might cause a fire hazard.
Next up would be deciding the material itself. Nylon is a popular choice at home but not so much at office due to the problem where the fibers of the carpet comes up and ball up in a process called pilling. For air-conditioned offices with roller chairs it is recommended to get polyester as it prevents pilling from happening and it equally long-lasting. For offices with a lot of walking around, investing in nylon is a better choice as it traps soil better.
Padding is the next topic to discuss. Always seek quality padding as it lengthens the life of the carpet. The usual misconception of a thicker padding is better is false and is not encouraged. Always check with your manufacturer to provide you with the appropriate padding for the finish and type of carpet.
The last thing to note is maintaining tile carpet flooring. Always ensure to use the right type of vacuum cleaner for your carpet. A suction vacuum cleaner works best on loop fibers only. Also remember that if the fibers do come up, always use scissors to trim it instead of burning it. With tile carpeting, you can mix and match to create a chessboard look or just about anything you can do with tiles, but with the durability of a well-chosen modular carpet. Call us for a no obligation quote.