Beige Berber-style carpet has long been the go-to cheap flooring and carpet option for landlords. Affordable, neutral and hard-wearing, it’s still a fantastic choice for discount carpets and rugs that you want to survive both the test of time and the trial of tenants.
As with all carpets, however, there’s only so much even the best-quality Berber can withstand, and in high-traffic areas and locations that are prone to damage, carpets can quickly begin to wear. Add to that the fact that tenants can often be more careless and less quick to remedy stains and the cost of recarpeting entire rooms can soon eat into your rental yield.
Advantages Of Carpet Tiles
Carpet tiles have long been popular in commercial buildings because of their fantastic versatility and practicality. Even the most experienced carpet installers will struggle to patch repair a fitted carpet, but with carpet tiles, a repair job is quick, simple and effective. Just pull up the affected tiles and replace them with new ones. In fact, it’s so simple that repairing and laying carpet tiles is something most DIY enthusiasts can readily accomplish, thus keeping costs low—it’s a perfect, flexible flooring solution.
Carpet tiles can really come into their own in areas like dining rooms where the floor surface can easily be stained and worn, but where you still want warmth and comfort underfoot. Carpet tiles now come in a staggering choice of colours and finishes, making them a great option to zone out certain areas in an open-plan space. So, for example, you might choose a floating timber or laminate floor for an open-plan kitchen but opt for carpet tiles in a dining area.
As carpet tiles can be quickly snipped to fit, there is also significantly less wastage than when buying carpet on a roll. It’s always worth buying slightly more than you need when purchasing carpet tiles to ensure any repairs match the remaining original floor surface as closely as possible.
Carpet Tile Choice
Carpet tiles now come in a staggering array of options, from bold colours to deep shaggy wool pile, and the latest styles may well transform how you see this very practical product. In fact, some manufacturers have taken to referring to them as modular carpeting, rather than carpet tiles, as their flexible nature is really a step beyond traditional carpeting.
One area where carpet tiles can be particularly beneficial is in apartment blocks where, for sound insulation reasons, hard flooring surfaces are forbidden. In these properties, carpet tiles can even be used in areas like bathrooms and kitchens as, if they do become damaged by water, they can be readily replaced.
Complete Carpet Co has a great range of carpet tiles always in stock, including A-grade seconds from top brands and discontinued lines. Call in to either our Blackburn or Bayswater location today to see them in store and get a quick and accurate quote based on your room measurements.