Carpet tiles are practical, durable, easy to clean and quick to fit. They are also very versatile and available in a wide range of colour, pattern and textures to suit any environment and budget. Some manufacturers have now introduced carpet planks, typically 100cm by 25cm, enabling designers even more opportunity to be creative in their designs.
Some carpet tile manufacturers offer environmentally friendly options, using recycled materials or producing tiles that are recyclable. This can be a sustainable choice for those concerned about the environment.
Some eco-friendly carpet tiles are made from recycled or repurposed materials. This might include recycled nylon or polyester fibers such as used fishing nets, as well as recycled backing materials.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals that can off-gas from some carpet materials, contributing to indoor air pollution. Choose products with low or no VOC emissions, which can improve indoor air quality.
A longer-lasting carpet reduces the need for replacement, which is beneficial for the environment. Commercial carpet tiles are very durable and can withstand heavy use.
Consider whether the carpet tiles are designed for easy recycling at the end of their lifecycle. Some manufacturers like Interface and Tarkett offer take-back programs or recycling options for used carpet tiles. Flooring Matters SW Ltd are committed to recycling as much as possible and use these schemes where ever possible.