Benefit of Carpet Squares

Filed under Carpet Square Types by jay.

Looking for carpet squares? There are many uses and resources available for carpet squares and things which they work great for. Some… not so much. Let’s take a quick look at types of carpeting squares and what some may be used for.

When thinking about carpet squares, most people think about the peel-n-stick carpeting that can be used in either high traffic areas or places such as a workshop, garage, classroom, or studio type environment. Most carpeting is manufactured initially for a certain purpose, carpeting squares are no different.

Most choose these (also known as carpet tiles) for their ease of installation. Even though they are manufactured the same as most carpets, they do differ in a few unique ways. Specifically in how the edges are created to prevent shredding as you see on rolled carpet around the edges. The biggest advantage of using the squares, besides the ease of installation, is the ability to easily replace sections that become worn, faded, or stained. It’s a lot easier changing out a small few squares as opposed to replacing the entire area.

The main types of carpet squares on the market are tufted, needfelt, woven, flatweave, cut and loop, knotted pile, and Saxony.  Let’s take a look at a couple of these.

Tufted carpeting is usually a colored or non-colored single yarn. Different from woven, is easily to manufacture and uses a tufting machine to tuft the carpet. One benefit of this carpeting is that the yarn is already the color it will be, so it’s not dyed and is therefore more resistance to fading.

One of the most durable carpets it is the needfelt. Often used in hotels and high traffic areas, this carpet is produced through a process known as electrostatic attraction.

One thing to keep in mind with carpet squares purchase, as with any carpet purchase, is the makeup of the die and color process. Carpet that uses fibers or yard that is colored throughout as opposed to died, is generally more resistant to fading and or certain stains. Think of a radish versus a carrot. The carrot is orange all the way through, just like a piece of yarn that is that color already. Conversely, a radish is colored on the outside, yet has a white inside; like that of a died carpet fiber. When rubbed or scratched, the carrot is still orange whereas the radish will show the white interior.

Regardless of what type of carpet tiles or squares you’re looking for, try checking out your local carpet retailer before purchasing online. Many people working in these places know a lot about carpet and you can get some great information on making a better purchasing choice online. One thing to also remember about purchasing carpet online is the weight and possible shipping costs (something many people don’t take into consideration when purchasing heavy products online that need to be shipped).

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