Rolled Carpeting vs. Carpet Tiles: Which is Right for Your Business

Carpeting is one of the most popular options for commercial flooring. Not only is carpeting reasonably affordable and comfortable, but it also comes in a huge variety of colors and patterns, making it the perfect choice for almost any interior design. When choosing an office carpet to install in your Anaheim business, there are two types to select from: rolled carpeting (also called broadloom) and carpet tiles. Both offer a soft commercial flooring option for your business, and there are benefits to both types that you’ll want to consider for carpet installation in Orange County.

The main difference between rolled carpeting and carpet tiles lies in their installation. Rolled carpeting, as the name implies, comes in large rolls that are usually about 12 feet wide. These rolls are laid onto a carpet pad that sits on the floor substrate and cut to the approximate size of the room. Carpet tiles, on the other hand, come in pre-sized square tiles with integrated backing that goes directly on the substrate. Commercial flooring specialists lay the individual tiles one at a time and perform only minimal cutting to resize edge pieces as necessary. 

Advantages of Rolled Carpeting

Rolled carpeting comes in an incredibly wide range of design options, including varied colors, patterns, mosaics, and more. Since broadloom is installed over a carpet pad, it can still look good even if the substrate has imperfections. This padding also offers a softer feel underfoot than carpet tiles, which can be perfect if you want to emphasize comfort and luxury in your flooring. Additionally, sections of rolled carpeting are chemically welded together after installation, creating a seamless appearance.

Advantages of Carpet Tiles

Because carpet tiles come with their own integrated backing and base, they do not require a carpet pad underneath, making them quicker and easier to install. This can help speed up the work of your commercial flooring specialists and reduce installation costs. Maintenance is also much easier with carpet tiles, as individual tiles can be lifted up and removed without disrupting their neighbors. Removed tiles can then be cleaned or entirely replaced if they’ve been damaged. The consistent size and shape of carpet tiles also make it possible to store replacement tiles if you wish to keep spares on hand in case of carpeting emergencies. These low-maintenance benefits are why commercial offices such as banks usually opt for carpet tile flooring. Our recent renovation at Logix bank in Los Angeles featured carpet tiles with an orange accent in order to create visual appeal and lower maintenance requirements. If you expect heavy amounts of foot traffic that could require you to regularly replace carpeting, this could make carpet tiles the perfect solution. 

Whether you want rolled carpeting or carpet tiles, JKP Flooring is the premier commercial flooring specialist for Anaheim and the rest of Orange County. We install commercial flooring of all shapes, sizes, and styles, from rubber to tile to carpet, and we use an innovative installation method that minimizes the disruption to your business. With JKP Flooring, your business can have the beautiful new office carpet installation that it deserves. Give us a call today at (800) 500-5739 to find out more about our service or request a free project estimate.