Tricky cuts aside, the process of installing carpet tiles is straightforward and large areas can be laid in a short period of time and so this represents a significant reduced cost to the customer over other types of flooring.
Carpet tiles installation techniques
Installers tile from the centre of the room and out to the edges using a very small amount of low-tack adhesive to ensure a firm fit. The tiles are then cut to fit flush to the edges of the rooms.
There are now so many different carpet tiles in so many colours and surface patterns to choose from, it often helps to have a professional flooring company to provide suggestions on the right tile to suit your budget and aesthetic requirements .
Sometimes it can be very effective to mix and match products to create patterns or even logos during the laying process, resulting in a unique flooring design.
Types of carpet tile installation
The main laying patterns are quarter-turn, ashlar, brick, non directional and monolithic.
Quarter Turn: Tiles turned 90 degrees to one another – also known as Chequer Board or Tessellated.
Monolithic: Arrows should all point in the same direction – also known as Broadloom or Sheet.
Brick: Arrows should all point in the same direction with the tile bond displaced by half a tile in the width direction.
Ashlar: Arrows should all point in the same direction with the tile bond displaced by half a tile in the length direction.
Non Directional: Tiles installed without regard to direction and orientation.
Duolithic: An installation method whereby tile arrows can be pointed in opposite directions, resulting in a broadloom installation.