What Is A Carpet Tile?

1. Basics of Carpet Tiles:

Carpet Tiles are commonly used in office spaces. The first 50x50cm carpet tiles appeared in the Netherlands in 1957. In 1960, American companies LEES and Armstrong started developing “adhesive” Carpet Tiles. Subsequently, Interface and European company Hega began producing “needle-punched” Carpet Tiles, leading to the development of “loop pile” structured Carpet Tiles.

The term “carpet tiles,” also known as “modular carpet,” refers to carpets formed by assembling differently shaped blocks of carpet together. Compared to traditional wall-to-wall carpets, modular carpets are easier to transport and replace, allowing for more flexible color and pattern combinations during installation.

2. Classification and Characteristics of Carpet Tiles:
In terms of material and production process classification:

Based on surface technology: loop pile Carpet Tiles, printed Carpet Tiles, electrostatic flocked Carpet Tiles, PVC woven carpets, needle-punched carpets.
Based on surface material: Nylon (Nylon 6, Nylon 6.6), Polypropylene (PP), Polyester fibers (PET, PTT from corn fiber), natural fibers, blends.
Based on backing technology: coated plastic (PVC), asphalt, PE, composite backing, foam backing, extrusion, adhesive bonding.
Based on backing material: PVC, asphalt, PU, PE, rubber, magnetic, other plastics.
3. Common Carpet Sizes:

50cm * 50cm
50cm * 100cm
100cm * 100cm
25cm * 100cm
60cm * 60cm
60.96cm * 60.96cm (24in * 24in)
91.44cm * 91.44cm (36in * 36in)
18in * 36in (45.72cm * 91.44cm)
12in * 36in (30.48cm * 91.44cm)
Large hexagon (side length 36.3cm)
Small hexagon (side length 25cm)
Trapezoid (cut from a large hexagon)
Triangle (base 50cm, waist 35.4cm)

Basics of Carpet Tiles

1. Introduction and Application of Carpet Tiles:
As the name suggests, Carpet Tiles are carpets with a regular, specific square shape and size. Nowadays, Carpet Tiles are widely used in various areas with high foot traffic, such as chairman’s offices, manager’s offices, VIP reception rooms, conference rooms, hallways, malls, office buildings, schools, hospitals, and exhibition halls.

2. Classification of Carpet Tiles:
Based on patterns, Carpet Tiles can be divided into patterned Carpet Tiles and solid-colored Carpet Tiles. From the surface material, they can be categorized as nylon Carpet Tiles and polypropylene Carpet Tiles. According to the backing material, there are soft-backed Carpet Tiles, PVC-backed Carpet Tiles, and asphalt-backed Carpet Tiles.

3. Characteristics of Various carpet tiles Materials:

Nylon Carpet Tiles are relatively soft with good resilience, suitable for areas with dense foot traffic. After cleaning, the carpet surface looks new, and their lifespan is about five to ten years. Some can pass B1-level fire resistance tests. For instance, many colleagues have used Yorkshire nylon Carpet Tiles for four years, and they are still in good condition. On the other hand, polypropylene carpets have weaker resilience, might feel rough to the touch, are less absorbent, and have a shorter usage period of three to five years. They are cheaper compared to nylon carpets and come in a wide variety of patterns, suitable for clients who require frequent replacements.

4. Installation Methods of Carpet Tiles:
One method is adhesive-free installation, which is strong and cost-effective but not environmentally friendly and less transportable. Another method involves water-based adhesive installation, which is eco-friendly but more costly, with moderate strength and less convenient adhesive transportation. The third method is adhesive-backed installation, which is environmentally friendly and odorless, as well as convenient for transportation. Each installation method has its own drawbacks.

5. How to Judge the Quality of Carpet Tiles:
The pile weight of Carpet Tiles is usually around 500-900 grams per square meter. Higher density and thicker pile result in higher weight. However, visual inspection can sometimes be misleading as carpets with the same pile weight can still vary in quality.

6. Characteristics of Carpet Tiles:

50×50 Carpet Tiles are easy to install and have minimal wastage. In corners, one square can be cut to fit, unlike full carpets which can be harder to adjust and can result in wastage.
The fiber construction of the carpet surface offers noise reduction and energy-saving properties, improving efficiency.
Easy replacement and convenient transportation. Dirty squares can be replaced individually, saving money compared to replacing the entire carpet.
The benefits of Carpet Tiles include decoration, sound absorption, sound insulation, safety, dust prevention, and thermal insulation.

The Magic Of Carpet

For the basics of life, sofas, dining tables, dining chairs, beds and other items directly related to

daily life are essential, but one more or less carpet does not make a big difference to our lives.

There is no need to buy a carpet that needs to be taken care of if you don’t have much desire for

beauty in your life. But if you have high requirements for the appearance level and quality of life

of your home, then the right carpet is like a quilt to make you feel different warmth.

Today, we will analyze the reason why carpet exists in the space and how to use it correctly.


Can use different colors, patterns, textures, area of the carpet, to match the home style, the

impact of the decoration effect must be different, with the right has a strong decorative effect.

For example: solid color, geometric shape of the carpet, it is more suitable for northern Europe,


Flowers, scenery, etc., are more suitable for American, Chinese or mixed style homes.”

2.Sound absorption

Between the neighbors upstairs and downstairs, there will inevitably be noise effects. The sound

of rushing water can be muffled with soundinsulation cotton, sound-absorbing tubes, high heels

or the daily walking sound of running children, which needs to be muffled by carpet. The carpet

that is easy to take care of is short pile. Some long pile rugs are really insta-style, but they are

really troublesome to take care of.”


The elderly and children in the family are most afraid of accidentally falling, or the water cup and

other fragile items accidentally falling, but with the carpet, you can play a part of the buffer

protection. Heavy objects pushed and pulled directly on the floor are also easy to cause damage

to the floor, and the carpet can play a protective role.”

4.Keep warm

In winter, we sit on the ground or on the edge of the sofa, watching TV or playing games on our

mobile phones, but sitting directly on the floor is definitely unbearable, and our feet are also cold.

The protection of the carpet makes us feel better.

5.Brighten up your space

If the floor in the room is dark or not well lit, then choosing a light-colored carpet will increase

the reflection and refraction of light very effectively.

6.Color matching

If you want to choose a color combination in a space, then the floor can naturally become one of

the key links, you can determine the color proportion of the carpet according to the space size of

your home and the degree of lighting.7. Fill in the gaps

It’s not uncommon to encounter homes and decorations that are already in place, but the space

is still a little empty. Therefore, at this time, we may choose a carpet to fill the visual gap and

make the space more full.

Any place in the home can be covered with a piece of your favorite carpet, the carpet is also

divided into a lot of materials, a nice and comfortable carpet, is indeed a enhance the overall

texture of the home objects.

Do you know the role of carpets?

Go and buy a carpet that fits your home.”

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