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Waste Removal Crews Ready for Hurricane Irma Cleanup

After a natural disaster in Florida, homes and businesses often have an extensive cleanup from water damage. Luckily in the Jacksonville, Gainesville, and St. Augustine areas, Speedy Floor Removal specializes in the removal of flooring, cabinets, drywall, and more while keeping costs low to help you and your family get back on track.

Hurricane water damage

We utilize advanced technology and trained professionals who are dedicated to responding immediately to hurricane damage. Our cleanup crew can remove most flooring and provide these other services in 1-2 days, depending on the scope and size of your restoration job.

If your home experienced water damage from Hurricane Irma and you are looking for a reliable and affordable solution, contact the professionals at Speedy Floor Removal.

Home Restoration Services After a Hurricane

Water Damage from Hurricane

If your home experienced significant damage from Hurricane Irma, the following services may be needed to restore your home:

  • Drywall Removal
  • Tile, Wood, and Carpet Flooring
  • Cabinet Removal
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Painting
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Waste and Haul-Off Removal

Luckily, Speedy Floor Removal is here for your hurricane cleanup. No job is too large for our team. We specialize in floor removal services and cleanup for customers including:

  • Homeowners
  • Condominiums and Apartments
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Municipalities
  • And much more!

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When your home experiences water damage from a hurricane, having one qualified company for entire process can help you save money and keep costs low. Call Speedy Floor Removal after Hurricane Irma to learn how we can help restore your home quickly so you can get back to enjoying your home.

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Thinset: What You Need to Know

Recently, we have discussed various flooring options, how to clean them, and how to remove them. All of these blogs had something in common—thinset. But, what is it, why is it used, and why does it need to be removed?

Whether you are adding onto your home, or renovating—replacing your home’s floor is very common. The first step to this process is removing your current floor. Regardless of how you remove your floor, one thing is certain—thinset is underneath.

What Is Thinset?

Thinset installation Thinset is a blend of materials that include: cement, fine sand, and a compound that allows cement to hydrate properly. Thinset acts as an adhesive for various types of floors. The idea is to add a thin layer-3/16 thick-of thinset to a bare, clean cement or concrete floor before installing tile, stone, marble and more. Most thiset adhesives are available in either gray or white. You’ll want to choose a white thinset if you are going to use a light colored grout, and a gray thinset if you plan on using a dark colored grout. Keep in mind that you may pay more for a white thinset because of the color modification during the manufacturing process.

Thinset can also be referred to as a dryset mortar, drybond mortar, or more simply—mud. Be careful as some of these terms can be thrown around loosely. Make sure to check with manufacturer instructions, or get a professional’s opinion before installing any adhesive to your floor.

Why Is It Used?

Many years ago, thinset products were not available. Before the development of moisture-resistant adhesives, basic elements were used. Portland cement and sand were used to make mortar for tile floors and walls. Thinset products and setting methods were developed for setting tiles. Previously, floors were installed directly over cement. Though this worked, it was labor extensive and more expensive. A thinset installation allows high quality, strength, and flexibility

Pros

  • Various formulations for tiles
  • No mold growth
  • Easy to apply
  • Unaffected by heat or water

Cons

  • Sold in powder bags; has to be mixed
  • Everything that is mixed turns hard
  • Hard to find right consistency
  • Only tiling stores offer variety of thinset options

Why Does It Need to Be removed?

Thinset removal If you have decided that your home or office needs a new floor, the most important step is removing the old floor and its adhesive. Unfortunately, you can’t simply reapply thinset and install your new floor. Even after doing your best to remove most of the old thinset, having any remnants of old thinset makes new floor installation nearly impossible. This procedure is not only hard work but extremely important to new floor installation.

Leaving your floor with old thinset can cause your new floor to have holes, cracks, and uneven surfaces. This can be hazardous to people, equipment, and furniture. For more information about floor preparation visit Speedy Floor Removal. Our state-of-the-art machines can remove any elements left behind from your previous floor, including:

  • Adhesives
  • Thinset
  • Paint
  • Sealer
  • Epoxy
  • And more!

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Speedy Floor Removal has several floor removal packages to choose from to help best meet your needs. Since our inception, we have been focused on providing you with the best team to do the best work possible. You receive the most experienced team with the most advanced technology to date. Our customers always receive the best customer service and satisfaction over anyone else. Our services are in many locations to accommodate you!

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Sunlight and the Fading of Hardwood Floors

Five Ways to Protect Your Hardwood Floors from UV Rays

Direct sunlight and hardwood floors can potentially face an ugly problem; fading. If you have ever moved a rug or piece of furniture after an extended period of time, you may have noticed the area that was being covered up is a different shade than the wood surrounding it. The loss of color in your hardwood floors is a result of the big three: UV rays, heat, and moisture.

Unfortunately, the problem doesn’t have a single solution. There are also some questions that arise. Why is it that your hardwood floor is two different colors? Better yet, what can be done to preserve the color of the beautiful natural wood? We have compiled the top five ways to protect your hardwood floors from the harmful UV rays.

What Causes Hardwood Floor Fading?

When hardwood floors are exposed to the sun over a period of time, they tend to fade, bleach, or darken—depending on the type of wood. What many people don’t realize is that hardwood floors are sensitive to sunlight. However, the type of wood is not the only factor in the discoloration of your floor; the finish on the floor also plays a factor in how the wood reacts to sunlight.

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UV rays from the sun react with the finish and slowly turn your hardwood floors lighter or darker. Your hardwood floors react with the sunlight the same way our skin reacts to sun exposure. Exposure to sunlight causes many different reactions to various types of skin. UV rays cause some people to tan quickly, whereas others will burn. Sunblock work similarly to wood protection in that it helps keep UV rays and sunlight from direct exposure of your skin. It plays a huge part in helping to minimize the skin’s reaction to the sun and UV rays. However, like the finish on wood, sunblock doesn’t last forever and tends to break down and wear off over time.

Five Ways to Protect Your Hardwood Floors from UV Rays

As we stated before, dealing with the issue of fading and discoloration of your hardwood floors doesn’t have a single solution fix. However, it doesn’t have to be timely and costly either. There a few small things that you can do to help reduce the sunlight exposure your hardwood floors receive.

1.   Rearranging Furniture and Area Rugs
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Now and then, walk around your home and move things around. Find the furniture and area rugs in your home that are in the direct path of the sunlight and rearrange them. Moving things around allows the sunlight to hit areas of your home that are shaded, which in turn gives it even sunlight year round. If there are pieces of furniture that you cannot move, at least try and remove area rugs—or avoid putting furniture in direct sunlight.

2.   Window Coveringblinds-2

Installing curtains and blinds are simple ways to prevent sunlight from hitting your floor. Keeping the windows shaded from the light keeps the sunlight and UV rays from shining down on your hardwood floors and fading them. It is a quick and easy defense against the harmful rays. If closing your blinds isn’t ideal, you can always angle the blinds to let sunlight in at an upwards fashion onto the walls and ceilings—opposed to directly onto your floors.

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Window tint can be costly, but highly rewarding in the fight against sunlight and UV rays. Tinting your windows helps cut down on the amount of sunlight and UV rays in your home without completely staying in the dark. Just like with car tint, there are different percentages of tint for your home. This gives you the options of allowing variable sunlight levels inside of your home.

4.   Awningsawning

An awning or overhang is a secondary covering that attaches to the exterior of the wall of your home. Awnings are a great way to help reduce the sun’s rays from coming through your window and deteriorating your hardwood floors. A typical awning is made up of canvas, cotton, or vinyl fabric. You also can see versions that are aluminum, iron, or steel too. Most likely you will see awnings on commercial buildings or restaurants because they are broad enough to cover a substantial area. Awnings also give you the options to have them retractable or stationary. Though they are not the most attractive, they do help keep your floors stay in their original state.

5.   Low Emissivity Glasse-glass

Low emissivity glass window coatings (Low-E), is a microscopically thin, transparent coating. This coating is thinner than human hair—which reflects long-wave infrared heat. It is a highly reflective material that shifts heat or light energy away by air movement or re-radiation. This isn’t something that you can just spray on your existing windows. This option is perfect for people who are looking to replace their old windows with the most up-to-date, go Green windows. These windows are ideal for reducing not only the amount of UV light that comes into your home but also helps you save on your energy bill as well. Though this is the costliest investment on this list, it works wonders on the protection of your hardwood floors.

Floors Already Faded?

Let’s say that you have already attempted to do everything we have stated on our list—what now? Unfortunately, there isn’t much that can be done once your hardwood floors have been discolored. If your floors are too far gone and too faded, you may have to refinish or remove your hardwood floors. However, if your floors aren’t too far gone and the fading isn’t too noticeable—we highly suggest that you take our advice from the list above and start protecting your hardwood floors today.

How Speedy Floor Removal Can Help

Speedy Floor Removal in North Central Florida is the most trusted source for floor removal and surface preparation services. If your floors are severely faded, and you have decided to remove your old flooring and install new flooring, make sure to call Speedy Floor Removal for our professional experience. We guarantee that our virtually dustless floor removal process ensures the proper and healthy removal of your old flooring. Before you install a new floor, make sure to contact Speedy Floor Removal for a free estimate!

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Hardwood Floors vs Tile Floors

Are you tired of always cleaning your carpet? Are you considering trading in your carpet for something else? If you are ready to remove your old floor and, can’t decide between hardwood flooring and tile, this article is for you!

Flooring is the visual foundation of your home interiors. Choosing the correct type of flooring in your home contributes to the lighting, comfort levels, and tone of each room of your home. However, when many people decide they are sick of carpet, the next big question is what’s next? Speedy Floor Removal is here to help you remove your old floor, prep it for your new floor, and since floor is in our name, give you advice on two popular floor choices—hardwood and tile.

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring can not only add to the aesthetic appeal of your home, but can also add to the monetary value as well. According to the National Wood Flooring Association homes with wood floors sold faster and at higher prices than home without wood floors. Hardwood flooring is a feature that is universally attractive, and tends to always stay in style. However, homeowners need to be aware of the pros and cons of hardwood flooring during the decision-making process.

Pros:

  • Easy Maintenance: Hardwood floors can stand the test of time with proper maintenance. Think about it, many homes that are 100 years old still have the original flooring. Most wood floors just need sweeping or vacuuming to keep clean from dust, debris, and spills. They also only need occasional cleaning with wood floor cleaner.
  • Versatile: We already discussed the timeless style of hardwood floors, but they are also very versatile. If at any point in time you want to change up the look of a room, you can quickly throw an area rug down and have a whole new look to the room! Hardwood floors make it easy to decorate and make it easy to match any style.
  • Variety: The possibilities of the choices of hardwood floors is almost endless. There are many stains, woods, thickness levels, and patterns. There is even the option sometimes to mix and match.

Cons

  • Cost: Buying new wood floors will set you back a lot more than installing other floors like tile.
  • Wear: Hardwood floors can be functional even after many years. However, they will still wear and scratch over time. This means that you may have to refinish and fix areas in your wood floor after installation.
  • Noise: Hardwood floors can be quite noisy. Once the floors are installed, they begin to wear and settle immediately, especially in high-traffic areas. Over time, nearly every step you take is makes that distinct creaking noise. Keep in mind that hardwood floors don’t absorb noise as well as carpets do, making everything louder within your home.

Tile Floors

Whether you are currently building your dream home or have lived in the same house for years, there may come a time when new flooring is needed, Speedy Floor Removal wants you to have all the information. Tile flooring is a very practical, economical, and a fashionable option. Tile flooring is still one of the most popular option when it comes to flooring. It is a flooring option that has a diverse range of textures, shapes, colors, and materials that offer limitless options that can satisfy any design style. Just like hardwood flooring, tile floors have their benefits and drawbacks.

Pros:

  • Durable: Tile flooring is extremely tough—and tiles are difficult to crack. A good quality tile can last for up to 20 years and even longer if prepped and maintained properly. If a single tile does end up with a crack in it, the process of replacing or fixing the tile is pretty simple.
  • Cost: Most flooring can cost anywhere between $4-$10 per square foot, but those numbers can vary to two different extremes. This makes tile flooring moderately more expensive than carpet and less costly than hardwood. Also, depending on where the tile floor is installed, it can add long-term value to your home.
  • Non-allergenic: Just like hardwood floor, tile is a hard, solid surface that doesn’t attract dirt, dust, pollen, or other allergens. Unlike carpet, small debris stands out on the surface of tile floors, making it easier to spot and clean. This also helps keep the air clear or irritating materials that can have an effect on asthma suffers.

Cons:

  • Hardness: Tile floors are extremely hard, which makes it very easy to clean and maintain. However, this can also make it difficult and uncomfortable to stand on. Though the hardness of the tile floors can be offset by putting down area rugs in certain places, it isn’t ideal for some people.
  • Weight: The weight of the tile can be a slight problem. Tile floors are heavy, which means that they cannot be installed everywhere. Most of the time tile flooring cannot be installed on upper stories. It is possible, but can be quite difficult to accomplish.
  • Installation: Any type floor installation can be difficult; however, tile floors can be even more difficult to install. Installation requires many tools, grouts, mortars, etc. This is a project that can be done by an amateur, but it is not recommended. Tile floor installation can be difficult, time-consuming, and prone to mistakes.

What’s Next?

Choosing the right type of flooring is important and should be researched thoroughly before deciding. It is also very important to choose the correct contractor. Different contractors have different levels of skill and expertise. Therefore, it’s important to do your research—call around, get multiple estimates, and don’t just choose solely based on price. Instead, choose a flooring contractor that makes you feel comfortable.

It’s also important to properly prepare for you floor installation. Floor removal and preparation is one of the most important steps in installing new tile or hardwood flooring. Make sure your old flooring is removed properly by a floor removal professional.

The Importance of Proper Floor Removal and Preparation

When you make the decision on your new type of floor you want to install, whatever the type, make sure to properly remove and prep your floors. Removing your old floors can be taxing of both time and effort. Trying to remove your old floors without the help of professionals requires grueling and daunting work that is not recommended by any DIYers.

Speedy Floor Removal wants to spare you the stress, aggravation, and the mess! Call us to do the job for you! We have the experience and know how to make your floor removal process easy and hassle free. Make sure to call Speedy Floor Removal today for our virtually dustless floor removal services!

 

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The Importance of Floor Surface Preparation

 

Floor surface preparation is the first and most important step for the installation of any flooring. Without proper floor surface preparation, many problems can arise once you install your new flooring system. If you have ever seen uneven floors, peeling floors, or bubbling floors, it could be because the floor was not prepped properly. Every surface needs to be cleaned, open, and porous for proper floor installation.

Keep in mind that floor surface preparation is not just for residential homes, but also commercial and industrial floors as well. So, what is surface preparation? Read below to find out!

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What Is Floor Surface Preparation?

Surface preparation is the demolition or breaking down of existing flooring and bonding between the concrete and the flooring. Whether it is residential, commercial, or industrial—the floors must be properly prepped for replacement or new floors to be installed. Following the demolition and removal of old flooring, the concrete slab must be prepped—with specific equipment—for installation. This process can be done a few different ways, but it is always with highly specialized machines that remove any elements left behind from old flooring system.

At Speedy Floor Removal, our machines can remove many elements left behind including:

  • Adhesives
  • Thinset
  • Paint
  • Sealer
  • Epoxy
  • And much more!

These specifically designed machines are used to remove existing flooring quickly, safely, and effectively. This normal process also guarantees a smooth and clean surface without damaging the concrete slab underneath. Using these state-of-the-art machines also lets us avoid using harsh chemicals that can cause health concerns for humans and the surrounding environment.

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Poorly Prepped Floor Surfaces: What’s the Risk?

Concrete is a very hardy and sturdy; however, it will deteriorate if not prepped and maintained properly. Some might wonder, “will anyone even see my concrete?” Though you may not see your concrete underneath your floor, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be prepped and maintained properly. When replacing your floors, making sure that the concrete is clean, smooth, and not full of cracks is important. If concrete is not properly prepped and maintained before laying new flooring system, many problems can arise, including:

  • Uneven surfaces
  • Poor adherence
  • Cracks
  • Holes
  • And more!

These side effects can be hazardous to the stability of people, equipment, and even furniture. If the surface prep is not done correctly, your new floor will deteriorate faster and can be a big waste of time and money!

Speedy Floor Removal is the leader in properly prepping floor surfaces in Florida. We guarantee that your concrete slab will look like new and be cleared of any elements for your new floor installation. We have skilled professionals with advanced technology to make sure your floors are spotless for your new flooring! For more information about floor surface preparation, please visit here!

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Speedy Floor Removal is North Central Florida’s most trusted source for floor removal and surface preparation services. Our team is staffed with highly skilled professionals and advanced technological equipment to make the floor removal process as fast and smooth as possible. Our virtually dustless floor removal process ensures a clean and safe process for your home or business. Before you install a new floor, make sure to contact Speedy Floor Removal for a free estimate about floor surface preparation!

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When To Replace Your Flooring

Unfortunately, floors aren’t made to last forever. And while floor cleaning can improve their looks and extend their lives, eventually floors have to be replaced. But how do you know when it’s time to replace your flooring?

Well, the timing depends on your floors. Tile, hardwood, and carpet, and the different types under each of those, come with different shelf lives. The exact time to replace your flooring hinges on several factors, but here are some ways to know when your flooring has seen better days.

Carpet

Carpet has a broad range of life expectancy. Lower quality carpets (like those in your college apartment) typically last one to five years, while the highest quality carpet averages 15 to 25 years. The longevity of your carpet also depends on how many people live with you, if you frequently entertain, if you’re prone to spills, etc.

Though a lot of factors determine how long your carpet will actually last, there are signs you can look for to know when it’s time to move forward.

Stains

This one is the most obvious, but as a reminder: if stains overtake your carpet (and your carpet isn’t in an area where more near-future spills are inevitable – like a playroom), it’s time to consider new carpeting.

Rips and Tears

Sometimes, your carpet will tell you if it needs replacing. It does this by easily ripping or tearing or by coming undone at the ends.

Odors

If something smells off even after you’ve cleaned, it might be your carpet. Sometimes bad smells get deeper than the carpet surface we can clean, and when that happens, it’s time to replace.

Hardwood

With proper care and maintenance, hardwood floors can easily last more than 25 years before even needing major TLC. These floors also have more options than carpet or tile because they can be refinished rather than replaced. If stains cover your floor and you have a few boards that never stop squeaking, you can probably still get by with refinishing. But sometimes, those incredible hardwoods reach the point of no return.

Extreme Movement

If more than a few of your boards squeak or your floor feels like it shifts more than normal, your floor is probably beyond repair. Their movement makes refinishing processes like sanding and finishing significantly more difficult and makes the results look lackluster.

Structural Issues

If your floor slopes, there’s probably an issue beyond refinishing. It most likely points to a structural issue, and to fix that, a large part (or all) of your floor must come up. Your entire house sits on your foundation, and even small issues can turn into something bigger. It’s a good idea to go ahead and at least have someone look at your foundation if your floors slope.

Tile

Tile floors have an incredibly long life expectancy – if they’re taken care of. Ceramic tile can easily last 75 to 100 years, while natural stone (like marble or granite) can last well over 100.  Tile has the advantage of allowing you to replace a tile or a section if a major stain or break occurs, but that’s assuming someone still makes the tile you need. If your tile has gone out of production, you may have to replace the entire floor.

Whether you’re looking at a single tile, a small section, or an entire floor, here are some things that may indicate it’s time to make a replacement.

Cracks and Chips

A number of things could cause your tile to crack. Common causes include sharp blows (dropping even a heavy pot or pan), heavy loads (like your washer, dryer, or fridge), and more. If only one or two tiles have mild cracks, you can choose not to replace, but if a section cracks for no apparent reason, the foundation could be to blame, and it’s a good idea to have it replaced.

Tenting

Depending on the joints, adhesives, and other things used in the installation process, your tiles may “tent” – actually come up – a little or even a lot. Unfortunately, if this happens (and it can happen just weeks after installation), you need to replace or redo your tiles.

Loose Tile

Sometimes, tiles come loose. It could be from bad adhesive or grout, or it could be a sign of more serious structural issues. Loose tiles pose a danger to people walking over them, so you should replace at least one tile as quickly as possible. If it’s more than one tile, you should have your foundation checked.

Summary

Unfortunately, floors aren’t meant to last forever. Whether they’re carpet, hardwood, tile, or something else (like laminate), you could replace your floors because of their looks, their smells, or their deeper issues. If something happens with your floors that could point to foundation problems, make sure to get it checked. Otherwise, whether or not to replace your flooring is really up to you.

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Floor Removal Machines: How Do They Work?

Tile Floor Removal in Florida

At Speedy Floor Removal, we use top of the line machines which can remove the flooring and coating in homes and businesses throughout the Gainesville, Florida area. These machines remove the flooring, remove glue, and leave behind little to no dust! However, we have many people who ask us, “How do these floor removal machines work?”

Below, our floor removal experts explain how our machines and floor removal processes work.

About the Floor Removal Machines

At Speedy Floor Removal, we often use two machines to completely remove flooring. The first machine is specially designed to remove tile, hardwood floor, carpet, and more. One of our floor removal experts sits on this machine and drives it throughout the home to remove all flooring. Then, our team disposes the old wood, carpet, or tile. Even though the flooring is removed, the project is only halfway done.

Coating Removal

The second step is to remove the glue and coating. In order for new flooring to be installed, this glue must be removed. Unfortunately, this is where the dust is created and scattered throughout your home. To capture this dust, we use another special machine which sands down this coating and sucks the dust at the same time. The dust is sucked through a hose and then released in a bucket outside of the home of building. With this type of machinery, dust is captured and disposed of before it is released into the home. With our special machinery, you can count on a dust-free floor removal process which can help you and loved ones breathe easier.

At Speedy Floor Removal, we remove this dust and all of the debris to leave your home clean and ready for new flooring. Your cleanup process is eliminated with us so you can focus on remodeling and replacing your home.

To learn more about our floor removal machines and process, check out our video below. Or, give us a call to talk to one of our floor removal specialists.

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Speedy Floor Removal is a floor removal company serving the Gainesville, Florida and surround areas. Our team is highly trained to bring you exceptional service and quality work each and every time. When you choose us, you can guarantee your renovation will be easier and most of all, cleaner. Contact us today to learn about our Florida floor removal business!

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The Advantages of Carpet Tile

Are you looking for a low-maintenance, efficient, durable, high-quality, low-priced, commercial grade flooring option? Well, we may have just what you’re looking for. Although it may sound too good to be true, there does indeed exist a product so versatile that can meet all of these requirements.  

Carpet Tile

Why bury the lead?

The product we’re talking about is carpet tile. Believe it or not, carpet tiles have been in use since the mid-nineteenth century and were first sold by a small Dutch carpeting company outside of Amsterdam. The idea behind the invention of carpet tile was to design a product that would have the same functions as a full sized carpet, but eliminate the waste that occurs from cutting and trimming to fit certain spaces.

Carpet tile would continue to gain popularity throughout Europe, especially in urban areas in which many people lived in small apartments and did not have enough space for a full-sized rug. It proved popular in the commercial sector as well and many businesses made the switch to carpet tile because of its remarkable durability.

Uses and Advantages

Now that you know a little bit about the history of carpet tile, lets dive into what sets it apart from every other flooring product on the market.

As mentioned above, carpet tile is an extremely durable, heavy duty product. Not only is it resistant to tearing, but it is entirely waterproof. In fact, carpet tile is considered the best wearing carpet on the market, which means that you can put them through lots of abuse and they will remain in pristine condition.

Unlike other forms of tile, carpet tile does not use cement or high-powered glues in order to remain solidly positioned on the floor. Instead, carpet tile uses a pressure sensitive adhesive that never fully hardens. This allows each tile to remain easily autonomous so that they can be individually moved or replaced. There are four points of adhesion at each corner of the tile. Once you’ve peeled back the protective coverings to expose the adhesive, you simply position the tile as desired, place it flat on the floor and apply pressure. You’ll notice right away that the tile remains solidly in place.

The solid vinyl backing underneath each carpet tile is designed to remain bonded to the fabric on the top of the tile. Even with a high volume of daily traffic and movement back and forth of heavy machinery, the vinyl backing will not separate, allowing carpet tile to maintain the seamless appearance of traditional carpeting.

Although many commercial carpet tiles are only available with minimal color options, residential carpet tiles are available in a wide array of patterns and designs and can add quite a bit of character to your home. In order to make life even simpler, each carpet tile is marked with arrows which are visible on the vinyl backing. These arrows allow you to easily identify where to point the tile in order to execute the pattern correctly.

In addition to being highly durable, versatile and user friendly, carpet tile is also surprisingly affordable. Priced anywhere from $1.50 – $3.00 per square foot, carpet tile provides a great option for anyone looking to secure great looking carpeting at a low price with the option to remove or replace at any time.

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