Traditional broadloom carpet may be a common flooring option for residential homes, but carpet tiles are quickly becoming a popular flooring option. There are several reasons for this popularity, such as ease of installation, maintenance, and increased durability.
In this article, we will take a look at broadloom carpet vs. carpet tiles from multiple standpoints, including the cost of materials, installation labor and installation materials, as well as the warranties often associated with both styles.
To help accommodate the growing attention to the latex allergy and your family’s distinct needs, we have dedicated a section of our website to products that are free of the harmful latex allergen, our Latex Free Flooring page. All of the products on this page have been certified latex free and are safe flooring options for anyone with a latex allergy. Below, we have highlighted a few of our more popular products along with their varying uses.
Our Terra Lock and Textured Virgin Rubber Tiles are incredibly durable and come in a variety of color options. These tiles are constructed from 100% virgin rubber – a synthetic rubber compound that includes no latex or recycled rubber. Providing excellent slip resistance as well as resistance to bacterial growth, these tiles are great for residential and commercial gym use. Excellent for high use gym areas, these tiles have been made to handle the weight of commercial grade exercise equipment but are not recommended for use in heavy free weight areas. Read more…
- Rubber flooring is great for use as garage flooring.
This myth is one of the most common we have seen and is the single reason why we decided to get into the garage flooring market years ago. In fact Google itself says that 590 people search for the term “rubber garage flooring” every single month in the USA. So why isn’t rubber flooring good for use in garages? Well the reason we don’t recommend using rubber flooring in garages is because 90% of the rubber flooring sold in the U.S. is made from rebonded rubber. Rebonded rubber is essentially rubber that is held together by polyurethane based glue. If oil or solvents spill on rebonded rubber flooring, the polyurethane glue will break down over time and thus break down the flooring. That is why we do not recommend using rubber flooring in garages but rather recommend different alternatives such as PVC or polypropylene flooring. If you did want to use rubber flooring as garage flooring, then we would just advise that vulcanized rubber flooring or virgin rubber flooring be used. Vulcanized and virgin rubber are not adhered together with glue but rather melted together with heat to form extremely durable rubber flooring that is resistant to break down from oils and solvents.
An example of vulcanized rubber flooring can be found here: http://www.rubberflooringinc.com/interlocking-tile/12-rubber-gym-tile.html
An example of virgin rubber flooring can be found here: http://www.rubberflooringinc.com/interlocking-tile/14-terra-lock-virgin-rubber-tile.html Read more…
After much anticipation, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Flex Loc garage tile collection!
This new offering still features high quality construction similar to the rest of our hard plastic tiles, but the Flex Loc Collection boasts many new and awe-inspiring features, such as: Read more…
Many of you have asked us, and we have decided to partner up with another American company to give you what you have been asking for. We are thrilled to announce that we have officially launched our new line of Cheer & Wrestling mats that are made right here in the USA.
Our new Cheer/Gymnastics Mats feature a durable carpet surface over Cross link Polyethylene Foam, creating a safe and durable practice space.
Home Cheer Mats are lightweight, easy to move from space to space, and offer impact absorption and enhanced performance. The largest cheer mat size, our Deluxe Cheer Mats, are just as durable as our other sizes and offer a 5’x10’ practice space. Easy to roll, set up and move, these versatile mats can be used for cheerleading, gymnastics, tumbling, and more.
We just wanted to make a quick post and let everyone know that we recently launched our new sister site http://www.flooringinc.com . FlooringInc.com currently carries all types of flooring including laminate, engineered hardwood, cork flooring, vinyl flooring and more. We also plan to add bamboo flooring, ceramic tile, travertine and any other type of flooring option available. Basically the goal is to make a one stop flooring shop.
Some of the brands FlooringInc.com currently carries include Shaw, Milliken, US Floors, Joy Carpets, and Fanmats. In addition, FlooringInc.com also offers numerous private label flooring products to ensure some low cost flooring options.
For more information on FlooringInc.com, please visit the site here.
Considering new flooring in your kitchen? Vinyl is the way to go. Easy to clean and maintain, vinyl flooring is built with multiple layers for durability and resistance to water and staining, making it the perfect flooring solution for your kitchen and all the little messes you might create.
There are many vinyl flooring options and styles to choose from, the best of which is based on your personal preference and DIY ability.
Vinyl Sheets – A low cost choice for large kitchen areas, vinyl sheet flooring can be a difficult installation without the help of a hired professional. Installation of vinyl sheets require laying sticky adhesive and heat welding the vinyl seams for a seamless appearance, a practice which is unforgiving if a mistake is made. We recommend hiring a professional for this permanent installation due to the advanced nature of the installation.
Peel & Stick Vinyl Tiles – Peel and stick tiles are offered in a variety of colors and patterns, allowing for endless options for your kitchen floor. The peel and stick construction of these tiles make them incredibly easy to install without having to hire a professional, ideal for any DIY-er. These resilient vinyl tiles only require a straight edge and a utility knife for installation, and replacing a damaged tile in the future will be just as easy. Read more…