Carpet Tiles FAQ's


What are Carpet tiles?

LVT means Luxury Vinyl Tile, however most refer to them as Vinyl Planks.

LVT is made by hot pressing several layers to unsure maximum durability. We start with a PVC base, then topped that with a fill layer for dimensional stability. We then place on a photographic image layer (called a print film) to replicate a wood, ceramic or stone design. Then on top of this image, a clear vinyl wear layer is applied and embossed to protect the tile or plank, allow for extra durability and create a realistic texture of the original material.

Depending on the rage of LVT there may be various differences in the layers making up the flooring. For example - in our Easy Lay product we allow for extra layers. This makes the product thicker so we can lay them over existing or uneven floors. 

Are Carpet tiles hard wearing?

Yes. Most of our carpet tiles are commercially rated and come from the same manufacturers that our sister company ProjectFloors utilizes. We have even installed them in many of New Zealand's largest retailers and Auckland Airport. They have been the preferred flooring option through-out New Zealand homes and commercial sectors for many years - as they are super hard wearing.

Can I install My Floor products myself?

100% All our products at MyFloor are DIY capable and can be installed by yourselves. Carpet tiles are particularly easy, there are a few tips and tricks though - check out our DIY install guides.

Where can I use Carpet Tiles?

Carpet tiles are great for rooms where you want comfort and warmth underfoot - or where you want to install a temporary carpeted floor. Ideally bedrooms, living areas, commercial space and offices. Carpet tiles are great for high traffic areas - however we don't recommend it in Kitchens, bathrooms and laundry's as in these wet areas we would normally recommend some type of hard flooring.  

What is Pile?

Pile refers to the fiber length, loops, cuts, twist and overall construction of the carpet fibers. This is the soft surface that's made carpet so popular. A high pile, means the fibers are taller and looser - a low pile on the other hand, has shorter carpet fibers and tighter loops.

What does Cut, Loop and Texture mean?

This refers to the Cut of the carpet pile fibers. Different cuts and loops create different effects to the overall texture.

When choosing Broadloom - quality, fiber type, weight, tightness of the stitching and pile height are all factors that will affect a carpet’s performance. Here are the most popular types of pile.

Cut pile

CUT PILE: The most popular style for residential carpets and the most readily available. Cut pile carpets are soft and durable. Since there are no loops to get caught on and pulled, it is a good option for homes with pets and kids. A short pile length is great for low-maintenance, and longer piles great for a more retro look.

loop pile

LOOP PILE: A loop pile carpet is made with a loop in the thread pulled through the backing. This style of carpet is hard wearing, durable and doesn’t tend to show tracking (footprints) as the fibers are less likely to squish. Loops can also be made with blends of different colored yarns, making them better for wear with high traffic as the color is more varied.

texture pile
TEXTURED LOOP PILE: A tyoe of loop pile carpet - Texture loop piles is usually made using loops of a single color, with loops at varying heights to create surface texture.– the cut pile process combined with uneven and or twisted fibers – makes them both extremely hard wearing and less likely to show up dirt, tracks or dents
Cut Loop
CUT + LOOP PILE: Cut and loop textures, or level loop and cut pile are carpets which have a combination of cut and loop pile. They often have a very fine and luxurious finish giving a prestigious finish to living areas.

 

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