UK: Carpet Tiles: Carpet Tile Manufacturers & Suppliers
ABOUT CARPET TILES
Carpet tiles are panels of carpet (normally between 400mm and 800mm square) on a firm backing, which can be laid as tiles. They may be plain, to produce the effect of a normal fitted carpet, or may be laid in geometric patterns for decorative effect. The two main advantages of loose-laid carpet tiles over conventional fitted carpet are that they can easily be lifted for access to under-floor services, and that they can me moved around to equalise wear. Their disadvantage is that they may become dislodged resulting in an unsightly look and tripping risks. Leading UK suppliers of carpet tiles are profiled below the panel of sponsored links.
LEADING CARPET TILE MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS
Heuga: Carpet Tiles. Heuga, headquartered
in the Netherlands, is the leading European manufacturer of carpet tiles. It was
bought by Interface, the leading US manufacturer of carpet tiles, in 1988, when
Heuga was put up for sale by the 13 children of Heuga's founder. The Interface
group is now the world's largest manufacturer of carpet tiles. Heuga
carpet tiles, which are sold under the Flor brand name, are very robust, with
strong resistance to fading, shrinkage, or warping. They do not require any
underlay or glue, and can be laid to that the sit directly on the timber or
concrete floor. They may be laid aligned, so that the joints practically
disappear, or they may be laid in a chequerboard pattern to emphasise the tile
effect. They are available in a wide range of materials, colours, and textures.
The Heuga website contains an index of stockists, and articles on Fitting
Instructions and Floor Maintenance Guidelines.
Carpet Tile Wholesale: Carpet Tiles. Carpet Tile Wholesale, which is based in Nottingham, supplies a wide range of cut pile and loop pile carpet tiles. Brands stocked by Carpet Tile Wholesale include: Burmatex, Heckmondwike, and Heuga. Typical carpet tiles use an 80% wool, 20% nylon Axminster construction. They are available in a choice of pile weights (1150 to 1350 gms per square metre) and tile sizes (440 x 440mm or 880 x 880mm). Their carpet tiles have been designed to replicate the look and feel of an 80/20 wool/nylon carpet. The nylon fibre is spun into a fine carpet yarn and is then hank dyed - both methods that are usually associated with the traditional semi-worsted process. The result is a hardwearing surface which resembles a traditional finish. The textured twist pile surface acts to conceal joints. The website contains an online Tile Calculator which translates room dimensions into number of carpet tiles required.
Burmatex: Carpet Tiles. Burmatex, based in Ossett, West Yorkshire, and Konin, Poland, is a manufacturer of carpet and carpet tiles. Burmatex carpet tiles are presented on its website in four categories: Fibre Bonded, Structure Bonded, Tufted, and Evolve. The Fibre Bonded range of carpet tiles is available in several textures: Velour, Fine Rib, Broad Rib, and Classic Flat. Each is available in between 12 and 32 colours. The Structure Bonded range is suited for heave contract applications including commercial interiors, schools, and public buildings. It is made from 85% polypropylene and 15% nylon. It is available in 27 colours. Burmatex tufted carpet tiles are available in three textures: Level Loop Pile Carpet Tiles, Textured Loop Pile Carpet Tiles, and Cut Pile Carpet Tiles. The Evolve range of carpet tiles are are of striking contemporary colours and designs; they can be used separately or in combination.
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