Carpet Tile Benefits


What are carpet tiles?

Carpet tiles are a type of flooring that can be used as an alternative to the more commonly used broadloom carpet. They provide all the warmth and underfoot comfort you’d expect from carpet, but are available in practical module sizes. Carpet tiles come in a selection of sizes, patterns and materials – but all Interface carpet tiles are modular and work together.

The benefits of carpet tile flooring

They’re modular
Modular carpet tiles are 4 times more efficient as compared to broadloom carpet. Modular tiles are not only easy to fit, they are much easier to store and with the i2 feature, even easier to replace the same color & design after years of use.

They’re carbon neutral
We’ve been on our sustainability mission for over a quarter of a century, consistently working towards reducing our environmental impact. When you specify flooring from Interface, you’re selecting products that are carbon neutral across their full product lifecycle.

They’re durable
We go beyond standard wear and tear testing with our Colour Fastness Test (Test designed to access colour change caused by light & wear on carpet surface​), Castor Chair Test (Test designed to simulate effect of castor chairs used in commercial spaces on carpet) and Vetterman Drum Test (Test designed to simulate constant walking traffic). Learn more here.

They’re versatile
Individual tiles can be swapped with ease if damaged, or if you simply want a change. They’re easy to mix and match too – so you can be creative and work tile-by-tile.

They can improve indoor air quality
Indoor air quality is proven to affect the health, well-being and productivity of people who inhabit a space. Breathe easier with carpet that protects against the growth of mold, mildew and other odor-causing microorganisms. Learn more here.

They offer superior acoustics
Sound-reducing flooring is an ideal solution to mitigate the effects of noise in any space, and at Interface, we design our products with acoustics in mind. More here.

Low total cost of ownership
Together, all of these benefits make carpet tiles excellent value for money.

The technical benefits

They can be used with LVT
Available in either 50x50 cm squares or skinny 25x100 cm planks, our LVT module sizes are the same as our carpet tiles.

Some colours are light-reflecting
Certain carpet tile colours have a high light reflecting value (LRV). This means that the tiles reflect more light, so less artificial light is needed to illuminate them.

Simple installation
Carpet tiles are typically much simpler and quicker to install than broadloom. And, TacTiles® make installation easy, clean, and sustainable. Made from PET with virtually zero VOCs, they connect horizontally with backing that ‘hugs’ the floor, so there’s no need for glue.

An environmentally friendly option

Less waste
Carpet tile installation produces less waste than broadloom, and as single tiles can be replaced, entire carpets don’t need to be ripped up and discarded when damage occurs.

Industry-leading carbon footprint
We have a history of sustainability, and have reduced the carbon footprint of our carpet tiles by over 60% – making it the lowest in the industry.

Interface has partnered with the Zoological Society of London to buy discarded fishing nets from some of the poorest communities in the world. The nets are recycled into new yarn for our carpet tiles by Aquafil. The benefits? Fewer ghost nets, less virgin materials, and a new source of income for the communities. Learn more here.

Our carpet tile range

From commercial spaces to corporate rooms, our carpet tiles suit a variety of design challenges.

If you're not sure where to start, take a look at the following.

Need advice? Speak to our Concept Design team.

Your 15-year warranty

Our carpet tiles come with a 15-year warranty, so your floor will look just as good years from now as it does on day one.

Carpet, meet LVT

Compatible in height and size, our LVT and carpet tiles have been designed to join seamlessly – with no transition strips. Create beautiful style and colour combinations using products that were made for each other.