Flooring comes in many forms, styles, colours, and resistance levels, each with different properties. The most common form of flooring was once in roll form, often in the form of broadloom carpets. In addition to this most flooring materials are also available in tile form, or otherwise known as modular flooring. Modular flooring has been around for some time, but increasingly has become more popular in recent years.
There are various types of tile style flooring, which include: vinyl tiles & planks, lino tiles, laminate planks, rubber floor tiles and carpet tiles. Generally they will cost more in tile form than sheet form as it takes an extra manufacturing process, to accurately cut pieces to size. Having said that, there are still some great benefits over any type of flooring in roll format that include:
- Smaller pieces of flooring means they are easier to pickup, transport and handle so getting them to your home can easily be done yourself.
- Following on from that as they are easy to handle parts, it makes fitting much easier, and easier to correct if any mistakes are made. It is normally a case of just slotting together for resilient floor coverings, or maybe just resting side by side for such as carpet tiles. Really due to the fact there is no full roll to replace in event of an error, but only the tile in question than needs refitting or replacing.
- As time goes on and after a lot of footfall has gone across the flooring it can cause one area to wear much greater than another. Or sometimes accidents can happen and it can lead to damaged areas. The great thing now, is that you do not have to replace the flooring in the whole of the room, but only that small area that was damaged. Hopefully you did keep a few spares from your original installation.
- Rather than 1 straight pattern, or monotone colour as with a single piece of floor material, by using a modular system, unique patterns can be created, maybe some very vivid in imagination, or maybe some more simplistic contemporary designs. Such as a border, or random squares that compliment or contrast with the main colour. This is often more so the case with carpet tiles, of which some good examples can be seen here.
Coming in a great range of different forms from lino floor tiles to carpet tiles, each different flooring covering has its own unique set of benefits and drawbacks that sets itself aside from all the other alternatives. Certain types of modular flooring will work better than others in certain areas. For example carpet tiles being a soft and generally non waterproof material will be better in dry areas well inside any building. For those heavy traffic areas a resilient floor covering such as vinyl may be better, some of which comes with a prefabricated non slip shield, so great for wet areas and entrance areas.
So with great design features, money saving points, and all round being more economical, certainly do not rule out the use of modular flooring in any interior area, whether at home or your work.