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Carpet Tiles vs Broadloom

April 26, 2023

Carpet tiles and broadloom are both popular choices for flooring in both residential and commercial spaces. Here are some key differences between the two:

  1. Size and Installation: Carpet tiles are small, typically 18 inches by 18 inches, and are installed individually. Broadloom, on the other hand, comes in large rolls that are typically 12 feet wide and can be cut to fit the space. Installation of broadloom requires more skill and experience to ensure proper fitting and stretching.
  2. Design Options: Carpet tiles offer a wide range of design options, including different colours, patterns, and textures. They can be arranged in different patterns to create a unique look. Broadloom, however, typically has a limited selection of patterns and colours, and the design is determined by the size of the room.
  3. Maintenance: Both carpet tiles and broadloom require regular cleaning to maintain their appearance and longevity. However, if a section of carpet tile is damaged, it can be easily replaced without the need to replace the entire floor. With broadloom, if a section is damaged, the entire piece will need to be replaced.
  4. Durability: Broadloom is generally considered to be more durable than carpet tiles because it is installed as one large piece, reducing the likelihood of seams coming apart. However, modern carpet tiles are made with durable materials and can hold up well in high-traffic areas.

Overall, the choice between carpet tiles and broadloom depends on the specific needs of the space. Carpet tiles offer more design options and flexibility, while broadloom offers greater durability and a seamless look.

If you have any questions or need some more information to help make your decision, please do not hesitate to call a member of our sales team for some friendly advice. You can reach us by calling 0207 739 5051 or email us at