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- What is the difference between broadloom and tile?
- Broadloom is the description of wide width (broad) carpet or roll goods, normally manufactured 3.66 or 4.00m wide. Carpet tile is produced in a modular format, i.e. squares 500 x 500, with an attached backing for strength and stability.
- Are all of your products available in carpet tile?
- No, only certain products can be produced successfully in a modular format. It depends on the pattern and construction of the carpet. To produce a quality carpet tile we want to see that the product will join easily and can be installed to achieve a broadloom effect. Some of our newer textured loops can also be successfully installed by quarter turning the tile when it is laid to provide a checkerboard effect.
- I am working on an office project, do I have to use carpet tile?
- Not necessarily, if you have a raised floor system for cable management and the floor panels are going to be uplifted on a regular basis, then in this situation carpet tile is the only answer. But if you have a solid floor with floor boxes or perimeter cable, then there is no reason why you can't use broadloom carpet.
- Is there a difference in cost between carpet tile and broadloom?
- Yes, on an equal specification (ie same weight and construction) the broadloom product will be cheaper. When manufacturing a carpet tile there will be waste when the module is cut from sheet material, plus additional costs for an attached backing.
- If I change the colour of the carpet, will there be a charge for this?
- No, most of our broadloom ranges are piece dyed and can be recoloured for as little as 50.0 sqm. When we manufacture a custom carpet there is a production overage of up to 5%, which we would expect the customer to take. Also included in this service is the production of colour samples, which normally takes a couple of weeks.
- Are your carpets treated with Scotchguard?
- Not any more… All of our carpets are now treated with DuraTech, which provides life of the carpet stain protection, whereas the old Scotchguard treatment was only effective for a limited time period.
- If I specify a wool carpet, am I getting a better product?
- 10 years ago, this might have been the case, but the latest nylon yarns from Invista have been engineered for commercial use and completely out perform wool, which is really a domestic fibre. Yarns like Antron Legacy and Lumena carry comprehensive performance warranties and have life of the carpet static protection.