Carpet tiles have been chosen by architects and interior designers for many years to dress the floor in commercial arenas. This is because they are known to be durable, value for money and of course, easily replaceable.
Nowadays, with suppliers like modulyss and Tretford, designers are also guaranteed beautiful, luxurious and colourful carpet tile ranges as well. Many are suitable for hospitality, education and residential situations.
What some people may not be aware of is that by using carpet tiles designers will already be helping the environment by creating less overall waste than other carpet options.
Take the below calculation, for example:
— Broadloom carpet is generally 3.66m wide
— For a 4.5m wide x 8m long room, 2 x 8m rolls of broadloom would be needed
— 1x full roll (3.66m) would be used. Only 0.84 x 8m of the other roll would be used
This leaves wastage of (3.66m – 0.84m) 2.82m x 8m long. This is equal to 22.56m² or 91 carpet tiles worth of waste.
If standard sized (50cm x 50cm) carpet tiles were used for the same room you would need:
— 4.5m x 8m = 36m²
— This is equivalent to 144 carpet tiles, leaving no wastage after installation.
This clearly shows that choosing to use carpet tiles is an extremely effective way of minimising waste. Once a design is created, the carpet tiles can be ordered according to the design, also creating minimal offcuts.
On top of this, Heritage Carpets use environmentally conscious packaging for their carpet tiles. The boxes are made from recycled materials and can be recycled again. A note goes in each delivery with a list of recommended places and contacts to send cardboard for recycling within New Zealand.
To find out more about what Heritage Carpets does to minimise installation waste and encourage recycling, contact an Architectural Consultant for a chat.