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Are you unsure of which carpet tiles to buy for your project? With so many different types, styles and brands to choose from, you’re bound to feel confused. But it’s an important decision. Your carpet can have a significant impact on the look and feel of a room and it takes up a big chunk of your budget – which is why it’s important to do your research and think carefully about your choice.

In the following blog, we outline five factors that you should consider when choosing commercial carpet tiles and offer some top tips on how to choose the best style for your needs.

5 factors to consider when choosing carpet tiles

Style and design

Carpet squares come in a vast range of colours and patterns and they give you the freedom to be creative. You need to consider what is most suitable for your space. Do you want to keep it subtle and understated or would you like something eye-catching and unique? It’s a good idea to incorporate your brand colours. However, make sure to choose a style that compliments the room and be brave enough to mix-and-match a few different colours and designs.


When carpeting a commercial or public space (e.g. an office), it’s important to consider the level of day-to-day foot traffic that it will experience. Busy areas should, ideally, be fitted with a durable, high-quality carpet – something that is built to last and can withstand everyday wear and tear.

You should also think about the room’s intended furniture. Whilst a thick, plush carpet may look great, it is not always the most practical option (e.g. when an office uses castor desk chairs).


Unlike most other types of flooring, carpet absorbs sound and reduces the level of noise produced upon contact. This quality can also be strengthened with the addition of certain carpet backing.

If your space is open-plan – and acoustics are an issue – it is, therefore, a good idea to check the acoustic performance of your chosen carpet tiles. It may not seem like a very important factor. However, we guarantee, it can make a huge difference to the overall noise level of your room.


Industrial carpet can have a significant impact on the warmth of a room. Generally speaking, the thicker the carpet is, the more insulation it will provide – and this is something to consider before deciding on your new tiles. Yes, thinner heavy-duty tiles are more practical, but they can leave the room feeling cold and uncomfortable. If you’re looking to improve the room’s heat-retention and reduce your future heating costs, loop pile carpet tiles are a much better option.


Before you choose a new set of commercial carpet tiles, it is important to calculate a realistic budget. You need to decide exactly how much you wish to spend. This will then narrow down your available options, making it easier to identify the best style for you, without breaking the bank!

Contact WJD Flooring for tailored advice and guidance

Apr 15, 2024 By Samantha Thompson