Focus Floors has made it a priority to make our carpet tile products available to everyone in the continental US. While we work very hard to make sure that we have the lowest prices is the industry, we are acutely aware that shipping cost and options affect buying decisions. Our sales representatives always keep this and the overall value of our carpet tile and squares in mind. As you can imagine, there are many shipping options available today. As a company, we work with our freight carriers to find the best possible prices on getting our products to our consumers. It doesn’t matter to us if you are a residential consumer buying 500 square feet or a commercial consumer buying 5000 square yards. Further, it doesn’t matter to us if you are in Brooklyn, NY, Chicago, IL, or Los Angeles, CA, we work to get the best price on shipping and freight for you.
Shipping to these major cities and all other cities in the USA.
Kansas City, MO
New York City, NY
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Sugar Land, TX
Carpet tiles have traditionally been used in spaces where the end use dictates the need for a durable, versatile floor covering. Today, various uses of carpet tiles include basements, family rooms, children’s bedrooms, bathrooms, mud/laundry rooms, schools, hospitals, day cares, boats, home and commercial office spaces, retail stores, and trade shows. Consumers have used them for RV’s garages and on floors and ceilings providing acoustical advantages in recording studios.
Focus Floors has been working to develop new products that use only renewable (recycled) materials. Both commercial and residential products are developed to offer environmental sustainability while not compromising aesthetics or performance. There is a fine line in using recyclable raw materials. First, the cost: There is a cost to remove a product that’s selected for recycling. This is the removal from an existing floor. Then there is the freight cost to bring the product back into Chattanooga, TN where Focus Floors uses Certified Recycling to recycle their products. This is where the product begins its refining process of breaking down the old products content. This process varies depending on the original products make-up but all recycling has direct costs involved. the equipment that reformulates a used carpet tile into pellets that can be re-used obviously requires energy to run.
Once, you have recycled content to go back into new products you are only able to reintroduce 20-30% recycled content with 70-80% new raw materials. This is the main reason for expanding the number of new products that can use a percentage of recycled content. Besides a wider range of products there has become a need to develop lighter weight products that still have the same wear or performance capability as a older version that was heavier because it used more raw materials. This process is working and thanks to improved product development less is proving it can be best. Processes that offer the consumer lighter but stronger features are a key to maximizing the use of recycled content.
Focus Floors is constantly looking at ways to reduce their impact on the land air and water.
There are three primary backing systems on carpet tiles or squares such as cushion, vinyl, and thermoplastic. All three can be used in a residential or commercial setting. The cushion back can be a nice addition to any home or commercial office. These are well sought out after tiles by many customers. Many of these tiles are thicker and have a little bit more give to them than the other backing systems, but will still allow for the smooth flow of an office chair to glade along without any problem. They hold up to heavy traffic and heavy furniture as well. Cushion back tiles can come in many different sizes such as 18,24″,36″, and 39″. Milliken manufactures a nice cushion back tile.
HGTV presents a basic video on installing carpet tile. This video highlights one of the main benefits of using carpet tile in a high traffic area, to perserve your hard service flooring such as hardwood. This video is part of “Don’t Sweat It” show hosted by Steve Watson
With any products there are pros and cons. This list is intended to provide you with some basic reasons why carpet tile is superior to other flooring options such as hardwood or roll carpet in certain applications.
Carpet tile is a more comfort oriented flooring product, much like roll carpet. It provides a warmer feel and insulates better than hard surface such as hardwood.
Carpet tile is acoustically superior to hardwood and roll carpet for home theater and studio installation because of its dense face construction and backing system.
The condensed vinyl backing system of carpet tile is superior to all other carpet backing systems. It is moisture resistant and does not allow bacteria or spills to penetrate the tile. It is totally bonded to the back of the carpet so it cannot be detached by either foot or rolled traffic. This backing system prevents the edges or seams from raveling.
Unlike rolled goods, carpet tiles are easily shipped, stored, and moved around.
Strong do-it-yourself appeal. Carpet tiles can easily be installed by non-expert installers with minimal effort.
Furniture does not have to be moved out for the installation of carpet tile. Workstations, files, pianos and pool tables, can be jacked up or slid as the tile is being installed.
Tiles can be easily replaced when they become damaged, soiled or worn. You can also rotate worn or soiled tiles to a less obvious spot within the room to extend the life of your carpet tiles. Soiled carpet tiles can be cleaned either by the owner or by a professional then placed back on the floor.
Most carpet manufacturers recommend chair pads under furniture with casters such as chairs. Carpet tile performs best without them and can be replaced after excessive use.
Carpet tiles allow for creativity with how the tiles are placed on the floor. Tiles can be quarter-turned to create a pattern. You can make a border with a different color pattern. You can rearrange the tiles to give a new feel to the room.
Carpet tiles are “green” and eco-friendly. Every part of the carpet tile can be ground up and recycled.
With all the great innovation in home electronics and systems integration, the popularity of home theater, media rooms, and man caves has become main stream. Selecting the electronic components and the comfort components both have to serve multiple purposes. The electronics have to perform yet be visually appealing or hidden away. The comfort components such as carpet have to be visually appealing and functional for sound absorption. Carpet tile is a flooring product that meets these two basic requirements for home theater and man caves. Carpet tiles are available in many colors and patterns specifically for the home. These affordable, hard wearing carpet tiles are extremely resilient, easy to clean, and offers spectacular acoustical advantages.
Installing electronics for your home theater or man cave will probably require a professional installation team. Carpet tile, on the other hand, is an easy do-it-yourself project that will help you budget more for the thrilling aspects of the home theater while still providing maximum aesthetic and acoustical value.
For more information on using carpet tile as a floor covering for home theaters and man caves, please contact Focus Floors.
Focus Floors of Chattanooga, TN is pleased to announce the official launch of their new blog, Focus on Carpet Tiles. This new blog is intended to help carpet tile buyers understand the product, its installation, application and care. Focus Floors has been operating for over 30 years in various aspects of the flooring industry. The Focus on Carpet Tiles blog is an extension of that experience to consumers in a manner that will help them better understand modular carpet and related flooring products.
“We believe that carpet tile is a superior floor covering product for many applications such as home offices, basements, home theater, playrooms, and child bedrooms. Modern carpet tile certainly works as a fashion statement in the most formal settings. Really, most any floor where durability, ease of installation and the accent of aesthetic diversity is desired will benefit from carpet tile. We, at Focus Floors, have taken on the task of helping consumers understand these modular flooring products and their attributes. We’ll also explain, installation techniques, design and aesthetic principles and anything else we believe will benefit our customer. We believe that this can be a valuable resource.”
The Focus on Carpet Tiles blog is up and running now and ready to serve flooring consumers. The archive of beneficial information is growing and will continue to grow. Users are invited to submit their questions to the experts at Focus Floors. These questions will be answered in a timely manner and hopefully can benefit others as they come to the blog looking for answers to their questions.
This is a 18″ Milliken new cushion back tile. Must take whole lot. The cushion back tiles move fast. It is recommended to call or email to check stock on these tiles or to place a sample order to get a good feel and look of our tiles.
Focus Floors was first born in 1977 with a goal of manufacturing carpet tiles for the commercial flooring market. Today, we focus on affordable carpet tile products for the DIY home market. We are proud that we can deliver quality flooring at low, every day prices.