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5 Reasons to Choose Carpet Tiles for Your Kid’s Room

We get asked all the time “What’s the best flooring for kids’ rooms?” We are a big fan of carpet tiles. Kid’s carpet tiles are a great addition to any home, offering fun, playful patterns that are not only exciting for kids but easy for adults to take care of.

So why would someone purchase tiles over broadloom carpeting?  Well, we’ve got five big reasons why!

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Carpet Tiles are Cost-Effective

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When it comes to carpet tiles and broadloom carpeting, it’s tough to compare. Depending on your location and carpet of choice, this can really go both ways. Typically, for the life of the flooring, modular carpet tiles are the most cost-effective – they have lower installation costs and fewer replacements.

Even though in some instances the actual cost of the flooring can be pretty comparable, carpet tiles are typically more expensive up front. However, the amount of time and disruption the installation of broadloom carpeting causes typically makes up for any product cost difference between tiles and broadloom.

Carpet Tiles are Built to Last


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Carpet tiles are not only affordable but also built to last. Designed for both heavy traffic and lots of use, they tend to last a lot longer than typical broadloom carpeting. Many tiles offer lifetime warranties, whereas with broadloom carpeting the typical wear warranty is about 5-20 years. Some tiles also come with pre-attached padding, making them the perfect combination of tough and comfortable.

***Tip: Residential tiles are typically made with more recycled material than standard carpeting, making them a truly Green floor.

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DIY Installation

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Get ready for a time and cost-effective way to install new flooring in any room. They come in all different types from peel and stick backing to interlocking. These tiles are easily installed on any level of your home. Getting bored with the look? You can easily remove your current tiles and change up the pattern. Broadloom, however, is very cumbersome. You typically need a trained professional to install, along with a foam padding, which adds time and cost to your install.

Easy Maintenance

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With carpet tiles, there are a few things you must do to care for your floor, but stains and dirt are not an issue. These carpet squares have been designed to handle heavy traffic and are treated to resist stains, soil, bacterial, fungus, and mold/mildew. That means your new floor is durable and safe. If a tile were to become damaged for any reason, the tile can be easily removed and replaced. Yes, instead of spending a boatload of cash replacing your entire floor, you can replace just one tile – so convenient!

Customizable Looks

colorful carpet tiles in a playroom setting

Have you ever wanted to create a space that was unique and fun from top to bottom? Carpet tiles make it easy! Kid’s carpet tiles are available in so many fun styles and colors – mix and match to create a design that is uniquely you. The options are endless whereas with broadloom you are stuck with one pattern throughout.


So the best choice for a kids’ room? We’re pro carpet tile. All the way. It’s easy, it’s durable, and it’s not a pain to take care of. Those are all essentials when you’ve got a busy house full of active kids. So do yourself a favor and order some free samples. You just might find your new favorite floor.


About Ari Ziskin


Ari Ziskin is our resident expert in all things fitness, dance and flooring trends. After five years of blogging at Ari’s Menu, where she was featured on sites like The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, Ari decided to pursue writing full-time. Nothing makes her happier than sharing her knowledge to help people create their gyms and begin their fitness journey.

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