It might sound like something straight out of 2001: A Space Odyssey, but one of the newest and greatest trends in carpeting is modular carpeting. Forget everything you once knew about how carpeting works and can be installed, as modular carpeting makes it a thing of the past. With regular carpeting, you roll out the fabric – and you usually only get one style and color per room – and that’s all there is to it. With modular carpeting, the possibilities are endless. We at Ozburn-Hessey are future-thinkers, people who see the future happening while it’s still potential in the eyes of most people.
With that in mind, here are some reason you should think about switching to modular carpeting.
The Power is in Your Hands Again
The main reason modular carpeting is as popular as it is these days is because of the design power it gives you. The way it works is each piece is a small square, essentially making it into a larger fabric tile. You can alternate pieces if you want to, or have half a room dark and the other half white. Or maybe you want to have a rug design in the middle of the room. The point is, you get to make these decisions because each piece is designed to be seamlessly integrated into the next, regardless of whether it’s the same style or material. This modular design also makes it a great idea for businesses and schools, as transporting the carpet, which was once an arduous chore involving many, many heavy rolls and lots of manpower, has transformed into something easy, akin to transporting the dozens of boxes that are already going to these places. Additionally, the install is a lot easier, although it is something we here at Ozburn-Hessey are always willing to help with. Clean up also becomes less of a hassle, because if you seriously stain an area, instead of replacing the whole carpet, you can just replace the offending tiles.
Better for the Environment
As if that were not enough, modular carpeting is actually better for the environment in several ways. For one, its design and implementation make it a lot easier for manufacturers to use more eco-friendly products, such as reclaimed materials, or in many cases, just recycled modular carpeting. It’s one of the easiest ways for a company to lower its carbon footprint, which is all nice and good, but one of the other things modular carpeting offers is actually more beneficial for consumers, at least in the short term. Pretty much all types of carpeting these days include a number of mildly harmful chemicals, which when breathed in can cause respiratory problems in some people. This irritant is lessened by modular carpeting, because the smaller sizes give the carpet a chance to “breathe” a little more, allowing the chemicals to air out.
While it can be a little bit scary to do what you’re not used to, that should not extend to your flooring options. If you have any questions about what modular carpeting can do for you and your flooring needs, give us a call and we will do our best to make sure you’re fully prepared before making that next step.