Commercial Carpet Tile Installation Service in Seattle


What is Commercial Carpet Tile?

Commercial carpet tiles, also known as modular carpets are squares or rectangular pieces designed for business and commercial office areas. Unlike wall-to-wall broadloom carpeting, commercial-grade carpet tiles are designed to endure wear and heavy foot traffic and provide a long-lasting flooring solution to a commercial environment.

Our Commercial Grade Carpet Tile Installation Process

Step 1: Calculating the required materials for commercial square carpet tiles

Measure the room by multiplying its length and width to find the square footage. Then divide the square footage by the square dimensions of the chosen carpet tile, while adding 10 to 15 percent for future repairs or replacements.

Step 2: Preparing the area for commercial carpet floor tiles

Before one installs commercial-grade carpet tiles, one must prepare the area by carefully removing the baseboards with a pry bar and then set them aside to reinstall when done.

Step 3: Marking the center of the room

Marking the center of the room can be done by finding the center point of each wall and marking the subfloor at this point. A chalk line can be used on the floor between marks on parallel walls. These lines should be cut across at the center point on the floor that has been marked.

Step 4: Test the layout

Testing the layout can be done by starting at the center and moving out toward the wall where one can lay the carpet tiles along the two baselines. If the gap at the wall is narrower than half the width of a tile, one can adjust the center point and lines over until one can fit at least half a tile in that space.

Step 5: Install the tiles

There will be an arrow on the back of each tile known as a pile direction. By ensuring that all the arrows point in the same direction one can have a seamless installation or rotate them according to the planned direction.

With peel-and-stick carpet tiles, one can remove the plastic film or paper to expose the adhesive backing. Once the pile direction is correct, one can lightly place the tile on the floor, adjusting it to ensure it’s square, and then press the tile in place by hand.

With carpet tiles that don’t self-adhere, one can use a trowel to spread adhesive over enough of the floor for a few tiles. Ensuring the pile is in the correct direction, one can lightly place the carpet tile on the mastic and press the tile in place by hand once in the correct position.

Step 6: Use the carpet roller to seal carpet tiles

After the commercial-grade carpet tiles are installed, one can secure them permanently by using a carpet roller in every direction, going over each tile to make sure the adhesive makes solid contact with the subfloor.

Pros & Cons of Commercial Carpet Tiles


  • Easy to Install: They are easy to store, transport, and handle and installation can be completed in a relatively short time frame.
  • Versatile: Commercial carpet floor tiles are easy to handle in small spaces and quick to install over large areas with many designs, shapes, and materials to suit all areas.
  • Durability: Commercial-grade carpet tiles are known for their long lifespan and ability to endure heavy traffic in busy spaces.
  • Cost Savvy: Installation costs are cheaper as the process takes a lot less time as opposed to wall-to-wall carpet installation.
  • Reusable and Sustainable: If an area of the carpet tiles needs to be replaced, one only has to replace the individual square carpet tile. They can also be easily removed and used in other relevant parts of a building.
  • Require Low Maintenance: They are easy to clean and easy to replace.


  • Perceived as Less Luxurious: Some believe that carpet tiles have a less comfortable, luxurious, feel underfoot when compared to a broadloom carpet installed over an underlay.
  • Non-Uniform Appearance: Carpet tiles may not repeat the uniform look that broadloom carpets provide.
  • Possibility of Fraying or Loose Fiber: One may experience some fraying or loose fiber to tile edges.

Misconceptions about Commercial Carpet Tiles

Commercial-Grade Carpet Tiles Trigger Asthma and Allergies

Carpets will not trigger asthma or allergic reactions because they will trap dust and other materials within their fibers, which prevents such particles from being blown around.

It is Difficult to Clean and Maintains Commercial Carpet Tiles

Commercial grade carpet tiles are easy to clean and only need to be swept and vacuumed, with a deep clean possibly once a month for tough stains.

Commercial Carpet Tiles cannot last for long

This is not true as commercial-grade carpet tiles are specially designed for a long life span and to endure heavy foot traffic.

Carpet Tiles are not Stylish

Many believe that floor materials such as wood and marble are the only option for stylish flooring, which is not the case as carpet tiles are available in a wide range of versatile styles, meaning that one can make their commercial space stylish with ease.

Installation Time is Lengthy

Installing commercial carpet tiles will not require businesses to close for a long duration and will only take a few hours to install.

Carpet Tiles Collect Mildew and Mold

Mold can grow on any kind of surface which is wet. By ensuring that one keeps their carpet tiles clean, one can prevent mildew and mold from growing.

How Commercial Carpet Tile is different from Broadloom Carpet

Broadloom carpets have a lower upfront cost, come in a wider variety of colors, and styles and are somewhat more popular. Commercial carpet tiles generally cost more per square foot, but their modular design simplifies installation and replacement, which produces less waste and lowers costs long term with regards to repairs, removal, and replacement.

Commercial Carpet Tiles Near You in Seattle, WA

Call us today at Pacific Modular to get a free quote or contact us via our convenient online form where our team is ready to attend to all your Seattle commercial carpet tile needs.

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Carpet & Textiles
Concrete Polishing
Hard Surface Installation
Infection Prevention
Tile & Grout Restoration
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