Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 22
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DYImom good for the price point
The carpet is not as black as the photo, it's more of a light charcoal color, but worked fine for our theater room. There isn't really any sticky stuff per se on the tiles, I think it's more of a suggestion... they have just enough that they don't slide around,but don't think that these tiles will be "stuck" to the floor. The padding is not bad, thin, but comfortable to walk on. The pile is great height to hide the seams.
December 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DonE Just horrible...
Needed to replace the living room wall to wall carpet and thought this would be a great alternative to regular carpet.well to begin with we tore up the old carpet and pad and the tack strips before the tiles arrived,someone messed up and sent us 5 instead of 7 boxes and ir delayed our project for a week,All the tiles are not identical and they do not align straight an eighth of an inch over the course of a whole room makes for a ton of corners that don't line up.Shortly after install little pieces of the backing would pop up on the seems if you pull them the fabric comes out and if you cut them they pop out again.There are about 5 shredded seems all the high traffic areas we covered with small area rugs.to try and hide the seems.What really upsets me is I removed the tack strips and will probably need to replace them all to install a quality carpet.Never again.!!!!
April 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GreatSave9 Excellent DIY project, easy to install.
We are enjoying our new carpet in the basement. We took a big risk by putting a 10lb foam padding down first, and it's paid off, the floor is sturdy yet soft. I think a lighter 5lb would be too much "give" and tiles would pop up in corners. But the 10lb is real nice, found on Craigslist cheap. The Carpet Tiles themselves are charcoal color and went down pretty easily. Only issue was 1 in 20 would but cut badly or too small and would not line up. We did brick pattern to try to mix it up, and definitely use large scheers instead of scissors to cut these. Instead of paying for the extra steps, I just modify the regular 24x24 tiles into a runner for my steps which I like better and saved me money. High traffic areas you may start seeing seems, but that is the risk you take with this. Also any heavy furniture or sofas, do not drag on the carpet, ensure you lift up and drop as pieces can get pulled too easily. Again the stickiness is strong enough to hold onto foam 10lb padding, but it's not perfect. Small risk for extra padding. The dog loves it, so that's all that matters! Little pricey at $2 sq foot but not that bad, but ask Customer Support for 10% if ordering over $1k. They helped me out! Also easy to install if you have stuff already in your basement, just quickly and easily move it from side to side of the basement.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Airplane937 Awesome!
I was skeptical about buying this without seeing it in the store but the reviews persuaded me. This carpet tile is awesome! I can't see why anyone would install wall to wall carpet when this is available. I I'll install this from here on out. You can't see any seems anywhere! The only thing is it could have a little more padding but what is there is acceptable! Highly recommend this product.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rosella Wonderful
I was looking at this carpet for a long time but I was worried about it not being what I wanted.. I shouldn't have worried for a second. the home depot close to me didn't have a sample of the carpet so I had to buy it blind, but it was totally worth it... the carpet tile is not as dark as the picture (it's more of a medium gray) but it is so comfy! The pad is thick and the carpet is lush.. most carpet stores I went to had ugly carpet tile at $4 a square foot and it's hard as a rock... this carpet tile is $2 a square foot and lush and beautiful and perfect. It cost me $800 to carpet my floor in the basement and WAY easier to install myself..
May 20, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Timothy Good for Basement areas
Problems I found with this carpet:
1. The tiles are not always 24x24, so you will have uneven joints when running adjacent lines. You can deal with it, but you will have to make small notches in a laid carpet corner every so often to make a new tile fit squarely within its row and the adjacent row.
2. The online literature said this carpet was 1 inch thickness, but it is not. It's about 3/4 inch thick. The padding is about 1/4 and the pile is about 1/2.
3. Be careful to butt the edges squarely to avoid seeing seams after the carpet is laid and vacuumed out. It's not always as easy you would think. Sometimes I would have a problem getting the carpet laid squarely butted on the two adjacent seams, which can lead to one of two problems: Either you have a gap in the seam, which can be noticeable if its too large, or you end up compressing two seams together, which will give the joint a spongy feel and also be noticeable.
4. Also a problem I had because the tiles are not all 24x24 was I realized at some point that I had installed a tile reversed from the correct orientation (each tile has an arrow on the glue side to point the direction it should be laid). So I pulled the tile up, grabbed a new tile from the box, and laid the new tile in the opening, and to my surprise there was a gap on width side because the tile was not the same size as the one I had pulled up. In the end I ended up re-setting the original tile in the proper orientation. Since this was an end tile that I had already trimmed to fit the wall, I ended up having the trimmed edge butting the manufactured edge of a normal tile, and the not the wall. This is bad because you cannot have a perfect joint when you butt a cut tile to an uncut tile.
5. Another problem because the tiles are not 24x24: The room I did was virtually perfectly square, with one dimension being 13 feet 11 inches. So rather than bisect this dimension and lay the tiles (which would then require wasting about 12-1/2 inches on each end), I decided to start with a full tile on one end and run out to the other end, which should have then required trimming off 1 inch on that end, thus saving a lot of tile square footage. Woe to my surprise when I ran out the tiles to the end and found that I was about 1 inch short of the wall, because some tiles were slightly smaller than 24x24. I was able to fix this problem because I had enough trim waste from other rooms to cut 1 inch pieces that had the proper orientation.
My final thoughts:
1. The carpet did not look bad when finished, except you could see some joints here and there where the installation technique was not perfect.
2. Its not bad carpet to walk on, but nowhere near the comfort of decent wall to wall that has a good padding. I thought I'd be getting a 1 inch thickness but it isn't.
3. I'll have to see how it holds up over time, but the adhesive backing seems to stick well so far.
4. I would not install this in an area that you want an excellent look or feel, but for a basement or maybe an older child's room that doesn't need high quality or comfort, it is OK.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KathyB Beautiful and affordable....
Purchased for my guest bedroom. Lighter than the picture but was expecting (and hoping) it would be based on a previous review. Love how it looks.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Leah Why didn't I do this sooner???
I have 5 cats, one a male who had been urinating in my front bedroom. I started looking at this carpet several months ago as it was an economical way to replace the "standard" carpet with tiles that could be changed if they were soiled. I wanted a gray shade, but all the available colors were in the brown / tan range. I called the manufacturer to get a sample and they told me they'd just released a new shade and promised to mail be a sample. After waiting a couple of days, I decided to take a leap and order it knowing that I could return directly to my local Home Depot if I didn't like. Note: I've still not received the sample!! The color is fantastic - a nice dark gray that looks very rich when installed. The tiles go down SO easily and are plenty "sticky". As long as you make sure the arrows are all pointing the same way, the tile seams are almost invisible. The pad is not the thickest, so I placed a layer of underlayment - normally used under hard wood floors - first, so that gives the carpet a little extra padding. The tiles are easy to cut with a good pair of shears. I installed in a 10x10 bedroom - including the underlayment - in probably 3 hours?? I took lots of breaks. I love this carpet.
July 27, 2013