Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 7
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by chilledmac sufficient flooring
In the process of refinishing our basement that had flooded last year, we opted for carpet tiles laid on top of interlocking foam flooring.
This way it will help to insulate from the concrete flooring, allow spot checks, as well as easy replacement/clean up in case of flooding again.
These do say peel and stick, but they are not that sticky at all. I found the seems to show far more than anticipated and was pictured on the boxes.
I didn't notice the arrows on the bottom of the carpet, which does help with the blending of the seems. Something that may have been helpful with some sort of instructions. Probably the only real instruction needed.
The threads don't appear to be that well connected, especially along the edges, even where I didn't have to cut to trim.
Over all, not bad, but was not as good as what I expected.
If I were to do this again, I might look for a better quality.
We will see about the durability over time, as these were just put down.
November 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by blaning easy install
I put 250sf of this in my basement family room. Install was directly on unsealed concrete. It took some practice to get the pieces to fit together, but i like puzzles so it wasn't difficult. Take your time and it comes out looking quite good. Despite that there are still some seams that are noticable, but acceptable.
December 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BigMike Mostly satisfied
Decided to try carpet tiles without knowing anything about them and ended up fairly satisfied. I was able to save about $175 by doing tiles instead of purchasing carpet and pad to be installed on my 238 sq ft project. The carpet on the tiles feel a little cheaper and the padding isn’t very thick, but the cost savings was worth it on my specific project.
The tiles were pretty simple to place together. My main complaints would be I don't think all the tiles were exactly the same size. Even if two or three tiles per box are off by 1/8" it starts to show after a couple tiles are down, also the adhesive was almost nonexistent. I could see the tiles “sticking” on smooth concrete without much problem, but anything else would need to be glued if you want them really secured. We glued them down over an old wooden floor which had previously had “office carpet” glued down on top of it. I placed a dab of glue on each corner and the center (like a 5 on a dice).
There are spots where it’s clear we used tiles, but in other areas it's not noticeable. The tiles were easy to cut with a fresh utility knife and I don't expect the sides to fray much. I made sure the sides of the tiles I had to cut were against the wall so we wouldn't be walking on cut seams which would increase the chance of fraying. The only areas you should need to cut would against the walls.
Follow the instructions about starting in the middle of the room. If you start in a corner and your walls aren't 100% square you'll end up with gaps between your tiles as you move further away. Also make sure all tiles are facing the same way (there is an arrow on the back of the tiles), and when you place them together make sure no carpet pieces are hanging down between your tiles or else they won’t fit together snuggly.
Overall I'm satisfied with the cost savings of doing it myself. It doesn’t look perfect and it might not hold up as well as professionally installed carpet, but I’m happy I could save some money. The next thing is to see how it holds up...
May 19, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DIYAmy They are not square!
Overall, I bought these to save money. I am really not happy with how the install is going. Sticky back isn't sticky.
I am installing these right now. They are not square, so I am forced to trim as I go to get the tiles to fit
snug against each other. I also just discovered that I have one tile, buried in the middle of the room that is going the wrong way! I pull it up, to check the arrow, and there are 2 arrows pointing in different directions! Simply turning the tile the correct direction will not work , because the tiles are not actual squares.
The adhesive seems weak, but I think after some walking it will cure. I am still planning to use tape in some odd parts of my basement floor.
September 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dakota variable sizing
The sizing of the carpet was not uniform. Most were 24 x24", but some were only 24 x 23 3/4" so that the lines did not match up. We had to return some tiles and get replacements, but those too were not uniform. 1/4 " turned into 1/2" etc the more tiles we put down. Luckily we had only a small room to tile and were able to use some of the shorter tiles in edge piecing where we had to cut them anyway. If this had been a large job, we would have had a major problem and would probably have gone with a different product.
March 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HandyHomeowner Average Product
Tiles are not all square. Some are short in one dimension (or long) by 1/8 of an inch. Some edges are not cut cleanly making seams very visible after laid. An entire box came with tiles that had a crease in them. Also a case had carpet pieces between the backing and the pad stuck to the glue. Glue is sticky enough for a good smooth substrate. If you take your time, pick and choose the good tiles, and trim others, you can get a very good result. It takes time and patience but is still easier then stretching and trimming rolled carpet. I will return the other defective tiles that are out of square, creased, etc. Perfect for a basement floor and not that hard to install. Just know what you are getting when you buy these and buy extra knowing you will have to return some defective ones.
January 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by joe3 Installation and looks are good but I want to see how it wears.
The carpet functions well and looks good but it will take time to see how it wears. Installation is easy and I had no problems.
March 18, 2014