There is little doubt that adding flooring is the best idea. Whether you are at home, or in the office a good quality floor covering will help to insulate your property, make it feel cosier, and even feel warmer underfoot. In fact, the right flooring can even help to insulate against sounds traveling between floors.
The most common choice is carpethowever, carpet tiles are rapidly becoming the more popular option. This is because they are as durable as carpet, as high-quality and warm. They are also replaceable if there are spills and other issues. That’s better than with carpet where then the whole thing needs to be replaced.
Of course, choosing high-quality carpet tiles is only the first step. You also need to choose the colour your carpet tiles will be. That’s not as easy as you think.
The first thing you need to consider is which colours do you like the most? You’ll have thought about this when styling the room and the carpet tiles will need to coordinate with the existing or planned colour scheme.
However, at this stage you can’t commit to one carpet tile colour, you are simply limiting your options.
The next thing to think about is how big is the room. The smaller the room the brighter, or paler the carpet tiles will need to be. After all, you’ll want a small room to feel larger and the best way to do this is to bounce light around the room. By choosing lighter carpet tiles you’ll be able to bounce light and create the desired effect.
Naturally, larger rooms can handle darker coloured flooring as they don’t need to feel larger. In fact, in this case, choosing a darker colour can be better as it will make the room feel cosier.
Of course, a small room can have large windows and a large room has next to no windows. That’s why, as well as thinking about the size of the room, you should be considering the amount of light that enters.
Again, the greater the light entry the darker you can go with the carpet as it won’t affect the feeling of size and brightness in the room. Obviously, dark rooms, regardless of size, need lighter carpet tiles to brighten the space.
It is also worth considering who lives in the house or uses the property and the space. Adults are generally good at cleanliness but children aren’t. That means anywhere that is used by children a lot should have a darker coloured carpet tile. This will help to hide the dirt and keep the place looking clean and tidy, even when you don’t have a chance to vacuum every day.
By looking at other examples and taking your time choosing the right coloured carpet tiles you’ll be able to choose the perfect colour to create balance in your home without causing excess additional work. That’s a win for everyone!