Padding For Outdoor Carpet Tiles
Outdoor carpet tiles are also known as carpet squares or modular carpet. The plates are pre-cut squares and rectangles of carpet followed floor with a peel-and-stick adhesive or a roll-on adhesive. Outdoor carpet tiles usually are sized 12-36 inches square. Custom sizes are possible from some manufacturers. Batching styles such tufting needle and punch is used to produce a variety of patterns, textures and colors. The plates offer the possibility of a cost-effective way to change the carpet and patterns – purchase only the pieces you need to make patterns and color changes.
Carpet Tile Installation
Standard carpet padding is not used when installing outdoor carpet tiles. Standard carpet padding is cut from wide rolls of padding, like cutting wall to wall carpet, before delivering it to an installation site. In fact, carpet tile installations require a clean, smooth floor without padding.
In fact, carpet tile installations require a clean, smooth floor without padding. Although it is possible to install a roll pillow and place mat tiles on top of it, it’s not something that manufacturers or installers recommend. Wall to wall padding is soft and plush; prevent carpet tiles from the flat. This creates a walking hazard, particularly for people who are unstable on feet to begin with.