Balance Grid Carpet Tile Range

NYLON Multi-Level Loop Carpet Tile in mid grey seen in high traffic area open plan office reception

 

Balance Grid is a Nylon carpet tile with a multi-level loop which gives an additional dimension to design pattern.  Produced for the commercial environment this is an excellent carpet tile where neutral colours  in combination with a structured pattern generated through varying yarn heights are required.  It is also compatible with a variety of other collections from the Burmatex carpet tile range.

Balance Grid is available in 12 shades

 

Balance Grid carpet tile swatch steel grey colour Steel Grey
Balance Grid carpet tile swatch colour warm dusk Warm Dusk
Balance Grid carpet tile swatch colour concrete core Concrete Core
Balance Grid carpet tile swatch colour granite mesh Granite Mesh
Balance Grid carpet tile swatch colour smoky clay Smoky Clay

 

Balance Grid carpet tile swatch colour skylight chrome Skylight Chrome
Balance Grid carpet tile swatch colour harbour cloud Harbour Cloud
Balance Grid carpet tile swatch colour black nickel Black Nickel
Balance Grid carpet tile swatch colour river haze River Haze
Balance Grid carpet tile swatch colour sage glass Sage Glass

 

Balance Grid carpet tile swatch colour twilight fog Twilight Fog
Balance Grid carpet tile swatch colour navy night Navy Night

 
Why is Nylon the best fabric for commercial carpet tiles?

Carpet pile is created from yarn made from a variety of materials, but mainly Wool, Polyamide (Nylon) and Polypropylene. In the office environment, it is highly unusual to see wool or even wool mix carpets or tiles, but they are used occasionally and a very good quality one can perform very well indeed, even in heavily used areas. But it is expensive, and generally speaking, it is not as robust and easily maintainable as other types.

Normally we use Nylon or Polypropylene for commercial carpet tiles and weight for weight, Nylon comes out on top. The key is its ability to maintain its form, and as long as it’s vacuumed and cleaned regularly, it can remain looking pretty much like it did the day it was fitted for a number of years, even in areas that are heavily used or walked upon. Polypropylene, however, is less likely to retain its original appearance even though it is also a very durable material.  The reason for this is that nylon is more malleable and when put under stress (e.g. someone walking on it or an office chair rolled over it) the yarn will bend but return to its original form once released (i.e. it will spring back into its original upright position rather than remaining flat).  By contrast, although polypropylene is a actually a stronger material, it is less malleable and is damaged when put under pressure. What this means visually is that the carpet tile will lose its structured appearance and begin to look flat and worn.  Over time, both products will eventually lose their form but polypropylene will give out far sooner.

Nylon is considerably more expensive  and this is why a lot of the budget-end products are made of polypropylene, however the cost of yarn is only a small element of the overall cost of a carpet tile – there’s also the cost of the backing, production and distribution and furthermore it costs no more to fit or lay one type than the other – so all in all you may only save yourselves a couple of £ per metre by opting for a tile that isn’t going to perform very well and a good quality but entry priced nylon tile.



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