Next time you go to the doctor (hopefully not anytime soon, right?) or visit a school, check out the flooring. Does it happen to be carpet? If so, it’s likely to be carpet tiles. In 2014, carpet tiles were estimated to account for 55 to 60 percent of carpeting contract sales, according to Building Design and Construction Magazine.
Carpet tiles are a popular choice for flooring in healthcare, education and corporate settings, and it’s easy to see why. They offer a great deal of flexibility in terms of design, installation, replacement and reuse.
What about the carpet tile adhesive used to install them? Shouldn’t they offer the same flexibility? When using a pressure sensitive adhesive, the answer is yes.
Three benefits to using a pressure sensitive adhesive:
- Instant Bond: Pressure sensitive adhesives bond instantly, allowing spaces to be occupied immediately following installation. Most traditional carpeting adhesives can require up to 72 hours to set, during which the space must be closed off to any traffic.
- Low VOCs: Unlike traditional carpeting adhesives, PSAs contain little to no volatile organic compounds. This makes them a non-toxic solution for workers installing them and prevents any off-gassing effects from occurring long after installation.
- No Cleanup: PSAs provide a clean application. The process doesn’t involve smearing which typically comes with applying carpeting adhesive. Once the adhesive is applied, there is no mess to clean up.
Installing carpet tiles with a pressure sensitive adhesive is fast, safe and clean. Our line of Adhesive Squares™ brand adhesive dots provides an easy-to-use solution for carpet tile installation. For more information about Adhesive Squares™, contact our technical team at 1-800-844-1740 or use the contact form below to tell us more about your application.