Ask Matt AI

Can Carpet Tiles Be Used As A Rug?

By Lisa Hobbie Created: August, 2021 - Modified: August, 2023

Carpet tiles can be used for multiple purposes, from serving as a full flooring solution to piecing some together to make an attractive, durable rug.

A carpet tile rug will likely be much easier to clean and maintain than a traditional area rug will, as carpet tiles are made to endure high traffic, heavy furniture, regular use, and more. Depending on the carpet tiles used, some are also designed to resist the growth of mold and mildew, resist water and moisture, and should a small section become damaged or stained, it will be easy to replace.

Of the many products available that would work to make a carpet tile rug, the following 5 are among some of the more popular choices:

These products would all work really well to create a carpet tile rug. They are durable and versatile enough to work in virtually any commercial space or area of a home. They all deliver a number of features and benefits, and they are all well-liked among customers.

Royal Interlocking Carpet TileRoyal Interlocking Carpet Tile is a great product to use for a rug. It has an interlocking design for a quick and easy DIY design project.

This carpet tile has a durable carpeted top that is bonded to a soft, closed foam base. It is designed to endure foot traffic, playtime, pets, furniture, and more. It offers the warmth and comfort that traditional carpet offers while being removable like an area rug. Plus, it’s a lighter weight, low maintenance, and waterproof alternative.

This carpet tile is also odor-proof, and it delivers a comfortable, anti-fatigue and insulation value similar to traditional carpet rugs. Be sure to pay attention to the nap of the tiles as it is directional, which is also indicated on the underside of the tiles.

It’s not uncommon for this product to be used to create an outdoor rug, due to its waterproof nature. They also have been a popular replacement for heavy-area rugs used for trade show display booths.

10x10 Ft Comfort Carpet Tile KitA 10x10 Ft. Comfort Carpet Tile Kit is an option to consider when thinking of making a carpet tile rug. It’s a 25-piece kit that features corner, border, and center tiles, each of which is 2x2 ft and 5/8 inches thick. It’s available with ramped beveled edges, too.

These carpet tiles would work great to form a rug where anti-fatigue properties are desired. The tiles can be custom cut with a utility knife and straight edge, and they can be placed right on concrete or tile without the need for adhesive. Their interlocking design provides a continuous surface, and they are lightweight and portable, so they’re easy to take up.

Waterhog Carpet TileWaterhog Carpet Tile is another option to consider if you want to make a carpet tile rug. It’s a commercial-grade product that is easy to install, and each tile is only 18x18 inches, so easy to work with to make your desired size and shape rug.

With this carpet tile, you can install it over vinyl without glue, tape, or staples. It’s another one with a simple interlocking design that delivers a surface that is anti-static and stain-resistant. It provides an anti-slip capability. The underside of each tile has a cleated rubber backing that holds it in place as people walk across it. This product comes in a case of 10 tiles.

Our customers install these tiles in areas ranging from a commercial entrance at a building to a waiting room inside the building to a front lobby at an office tower.

Carpet Square Modular Trade Show Tiles 10x10 ft Kit
Carpet Square Modular Trade Show Tiles 10x10 Ft. Kit is another interlocking option that provides you with both durability and a pleasing look. It is a raised carpet tile that can be placed directly on concrete or tile without needing adhesive. The tiles clip together with an interlocking loop and tab system. They can be disassembled and reinstalled as needed making them a great temporary solution.

This product is available in single tiles or several kit sizes, with two color options. It’s easy to install, and it’s lightweight and portable.

Interlocking Carpet Tiles Royal 10x10 ft KitInterlocking Carpet Tiles Royal 10x10 Ft. Kit also works really well if you’re looking for a product to make a removable rug. These tiles can be placed on concrete or tile. It offers anti-fatigue and insulative values like traditional carpet does, so it’s a great product to use if your rug will be in an area where you’ll be doing a lot of standing.

This product is waterproof and odor-proof, and the interlocking design makes it easy to install. There are four colors available, so you can choose one color or multiple to create a color pattern in the flooring. These tiles are available for purchase in single tiles or in several kit sizes.

Greatmats - For The Best Products To Make A Carpet Tile Rug

Customers love that carpet tiles when used as a rug, don’t buckle, slip, or roll up. They love the price and the ease of installation, too.

Greatmats offers a huge selection of products that can be used to make a carpet rug. From the top-notch products featured to numerous others, Greatmats offers the best. Cleaning the products is a breeze, and they can quickly turn a cold, hard floor into one where you can stand, work, set up a bed, and more. With options far beyond basic black, and whether you’re in the mountains or on the bay, there are products that will look and perform well in just about any space.

If you have questions or when you’re ready to order, just reach out to the amazing staff at Greatmats.