Top Features for Carpet Tiles Modular Squares
- Made in the USA
- Soft and durable
- Made from recycled content
- Raised base allows airflow
- Buffers against cold concrete subfloors
- Easy click together interlocking connectors for DIY installation
- Handles high roll loads, quality construction
- Removable floating floor system
Basement Floor, Office Floors, Entry Ways, Laundry Rooms, Trade Shows, Portable Floor, Event Floors
Carpet Tiles for Basement with Raised Base
Our own carpet tiles for basement are made in the USA and are easy to install on hard flat surfaces, such as concrete. They will not absorb moisture. If the subfloors do become damp, these ensure airflow beneath the base platform. They can be disassembled and reinstalled as needed. These raised carpet squares for basement work anywhere. And because they are easily assembled and disassembled, use them as a temporary solution. Then return all rooms to the original look after an event.
Construction and Installation the Basement Carpet Tiles
Our products outperform carpet squares for sale by our competitors. Ours include durable plastic polypropylene bases with recycled content carpeted tops.
This yields the best basement carpet tiles, featuring a durable build quality that will last a long time. Yet the surface on the top gives all of the benefits of carpeting, including softness not achieved by other options that specialize in firmness.
Upon ordering, the carton contains both vertical and horizontal orientations. The carton has half of each type of orientation. Install them in alternating orientations to yield a checkerboard pattern. These are common types of installations with ThermalDry carpet tiles for basement, as the lay of the grain varies across the manufacturing run.
These carpet squares go down very easily, providing a raised base that is ideal for cold basements. Each contains a loop and tab type of design.
This type of construction serves a pair of purposes. They will stay together tightly after connecting them, so no adhesive is required. Additionally, the layout goes quickly. If disassembly is required, it goes fast too, which gives these models a lot of versatility for usage cases.
An individual piece will have female loops on two sides and tabs on the opposite sides. This layout makes the snap together edges installable with minimal effort.
To follow the proper steps in connecting them properly, start in a corner of the area with the loops pointing in the direction the next parts will go. Then lay the tab over the loop portion of the adjacent one in perfect alignment and gently step on the seam between them to connect them.
If having trouble locking the two carpet tiles basement pieces into place, make sure that the two are perfectly aligned, where the tabs are directly over the opening in the loops on the next one. The first time installing them, it takes little extra force to push the tabs through.
With ours, don’t worry about a tab breaking off or becoming too loose under normal use methods. The plastics on the underside are very durable, ensuring that our glueless carpet tiles for basement will not pull apart once they're installed, no matter how many times assembling and disassembling them.
This means ours greatly outlast other carpet tiles for basement use. Ours carry a 1-year manufacturer's warranty, which reflects their tough construction quality.
Basement Flooring Options - Island Installations
In areas where dampness will be a problem in the cellar, consider basement flooring tiles with a built in vapor barrier. These will prevent the moisture from building up in these areas, which reduces the potential of mold and mildew forming. The presence of these contaminants results in unsafe conditions and the possibility of odor.
If putting them into an island installation – meaning connecting these in the middle of the room away from the walls – consider installing border edging pieces on them for a beautifully finished configuration.
Each will measure 9/16 inches in thickness, which means there is a slight lip on the edge when creating an island. This could end up creating a tripping hazard for people as they step onto it. We offer borders, for those interested in created a ramped edge. This gradual ramp up to the surface of the Basement Carpet Tile Raise model eliminates the possibility of a trip.
Simply contact our customer service team to learn more about how to order borders that use the same peg and loop installation system for a simple connection. We also offer products with the identical style of raised plastic base that allow a transition seamlessly from carpeting to vinyl. If creating tight to the wall layouts, some units may need cutting to fit tightly against the wall. If cutting them to fit, use a sharp utility knife and a straight edge.
Measure the space carefully and mark the tile to be cut. Then cut the top side first. Flip it and slice into the plastic tray segment. After deeply scoring both sides, bend it open along the score lines and break it apart. Power saws also work well in cutting this material.
How Many Borders do I Need?
For Island installations: Where the layout will have all four sides exposed to the room. In this case, the number of borders needed will be the length + width of the layout for each border type, and 4 corner pieces. Use half male and half female borders in this instance. Example 10x12 ft layout, 10+12 = 22 male borders, and 22 female borders, and 4 corners.
For Corner Installations: Where the layout will be pushed into one corner and will have 2 sides exposed to the room. In this case, the number of borders needed will be the length + width of the layout and one corner piece. Use all male borders in this instance. Example 10x12 ft layout, 10+12 = 22 borders, all male, and one corner.
For Inside corners, two border ramps will have to be manually cut at diagonal to fit. Use a sharp utility knife to cut this product or a table saw.
Carpet Squares for Basement Durability
Here are ideas for making use of basement carpet square parts indoors in a portable usage case.
1. Events: For a warehouse setting or another building that contains cold, hard floors, our models are appropriate for delivering a warmer atmosphere for the event. Just lay them out where groups will be gathering to create something that looks great and will be impressive to visitors. Put tables and chairs on top of them, and these Made in America products will hold up to the weight.
2. Creates Walkways: For events like graduation and awards ceremonies, make a special walkway that will draw attention to the people being honored. Use a pattern for the walkway that everyone can follow toward a stage. Not only does this walkway look great, but it could be safer to walk on than a slick surface.
3. Entryway: For businesses that primarily operate out of a warehouse, use these, and the final project created will be a welcoming area for customers for a couple of days of business meetings. Once the meetings are completed, just pull them up and return to the original subfloors.
Once the special use is completed, disassemble them and place them in storage until the next time they’re needed.
Interlocking Basement Carpet Tiles
Ours do not have any loss of coverage space for the edges of the interlocking basement floor tiles, like what occurs with a puzzle style of tile. It measures 1.01 by 1.01 feet and will cover 1.02 square feet of space.
Some customers have created a checkerboard that has more than a single color. We will be offering gray and tan, and both types can be combined in a single order if desired. Because of this standard connection system, easily connect different colors, making any kind of pattern in the carpet tiles for basement, while ensuring they all will be fitting properly.
For those who have ordered these in the past, their previous name was Home ClickBase. For questions regarding this product or for advice with figuring out what to order to achieve the coverage desired, please contact us to receive answers to every question.
If seeking to create areas where they will butt up against other layouts, we have a large selection in the same family that allow skipping the process of using transition strips. They simply click together in a same manner as the others.
This could allow for a vinyl entryway, hallway, or kitchen in the house that effortlessly connects to carpeted family rooms or dens. Using this ClickBase family creates kids play rooms or multipurpose garage floorings with carpeted walkways that are rugged and stylish.
FAQ Carpet Tiles for Basement Q&A
Are carpet tiles good for basements?
Yes. Unlike many types of carpets, these carpet squares for basement will not absorb water. This really gives them some interesting use cases, especially in basements where dampness seeps through the foundation block on the walls or up through the cement subfloor. Always use them indoors, as they are not UV treated, meaning they would fade with sun exposure.
Can carpet tiles for basement be installed over concrete floors?
Yes, but we would recommend adding a rubber underlay atop the subflooring first. Our home underlayment options feature thicknesses running from the 2 mm EZ Floors to a 6 mm rubber underlayment. If installing them in an area where leaks or condensation may occur, however, then we do not suggest adding the rubbery layer.
What is the best flooring for a basement cement floor?
Our recommendation involves employing carpet tiles with padding for basement atop the hard subfloors. Our Royal Interlocking product is one of our best sellers, as it provides a high level of cushion underneath. These ship with border strip pieces, so it’s easy to yield a finished look in the room’s center. These do not soak up moisture, and they have no odor, meaning they fit nicely for indoors use.
What goes under carpet tiles for basement?
If putting these atop concrete, we would suggest using a 2 mm to 6 mm rubbery underlay to provide shock absorption, to increase comfort, and to muffle sound. For residential installations, this material may reduce the potential for a clicking noise occurring when people walk on them.
Do you have to glue down floor carpet tiles?
Not necessarily. Although gluing down is a possibility, our customers often choose to make use of commercial peel and stick carpet tiles on an original firm subflooring. These are easy to clean and have plenty of durability. They create far less mess than the typical models, as there’s no need for adhesives. For a use case where disassembly and storage of the units is desired, do not use glues. The overall size and weight of the finished product will keep it in place adequately for most installs.
Can this be installed over carpet?
This modular floor tile can generally be installed over carpeting in commercial and many home installations. This installation is not guaranteed to work, as with some home carpeting, the padding and carpet thickness can vary. If the user is experiencing any issues when installing over carpet then the user may have to install some other flat surface under the tiles, such as plexiglass or plywood.
Greatmats Modular Carpet Tile, Snap Together 1x1 Ft x .5 Inch Carpet Tiles for Basement Flooring, 20 Pack Maintenance
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Can these tiles support heavy objects such as couches and entertainment centers?
We have these in our basement, have had them for a few years. We absolutely love the floor and it has held up well. We just had flooding in the basement and the tile were covered with water for a short time until we got it pumped out. Will they dry or do we need to pull up the whole floor?
Can you put a pool table on the carpet tiles?
Can this product be installed over existing carpet such as at a trade show or convention center?
Can you place a washer and dryer on top of these tiles?
Can the tile be cut to make a perfect fit up to a wall?
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