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The Designer Within

It’s time to tune in to your natural abilities to create by checking out some of our designer products. In fact, any of our products qualify as ‘Designer’ when you are able to tap in to your artistic side while choosing tiles for your upcoming project.

Most tiles are manufactured in a square or rectangular shape. But this doesn’t mean that this is the end game. Perhaps you need triangles or circles to add a splash of color to a more muted color scheme. Carpet tiles can be easily cut with a utility knife to any shape necessary to stand out in your space.

Checkerboard patterns are a common choice for a simple, classic look by selecting two complementing colors. Creating a border around the perimeter of the room is another way to utilize complementary colors to create a very opulent schema.

Plank carpet tiles are one of the most exciting new trends in residential and commercial flooring. Planks come in a variety of rectangular sizes. There are so many choices for installation, including one of my favorites; the herringbone pattern. Commonly used with vinyl or wood planks, this pattern can be installed with carpet tiles on a 90 degree turn or a diagonal. We carry plank carpet tiles from reputable manufacturers such as Shaw, Floorigami, Tandus, and Milliken.

Finally, carpet tiles can be used to create custom area rugs of any size and shape. This is an excellent option for leaving a beautiful hardwood floor exposed around the perimeter while adding comfort and warmth to a cold room. Carpet tiles can easily be installed for a seasonal area rug, and then stored in a compact, efficient manner.

There are endless possibilities for using carpet tiles in any application. Being able to admire your own creativity after the project is complete is very rewarding! Please don’t forget to check out our Customer Photo Gallery to view new ideas for your space.

Cheap Rainbow Discount Carpet Tiles & Squares

Are you on a tight budget for your next flooring project? If so, we have the perfect option for you! Rainbow carpet tiles from offer the same high quality materials at cheap, discounted prices.

Rainbow carpet tiles are a mix of several different styles and colors in each box. They come in 2’ squares, 19.7” squares, and 18” x 36” planks. Each box is created by mixing carpet tiles of the same thickness and manufacturer. Well-known brands offered include Tandus, Interface Flor, and Milliken.

Some examples of where rainbow carpet tiles are applicable include basements, playrooms, laundry rooms, and craft rooms. Please see our photo gallery here: Customer Photo Gallery for inspiration!

Don’t let these cheap prices fool you. You will love the energy you receive from your freshly covered rainbow floor. Please check availability and pricing here: Rainbow Carpet Tile .

Social Distancing

We are wishing you the best health and safety to all your friends and family during these very unusual times from all of us at We want to thank everyone for continued support as we face the current challenge. As we all do our part by wearing masks and practicing social distancing to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, our store is still open to help you with your purchase during this time.

On a more positive note, we would like to share an example of the creativity of one of our customers as we face this pandemic. As children return to school, one teacher has decided to use carpet tiles as a tool for helping children practice social distancing. This is such a great idea for schools and day cares! Carpet tiles are available in lots of bright, exciting colors and patterns for the kids to sit on. Thank you for sharing this idea with us.

Installation Tips And Strategies

Now that you’ve received your shipment from, it’s time to gather the necessary tools and prep the area to begin installation. After your floor space is thoroughly cleaned (swept, vacuumed, or mopped), begin by finding the center point of the room. This can be done with a chalk line or a tape measure.

If installing with double sided carpet tape, you can lay the tape in either a spoke pattern or a grid. Only expose a small area of tape to install three or four carpet tiles at a time. This will keep you from getting your hands and shoes stuck to the tape. The corner of the first tile will align with one of the four corners of the center point. You can then start filling in each quadrant until the entire room is covered. When using pressure sensitive adhesive for a more permanent solution, we recommend working in smaller sections. Apply the adhesive very thin with a paint roller or trowel. Then allow the adhesive to become tacky before installing the tiles.

Cutting tiles can be the most time consuming aspect of the process if you are a beginner. Just remember to measure twice, cut once. Flip the tile over to the back side and mark the length for the cut. Lay a straight edge on the tile and light score it. Then you will be able to make the cut with your utility knife. Flip the tile back over and insert it into position. There will be some waste when making cuts and occasionally mistakes may happen. This is why we recommend 10-15% additional square footage added to complete your project and have some spare tiles for replacements.

Depending on your application, there are various ways to finish out the job. Often times, you may be able to tuck the tiles under the existing base board for a finished look. Some may prefer the appearance of a quarter round trim in addition to base. Some commercial applications use vinyl cove base for a polished look. Finally, don’t forget your transition strip when switching from carpet tile in one space to a different type of flooring in the next room.

There are many options for installation methods for carpet tiles. Carpet tiles have arrows on the back to show which direction they should be pointing. One of the most common installation techniques is the quarter turn. This is very useful for tiles with a linear pattern. Each tile will be shifted 90 degrees to create a basket weave appearance. Some tiles will be run all the same direction for a blended, seamless look. One of the hottest, designer tiles are rectangular planks. These come in various sizes and are often installed in a herringbone or chevron pattern. This pattern is very simple to follow and creates a very luxurious look in any space. Please visit our photo gallery for ideas for your project!

Now that your carpet tiles are installed and look great, it’s time to kick off those shoes and admire your handy work. Be sure to brag to all your friends about how easy it was and how much money you saved by installing the flooring by yourself! Thanks again for visiting our website and stay tuned for more tips, trends, and discounts.

Welcome to iCarpetiles

Welcome to the introductory blog! First off, we would like to thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to serving you with your current carpet tile project and other future flooring needs. We will be using this space to share information regarding new products, design and installation tips, market trends, as well as address frequently asked questions from our customers. This will also be a place to find out details about upcoming sales and when to expect arrival of new shipments.

So ‘why would I want to use carpet tiles?’ you might ask. New customers read on, the benefits are astounding. Carpet tiles not only come in a variety of sizes to suit any space, carries both Residential and Commercial options to satisfy demand for durability and comfort. Of course pet owners and parents alike can relax because you will have the ability to remove and replace that one stained tile in the middle of the floor without having to call in the cleaning experts or replacing the whole space!

Carpet tiles are a dream for all those Do-It-Yourselfers out there looking to save a few bucks on your home renovation projects. Carpet tiles install easily by starting in the center of the room and working toward the perimeter. They cut effortlessly with a utility knife and attach with double sided tape or pressure sensitive adhesive. Some even contain a self-adhesive backing!

Finally, you may also wonder ‘why should I buy from’ We have been offering quality products since 2001! We have our products in stock and ready to ship same day or next business day. So you can count on quick turnaround for that basement that needs carpet after the flood or the bedroom needing an update after the kids left for college. We have a proven record of great customer service and we will help you to find the best product for your space.

Don’t forget to check out our Specials page for heavily discounted tiles offering free shipping! We also have small lots of carpet tiles in our Mini-Lots section. These can be combined to create a designer look and cover a larger area at a discount price.

If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to call us toll free at (866) 515-1173 or stop by our showroom in Louisville, KY.