MUKILTEO, WA — Carpet tiles first became a significant product in the U.S. floor covering industry during the mid-1950s, and by the 1970s, they were being installed much more extensively in both residential and commercial settings, according to a press release.

carpet tileThe key benefits of carpet tiles include: Relatively low purchase and installation costs compared to other types of floor coverings; durability; sustainability; and ease of removal and replacement, the release stated.

However, carpet tiles do require some special care, the release noted.

According to the release, because of this, U.S. Products offers the following tips:

  • Regular effective vacuuming is essential
  • Spills should be cleaned quickly
  • Spots should be removed as soon as they are noticed.

"Cleaning professionals have to take some precautions when cleaning carpet tiles," said Mark Baxter, engineer and product manager for U.S. Products.

"Avoid using too much moisture during cleaning, use solvent spotters sparingly, and if using a rotary extraction tool, make sure the carpet remains lubricated with cleaning solution during use," Baxter added.

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