How do Adaptive Rugs prices compare to FLOR? We did the math...
WHY DO THESE CARPET TILES COST SO MUCH?
Do they? When you compare price per tile with other products, sure you may find that their price is less but you may also find that their tile is smaller. For example, the carpet squares made by FLOR are 50 centimeters x 50 centimeters (approx 19.5" x 19.5"). Our carpet tiles are 100 centimeters x 100 centimeters (approx 39" x 39"). Which means you actually need four of their tiles for every one of our tiles. So, given one of their less-expensive styles is $14 per square, when you multiply it by 4 you find that the cost per meter for that style is $56... compared to our $34.95 per meter. Let's examine this as a price per square foot analysis: Their tile is approx 19.5" x 19.5" which is 380.25 square inches, which is approx 2.64 square feet. Our tile is approx 39" x 39" which is 1521 square inches, which is approx 10.56 square feet. The ratio of 10.56 to 2.64 is exactly 4... which further proves that our tiles are 4 times bigger. Looking at price per square foot, FLOR's squares are approx 2.64 square feet for $14, which comes to approx $5.30 a square foot. Our carpet tiles are approx 10.56 square feet for $34.95, which comes to approx $3.30 a square foot. That's a savings of $2 per square foot. So, sorry to all the FLOR customers who thought they were getting a great deal on designer carpet tile... Adaptive Rugs carpet tiles amount to a savings of approx 38%.
It can get kinda boring waiting around for somebody to bust... especially when you're made of bronze... and especially if you're just a bust. The Tile Spin brain teaser puzzle game challenges your memory. Adaptive Rugs carpet tiles use the same designs as a floor cover.
“1 tile, 2 tiles, 3 tiles, 4... Spin them to change the design on your floor,” reads the slogan for an unusual collection of carpet tiles. It begs the very simple question... “What?”
As simple as the question, so is the concept behind this innovative flooring. Let’s start with a brief history, then move to the innovation: Carpet tiles have been around for a very long time. We see them in airports, retail stores, offices, and even in the home sometimes. The residential sector for carpet tiles has seen a large boom over the past decade thanks to the progress made by a company called FLOR. As for the commercial carpet sector, we find companies like Milliken, Mohawk, Shaw, and other major manufacturers that have been producing and distributing large-format (1 square meter) carpet tiles globally for a longer period of time.
Many of these carpet tiles require glue or other form of adhesive to keep the tiles stationary on the floor. This method is not only time-consuming and messy, but is not an environmentally friendly approach. Alternatively, Stay-Tac, a proprietary carpet tile assembly method by Joy Carpets, is a green approach that requires no glue or special equipment. Each carpet tile is manufactured with a tacky coating that keeps the tiles in place on the floor, preventing them from sliding around. This feature is key for heavy traffic areas where some tiles are walked on more frequently than others, allowing tiles to be swapped to accommodate a more uniform wear... like rotating tires on your car during a tune-up.
This is where a small design company called Binvetec comes into the picture. Armed only with a design concept outlined in a 3-ring binder, founder Edward Borlenghi approached Joy Carpets at the Surfaces trade show in Las Vegas in the early 2000’s. Joy’s new installation method was perfectly aligned with Edward’s “rotating carpet tile” designs. Let’s now revisit that simple question: “What?”
Imagine a tile with a particular design on it. Now repeat that tile in rows and columns. You’d expect one repeating pattern, right? Wrong. Not with these tiles. A unique proprietary design on the tiles allow for many different patterns to be created by merely changing the rotation of the tiles during assembly. For example, group four tiles together with particular rotations then repeat the group... a specific pattern emerges. Now change the rotations of the four tiles in the group and repeat that group... a different pattern emerges. There is a vast number of different patterns that can be created by merely altering the number of tiles in the group and each tiles’ orientation.
Let’s now take this one step further. Instead of repeating groups of carpet tiles, what happens if they are assembled randomly, without regard for each tile’s rotation? Something beautiful: A completely non-repetitive and organic flooring composition emerges. Both of the preschool images shown here demonstrate the variety of designs that can be achieved using only one tile design with various rotations.
The tile shown here is called Cocoon, and it’s also available in subtle, less-playful colors. The same is true with the other two tile designs that Binvetec licensed to Joy Carpets: Clockwork and Etruscan.
All three tile styles create unique patterns and geometries, which are best demonstrated at www.AdaptiveRugs.com. The videos and animations show numerous compositions and flooring applications.
Because these durable carpet tiles are commercial-grade and manufactured for heavy traffic, they are typically not installed in residences. Although, there have been many customers who have purchased them for use in playrooms, bonus rooms, and basement remodels. There is yet another residential application: Area rugs.
By using only six tiles, a 6’-6” x 9’-9” area rug allows homeowners to create an artistic flooring centerpiece that can be changed anytime by merely rotating the tiles. Here’s a look at one example of how six tiles of Etruscan can be assembled:
Built to last and designed for the masses, www.AdaptiveRugs.com offers a breakthrough innovation in floor covering that is simple yet ingenious. Made in America and distributed globally, it won’t be long before you find your feet weaving along the fluid designs of Cocoon.
This years Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia is going to be a showdown. Unfortunately, I'm not referring to the battles among the athletes in the different events. I'm referring to the terrorist attacks that are already ramping up.
Athletes are starting to get concerned they might be the victim of an attack. Rightfully so, after all, since terrorist groups are threatening them and/or the games altogether.
So anybody planning to go to Sochi for these Games, do be careful and do keep your eyes peeled. Watch for suspicious activity. If you see something questionable, heighten your awareness and consider alerting another (or an authority) to the matter. Use good judgement.
And when you are in a safe place, everything is mellow, and there are no concerns around. Play a game of Tile Spin to exercise your mind. Improve your memory by duplicating Target Patterns.
You can't control the Market but you can control the Tiles. When your positions in the stock market fall, it can hurt. But it can hurt more if you sell trying to cut your losses, or maximize gains while you can. So don't freak out. The more people that panic and sell, the lower the values get, which can snowball into a recession and failed economy if left to mass chaos.
Just chill. Ignore the numbers knowing they'll bounce back again. Be patient.
Instead, whip out your mobile device and exercise your brain with a brain teaser memory game... Tile Spin. Grab the app.