Monday, October 19, 2009

Economical Flooring

Since these carpet tiles don't require special labor or adhesives, the cost of installation is your own time. Which means a lot in a weak economy. Doesn't hurt to play a bit when times are tough... so take your mind off it all and turn a few tiles. Creativity can be engulfing.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Trade Show carpeting

If your business requires you to do trade shows, consider using a high-contrast, colorful Cocoon carpet tile to attract some attention to your booth. They pack up easily, again and again.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Hands on StayTac

There are a couple ways to get an idea of what the tacky back StayTac, with its high-friction component, feels like. The most direct way is to order 1 tile. Unfortunately samples are not manufactured with StayTac as noted in a prior post.
You can also get a virtual idea by watching the Bob Vila clip because at a certain point there is a close-up shot of him pulling two tiles apart:,AAAAjhVcafE~,EOTXvr3z9IYjk97HqkUKOBcR4_G3jPxL&bclid=0&bctid=684364696001

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Upper story loft

If you live in an apartment or condo on an upper level, chances are it's not easy lugging a roll of carpet upstairs. That's where a few boxes of carpet tiles comes in handy.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Multiple spaces using the same tile

In case you're considering these carpet tiles for several different spaces, don't forget that you can always create different patterns in different areas to get a unique look for each. But the unique thing is that all you need to do is keep a few extra of only one tile design in a storage area just in case some knuckle head spills paint all over a tile. Even though there are different looks in different spaces, it's still the same tile that created them.
With that in mind, you can go easy on the guy who made the mess.
If you don't know what I mean about different patterns in different areas, just take a look at the pattern palette... you may be surprised by what you see.

Monday, August 17, 2009

What makes these tiles green?

• Binvetec carpet tiles are manufactured with sensitivity to our natural environment, utilizing environmental stewardship "best practice" protocols.
• They are constructed of recyclable components and contribute to LEED certification points.
• Finally, they received the CRI's "Green Label Plus" Certification.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Most popular purchases

Upon studying my past customers, it seems that homeowners using these tiles as modular area rugs are the most common customer. Second, due to the quantity ordered on a number of orders, religious establishments comes in second. Third, but certainly not least (since #3 is good luck in some circles) commercial office spaces play a significant role in the public growth of Binvetec carpet tiles.
Thanks to all of you who have liberated your floor.
Ed B.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back to school Dorm room ideas

How's that new dorm room treating you? I hope you like your roommate. If you want to customize the flooring a little bit, and it's not carpeted already, consider getting a couple Binvetec carpet tiles. Just two of them will make a 3'-3"x6'-6" modular area rug. If it's already carpeted, consider just one tile of Etruscan.
But it's really best to keep your mind off the decorating and in the books. Get good grades!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Carpeting a large space with heavy traffic

If the space in which you are laying the carpet tiles is large with heavy traffic, like an office corridor, convention area, terminal, etc., after a few years, if you start seeing a bit of wear, you can alternate those tiles with ones that have less wear by the walls. Since there is no glue used thanks to the StayTac backing technology, switching tiles is easy.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Quick words through Twitter

Online marketing is interesting. Since I'm a regular human being like everyone else, I have regular thoughts, responses, questions and answers. @Binvetec is the searchable twitter name if you want to follow.

Updated Website

Although for the longest time I didn't want to create a new post because I wanted to keep the "Awesome Carpet" one at the top of the screen, I decided it's easy enough for you guys to scroll down anyway once you get bored of reading text. So I wanted to take a minute to mention that I spent several hours making a few updates to my websites (both and that should make them read more clearly.

Monday, April 20, 2009

awesome carpet

We installed the carpet tiles in our church's youth building. Installing the tiles was half the fun; they are so easy to put down and you get to create your own design. This flooring really adds some pizzazz to the whole room. I like having the art on the floor; it's classic and subtle. These tiles are also suprisingly durable. We have about 30-40 youth coming in and out of here on a weekly basis and there's no signs of wear.

This product is one of a kind and worth the investment. Many thanks to the designers, creators and salesmen who made this happen.
Have had great assistance from binvetec designer-waiting for tiles to arrive so we can install.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Solved an area rug problem

I was happy to come across these tiles because they have the fun quality I was looking for, and I was able to get just the right floor coverage. Thanks

Blog Launch

As you've already noticed, these tiles are quite different from other carpet products. Here are a few pictures so you can start getting an idea of how they'd actually look when installed.

Imagine, for example, an office building where the floor pattern at each level is different from the next. Just change the way the tiles are assembled, and there you have it.

And this could be on another level. This way you'd only need to have inventory of one tile.

This might be a composition installation for a large banquet room.

And this might be in another banquet room.

If you haven't already seen the Pattern Palette, which you'll find via many of the pages on the site, here are a few different patterns that can be created using Cocoon, shown in Red+Blue. By simply creating a group of tiles, then repeating the group on the floor, a unique pattern emerges. Ever seen another product that can do this? I haven't.

Oh, if these images aren't big enough for you to see the pattern, you can click on one. Then just hit the back button in your browser to come right back here.

A 4 tile group repetition like above is probably the most common way to make patterns using these tiles, but if you're dealing with very large spaces, it's possible to create larger groups, as shown below. If you need to you can click on an image then print it for use as installation instructions.

Here's the changeable, customizable 6-tile area rug. Arrange the tiles however you wish... then change it next week if you want. Because of the "StayTac" tacky backing built into the carpet at the factory, the tiles don't slide around on the floor. So you don't need any double-stick tape or silly adhesives to keep the tiles together.

The following images show very many different configurations... but I haven't covered them all.

Here's another idea of you. 16 tiles instead of 6. Sure you need a bigger area, 12 feet by 12 feet to be exact. Which is just about the size of a bedroom. If you need to cut tiles, just use a utility blade. But remember, StayTac keeps the tiles in place, so they won't slide around.

These are some shots of the actual product. I'm sure you're a bit tired of only seeing computer generated images.

When installing wall to wall tiles, just clean any dust away from the subfloor, be it plywood or concrete, and start placing tiles next to each other. A sharp utility blade is my tool of choice when I need to cut tiles. Just flip the tile over and cut from the back... you'll figure it out. It's easy.