Carpet tiles are highly suitable for wheelchair usage because of the slip-resistant properties due to the texture of the carpet. Traditional broadloom carpets (carpet rolls) tend to have a very high pile height and cause problems with manoeuvrability. Laminate and vinyl can cause problems with getting damp as there is a lack of friction, or when it’s dry can cause problems if there is an incline in the room.
Carpet tiles are very durable and will take a lot of wheelchair traffic over their lifetime. However, if needing to be replaced, carpet tiles can just be picked up and swapped with a new tile. We always recommend ordering an extra 10% on top of your minimum requirements for spares. Spillages can be cleaned (using bleach) if you choose one of our StainSafe ranges.