Broadloom is the traditional and most popular choice of carpeting.
It comes with many design options, including patterns, colors, even mosaics — nearly limitless aesthetic possibilities. Since broadloom can be installed over a carpet pad, it can look great even if your substrate has minor imperfections. Broadloom can also be installed as a glue down if padding is unwanted or not needed. Quality Broadloom with a moisture backing offers superior stain resistance, and seams can be hidden well using chemical welding. With the right underlay material, certain broadloom can be used to create a softer and plusher feel than carpet tile allows. Broadly speaking, you’ll find broadloom carpets are less expensive than carpet tiles.
Disadvantages of broadloom: Creates waste during installation due to the necessary process of cutting down large pieces, particularly the carpet pad. The cost of unnecessary or unused materials can offset savings in unit price. Broadloom can be difficult, time-consuming and costly to repair. If an area of it becomes irreversibly damaged by moisture or mildew, the whole carpet in a section must be taken up and reinstalled to fix it fully.