Carpet is usually the least expensive option for flooring, but the maintenance and cleaning that go along with it are major drawbacks. In creative studios with a lot of messy materials and tools, the potential spills and stains on the carpet pose a problem. An entire roll of carpet may need to get replaced because of one accident. Still, it provides an extra layer of insulation and cushioning that is ideal in environments where people are standing for long periods of time. Sound reduction qualities could help prevent machinery noise or loud music from disturbing neighbors. An excellent alternative is carpet tiles, which come in multiple colors and designs. The tiles are easy to assemble, and single tiles can be swapped out if something spills.