Carpet tiles installation instruction

Installation method:



Carpet tiles installation procedure:

1. Clean your floor

You have to ensure that your floor is very clean, therefore thoroughly vacuum your floor to get rid of dust among other debris then allow the floor to dry before installing the carpet.

2. Apply the Sealant

Concrete, wood, and most other subfloor materials are naturally porous, which makes them very susceptible to water. If the liquid can seep down into them, it can cause the growth of mold and mildew, while also warping and degrading the integrity of the structure. Unfortunately, carpet tiles are generally porous as well, and if a spill occurs, the moisture will quickly pass right through them, giving them a clear path to the surface below. That is why it is important to use a quality sealant to mitigate those kinds of damages.

3. Measure and Mark

To find the exact center of the space, you have to find the middle of the longest wall and the one next to it. Then trace a line from each of those marks, across the floor, using a chalk snap. The point where they meet will be the center, and the quadrants they create will be your work zones.

4. Dry Layout

At this point,​ it is often a good idea to do a dry layout. This is not always necessary, but it can be useful to see how the carpet will look when it is installed. That gives you the ability to get an idea for things like the orientation of the threads, or how different pieces of the pattern fit together. It also gives you a chance to make mistakes and learn from them before committing the adhesive to the floor.

5. Install the Carpet Tiles

Begin in the middle, and work toward the wall opposite the door. Use the glue or double sided tape. Cover the area sparsely, a little at a time, stopping periodically to put tiles in place so that it doesn’t have a chance to dry.

6. Custom Cuts

It is very rare for carpet tiles to fit perfectly into a room. In most cases, the pieces will have to be cut to accommodate overlap, corners, and installed ground features in the space. Some products will be harder to cut than others, but it is generally a tough process and will be the most difficult part of the installation. That is why it is important to have a quality carpet knife with a good sharp blade to help ease the process. Measuring for cuts can be done by overlapping pieces of carpet in the spaces where they need to go. A pencil can then be used to create a faint line, giving you a guide to follow. Cutting should be done on a hard surface where the blade will not cause damage. Work slowly and carefully, making sure not to endanger your safety. Generally, the backing will remain intact, allowing you to press the custom piece directly into place.