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You may hire professionals to install your carpet, or you may decide to do it yourself. Installing a carpet may seem like a difficult task, but it’s fun. All you need to know are the tips to help you with the installation, let’s begin, shall we? I’ll assume you have already bought the carpet you need to install.

  • The floor needs to be clean before you put anything on it. Therefore, the first step is cleaning the floor to get rid of any dust or dirt.
  • Put the tack strips in various places such as the stairs, the basement, in the area surrounding the support columns and inside the closet. Areas with high traffic require double rows of the tack strips. This will help the carpet not to pull away when you are vacuuming. Also, double tacking gives the tack strip more strength, so it doesn’t break.
  • The third step is installing carpet pad. Unroll the carpet pad and install it. While doing this, it is important to note that you shouldn’t use a bigger padding height than the tack strips because if you do that, the carpet can become loose. It is advisable to put some concrete on the basement perimeter to keep the carpet stable, so it does not move.
  • After making all the preparations mentioned, it is time to unroll the carpet. You need to unroll the carpet in sections. For the edges of the carpet to fit they need to be trimmed. The best way to unroll the carpet is to make sure that it is parallel to the section of the wall that is the longest and continuous. When you do this, you’ll find it easier to glue the seams. You should know that if the room temperature of where the carpet is falls below 65o then it can make the carpet stiff and you will find it complex to manoeuvre. Make sure to remove the green line when installing your carpet because it acts as a protective edge.
  • You need to cut the carpet. At this stage, you need to cut the carpet depending on the size of the area of installation just like you did with the carpet pad. Don’t use guesswork when doing this. Instead, you should measure the area where you are installing and then cut the carpet according to that size. An important tip to follow when cutting the carpet is to leave a generous amount of it which you can come back and trim.
  • It is time to cut the carpet seams. For you to create a seam, you need to cut two parts of a carpet. Ensure you do this carefully so you can come up with an indistinguishable transition.
  • You should then glue together the different carpet seams. You should only do this after you are sure that your seams are perfectly parallel. Cut the seaming tape and put it under the seam. Follow the seam to press together a pair of carpet edges together on the tape. A seam roller can help you stick the glue on the carpet backing. After sticking together the seams, cut away the loose fibres using napping shears.
  • The next step is stretching the carpet and then cutting it to size. Make sure the carpet is pulled tight and is pressed on the tack strips.
  • Move to the stairs to install your carpet. Cut a piece of the carpet and then lay it on the stairs starting from the bottom to the top of the stairs.

You have successfully installed your carpet.