Some may think that diy carpet installation is the best way to save the money when you are installing the carpet in your home. It is easier to pay a contractor to install the carpet for you because finally you will end up with the good quality job. If you have right tools and equipment then you can find out how easy this job can be.
Install wall to wall carpet:
- First determine the area of the room and measure the walls in your room
- Make sure that the subfloor should me clean and smooth
- Install the tackless strips. Tackless strips will come in variety of widths and heights
- Install the carpet pad and staple it near the tackless strips
- Cut away the padding along the interior edge of the strip
- Trim the carpet to size and take it back inside
- Cut away the excess carpet
- Attach the carpet to the tackless strips at one end
- Trim the excess from the edge and stretch the carpet
Carpet Stairs Installation:
Staircases are some of the most difficult DIY carpet installation at home.
- Measure your staircase. If it is in standard dimension then it will be much easier to measure and lay your carpet
- Consider the design of your staircase
- While installing tackless strips, outline the area where you want the carpet
- Cut your tackless strips and then find the center of each tackless strip
- Add another set of strips for the other side of each step
- Measure and cut a piece of carpet pad
- Lay your padding sheets over the tackless strips and verify the padding is done correctly
- Lay the carpet at the top of the staircase
- Press your carpet with a carpet knee kicker
- Verify the carpet and finally cut the excess carpet at the bottom of the steps
- Staple each step through the wood
Install Carpet on Basement:
Measure the room to be carpeted
- Select a carpet that will stand up to the concrete
- Empty the room and check the room for moisture problems
- Before installation, air out the carpet
- Clean the concrete using the cleaner for the stains
- If there are any cracks then it can be filled with cement based
- Lay the track strip and padding strip
- Lay the carpet out and use a knee kicker to force the carpet into the corner
- Cut the excess carpet and push carpet behind tack strip
- Cover edge of carpeting at doorways.
Pros of DIY Carpet Installation:
You can save a good amount of money by installing your carpet. This may vary according to your work.
Cons of DIY Carpet Installation:
If you do your work wrong you cannot blame others. You have to accept the installation.
DIY carpet installation can be a tough job but with the right tools and a plan can leave your room with a beautiful look.