Carpet tiles are colorful and easy to install. Carpet tiles can be placed over existing floors, eliminating then time and effort needed to remove the old floor. How to install residential carpet tiles in the home? Here are the some steps you should follow to install carpet tiles.
Mark the center of each wall to determine the pattern. Measure the length of each wall and divide the length and mark this as a midpoint.
Center a carpet square on the wall and measure the width of the tile. Place the center of the tile and mark the wall at each end of the tile. Repeat this process for remaining walls.
Place the first carpet square in the center and work tiles out from that center point. If the carpet squares have an adhesive backing then don’t remove the cover. This will demonstrate the crossing lines used to center the first carpet square.
You can use multiple colored squares to create any type of pattern. Once you have determined the pattern then remove the backing from the square and smooth into place.
The final and last step is to cut the carpet squares to fit on the wall. Turn the carpet square upside down and mark at both ends where the carpet square overlaps the full carpet squares. Use a carpenter square and a utility knife to make a carpet square straight.
Residential Carpet Tile Installation:
Residential carpet tile will be cut at least three inches along each wall for trimming. The location and intersection point of the chalk line should be determined to achieve the design.
- Floor applied adhesive application:
A thin film of pressure is applied and allowed to completely dry. Due the variation of carpet tile, adhesive recommendations will differ.
- Pre-applied adhesive application:
The pressure-sensitive adhesive is applied to attach the cushion during the manufacturing. The carpet manufacturer for recommended installation procedures and the use of primers are needed.
- Tile joints:
Tile is the completed installation that should be tight but not compressed. To ensure the proper spacing between the carpet tiles, measure the distance. This measurement is the indication of the correct placement of carpet tiles to prevent compression.
Residential Carpet tile Advantages:
- They are softer to the footstep and variety of colors and designs.
- Carpet tiles manufacturers also provide styles and design that are printed into the carpet.
- When it comes to installation and remembering that rooms come in different sizes and shapes, it is much easier to fit.
Some important tips are when you fit tiles around doorways and wall opening, a full tile against the wall and mark the edges of the tile where they meet the wall. Use a framing square to make the two perpendicular cuts.
Carpet tiles are easy to install and are placed directly over the existing tiles. Carpet tiles can be easily removed, replaced and cleaned rather than traditional carpeting.