If you want to mount your carpet yourself, it is a good idea to read this guide before you start work.
Any application of wall to wall carpet should be initiated with a thorough check of the floor. First and foremost, make sure it is flat and firm. If the floorboards are curved, it may be necessary to use a trim. Other irregularities may require a floor tile repair. Otherwise, these irregularities will become visible on the carpet surface after some time
Should the floor panels be removed so that the carpet edges can be hidden under them? It is a solution that gives both a nice finish and facilitates cleaning.
However, the same can also be achieved by installing sweeping strips which cover the edges of the carpet and are firmly attached to the base panel upon completion. Also make sure the floor is completely clean, but do not put the carpet on just after the floor has been washed. It must be completely dry in order for the carpet base not to adhere to the floor surface.
The next step is measuring the floor and purchasing the carpet, which must be ordered in an excess of approx. 10 cm in both length and width. Be aware that patterned carpets may also require a slight displacement between the tracks (report) for the pattern to fit together. So here is an extra length to be used.
Choose the carpet in a web width that best suits the room so that you avoid longitudinal joints as much as possible, but at the same time limit the waste of excess carpet. The carpet dealer will be able to help you if the goals in the room and any niches are brought along.
For tools and additional materials, use a hobby knife with replacement blades, a sharp and powerful scissors, carpet edge adhesive and double-sided carpet tape.
Course of action
Begin by sticking double-sided adhesive tape along the end walls of the room. For now, let the protective paper remain on the top of the tape. Now the carpet can be rolled out on the floor.
If multiple lanes are to be used, it is important that they have the same pile direction. Cut the length of the webs into an excess of 10 cm which is distributed so that each of their ends goes 4-5 cm up the wall.
If several sheets of carpet are needed to cover the floor, their sides are assembled with double-sided adhesive tape on the underside. In order to achieve a precise and invisible assembly, a special technique should be used to prevent the threads and the pile along the carpet edges being cut.
Be aware that during the bonding, the carpet tape binds immediately. Then make sure you fit well before laying on the tape. Otherwise, the carpet webs will lie in buckles with the risk of forming dents in the carpet.
Also note that when installing coconut and sisal carpets, tape is not used for fastening, but rather full-adhesion (see checklist "Installation with slip-on adhesive"). But otherwise, the procedure is the same as described herein.
Fitting with non-slip adhesive
Carpets of coconut or sisal have it growing and shrinking depending on the humidity of the air. Therefore, they must always be fully glued to the floor. If you want to be sure later to be able to remove the carpet again without damaging both the floor and the floor, the attachment should be done with a so-called slip-resistant adhesive that is applied to the floor with a toothpick.
If only coconut or sisal is to be laid on a smaller floor, for example in an entrance hall, you can handle the task yourself, but in the case of larger floor surfaces, it is advisable to let a specialist perform the work.
Start by rolling out the carpet and cutting it exactly all the way around. Then pull the carpet half back and apply glue to the exposed floor area.
Distribute glue to the floor surface with a tooth-trowel, use a brush behind any pipes. After 15-20 minutes, the blanket can be rolled out on the glued piece and treaded with small steps.
Press the rug firmly along the edges with a small plate or empty bottle, and smooth it if necessary. bumps out immediately. After half an hour, the carpet is again tightened against the floor, and you are ready to glue the other half of the carpet.
1 On the clean, flat and dry floors, carpet tape adheres to the walls. On larger floor areas, a whole square of tape pieces can also be laid. For now, let the top protective paper of the tape remain seated.
2 Press the carpet firmly against the floor. Close the scissors and press the back of the cutter against the carpet where the floor and wall meet. Move the scissors back and forth until a sharp fold is formed.
3 Start in a corner by pushing the hobby knife's tip firmly down towards the wall. Cut along the wall while holding the knife at an oblique angle of max. 20 degrees to the floor.
4 If the carpet is to be adapted to an inward corner, eg a chimney, the carpet is bent sharply, so that the fold touches the front edge of the corner. Then cut from the corner of the carpet and into the corner of the wall.
5 Now the two "tips" of the carpet are cut off so far that the carpet can still protrude 4-5 cm up the walls.
6 With the sharp hobby knife held at an oblique angle, the carpet is cut cleanly around the outward corner. You can choose to cut along an iron ruler to be more sure of the result.
7 When laying around pipes, cut a straight cut from the edge of the carpet, and then cut out the hole for the pipe. Hide any. the passage during a pipe rosette.
8 There should be 1-2 mm of air between the carpet's edge and the wall or skirting board. If you have come to cut a little too much, the edges can be covered with a sweeping strip that is stitched on.