Carpet tiles Installation Method
Carpet tiles can be laid over any smooth, hard floor like parquet, laminate and stone. Ensure the surface is clean, level and dry
All carpet tile should be removed from the box and allowed to acclimatise for 24 hours to room temperature.
You will need:
A Stanley knife fitted with a new heavy duty blades,
a metal straight edge, cutting board and tape measure
Double sided tape, carpet tape or spray adhesives (if a big area),
a marker pen.
It makes sense to do some preparation in advance to place some tiles in position to check how it will look. This is especially important if you combining different products and creating your own floor design. Also this will show if you have a thin strip at one end – if this is the case, work from the centre of the room to ensure equal sized tiles at each edge.
You may use double sided tape or a spray adhesives (if a very large room like an office) to attach tiles to the floor. If using a spray adhesives refer to the instruction on the container.
Check the description of the pile on the carpet tiles and lay the tiles according to the direction of the pile.
3. Cutting Carpet tiles:
Use a strap carpet knife and a metal straight edge to cut the tiles to the right size. Turn the tile with the backing facing upwards and cut it from the back. Crack the tile from behind and cut through the top fibre from behind.
When cutting tiles to fit at the wall turn the carpet tile upside down and set it flush with the wall and mark at both ends where the carpet tile overlaps the next tile. Then cut the tile using the straight edge.
When cutting tiles, make sure you mark the direction of the on the back of the cut tiles. You could use your knife to draw an arrow on the back of the tile for example or use a marker pen.
Put the floor design together without fixing permanently to make sure you are happy with the design.
Place the tiles on the floor making sure you fit the tiles closely together. If using double sided tape you will only need to stick down occasional tiles and those on the edges to keep these in place.
Vacuum your floor and its ready!
You can easily update your floor design by replacing tiles as and when required or when you fancy a change.