- Measure your tiles and the room you would like them to be installed in. this will help you decide how many tiles you will need and if any need to be cut to size.
- Carpet tiles will need to be removed from their packaging and acclimatised to the room’s temperature and humidity for at least 24 hours prior to installation.
- Prepare your subfloor by vacuuming or sweeping to remove loose dirt. The tiles can be laid straight onto the subfloor without an underlay.
- If the subfloor is damp, it will need to be sealed before the tiles are laid.
- On the back of each tile there will be arrows to indicate the direction of the pile. You can have all the tiles facing the same way. Or, you can create a pattern by laying each tile at a quarter turn to the previous one.
- Measure the width and length of the room and mark the central point.
- Start by laying the first carpet tile on your central point and work your way out.
- Once you are happy with the layout, remove any carpet tiles from the floor and apply the carpet adhesive using a roller.
- Once the adhesive has gone from white to clear, you can start laying your tiles from the centre out.
- Regularly check that carpet tiles are stuck down properly before moving onto the next. Note that some carpet tiles come with adhesive tabs so will not need any extra glue.
- When you get to the perimeter of the room you may need to cut some tiles down to size. When cutting, have the back of the tile facing up and make a few scores over where you would like to cut – you will then be able to snap the excess off.
- Finally, draw the knife along the edge for a clean finish. It is recommended to use some double-sided carpet tape around the perimeter of the room
- Keep your carpet tiles looking pristine with regular vacuuming and cleaning up spills.
- Stains can be removed using a carpet cleaner.
- If a tile becomes irreparably damaged or stained, it can easily be removed and replaced!
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