Among all flooring systems that are the easiest to install via DIY, carpet tiles are near the top of the tier. The easy transferability of individual tiles, as well as its adaptability to just about any type of sub floor, makes carpet tiles a huge favorite among DIY renovators. The ease with which carpet tiles can be installed almost makes hired work for its installment a near-shame.
Like all DIY projects, a good step-by-step instructions set can spell the difference between a messy disaster and a perfect new set of floors. Keeping these following simple steps in mind will hopefully help you achieve the results you are hoping for. When in doubt, however, don’t hesitate to call a flooring expert to help you with any specific problems you might encounter (you can call 0208 597 933 for advice from our flooring experts at Every Flooring Direct).
Step No. 1: Clear out your area
Remove any furniture and debris that may be lying around the area you wish to cover with carpet tiles. You can choose to work around huge furniture, especially if the likelihood of these being moved around is pretty slim.
Step No. 2: Prepare your floor
Make sure that your sub floor is smooth and free from any debris. Sweep and vacuum every corner of your sub floor. Remove any old adhesives, nails, tacks, and other similar items that are attached to your sub floor. You can also choose to mop and air-dry your floor to ensure that you have a perfectly clean floor prior to installation.
Step No. 3: Start from the center
Find the center of your room. You can do this in two ways: (1) divide your room in half both length-wise and width-wise, and see where the halfway lines intersect, or (2) lay two pieces of string diagonally across the room, and mark the intersection. This middle point is important, as you will be laying your tiles around it.
Step No. 4: Lay your tiles
Lay your first tile by placing it smack on top of the very middle of your room. Make sure that its edges are parallel to the walls of your room. Fix your first tile using carpet tape or glue. Work around this center tile by laying your other tiles in a concentric manner.
Step No. 5: Stick as you go
Use carpet adhesive or glue to keep your tiles in place.
Step No. 6: Trim accordingly
Upon reaching the corners of your room, trim your tiles accordingly. Take some time trimming your tiles, as over-trimming can lead to a lot of wasted tiles.
Step No. 7: Admire your work
Don’t let the fact that installing carpet tiles by yourself is pretty easy stop you from admiring your work. With a little effort, you have been able to transform a room into something with a more regal air, and for that, you deserve a pat on the back.
If you need any more help or advice regarding anything and everything under the flooring sun, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Every Floor Direct. Nothing can make us happier than customers who are happy with their DIY projects, especially if it involves the installation of cheap carpet tiles or in fact any type of flooring