HOW TO INSTALL CARPET AND RUG TO YOUR SPACE?
A unique rug and carpet is the dedicated and luxurious choice of flooring over the years because everyone enjoys the soft and relaxed feeling underfoot. Millions of people continue to choose this flooring on yearly basis but installing them is crucial. If you have purchased a carpet and do not have a professional fitter to lay it then we are going to offer you some tips and tricks for fitting “Carpets and Rugs“ yourselves. We suggest some essential tools such as knee pads, tape measure, masking tape, hammer, nails etc. before starting to fit your carpet.
Here are some steps to follow to ensure the proper fitting:
→ Measurement of Space: One should hopefully do this before making any purchase. Therefore, to create an accurate guideline for the laying of rug, we suggest grabbing a A4 size paper and draw a rough outline of that room where you want to lay it. After measuring the each inch of your room, draw a diagram. It will give you the rough overview of the room which allows you to make easy calculations.
If you want to lay the carpet on stairs, measurements can be slightly more complicated and different process. Measure the depth and height of the stairs before multiplying the width. As staircases are always tricky, so don’t forget to add extra 10cms for any potential waste.
→ Floor preparation: There are some crucial preparations that one should take before laying the new or “Antique Carpet“ which includes removing any existing flooring. Always remember not to get overzealous as care should be taken to avoid any unnecessary damage to hurt yourself.
→ Grip the Carpet well: The grips are the pre-nailed rods laid beneath the carpet which help it to stick to the area. They are easy to use and should mainly be used around the corners of the room except doorways. However, proper care should be taken for any underlying pipe or wiring. A good underlay is an important part of this process as they can protect and strengthen your carpet to last it longer. Cut the wastage using a Stanley knife.
→ Fit the Carpet: It is a time to lay the carpet in the area where you want to install it. Take the carpet tucker to create firm crease folds and take a knife to cut the area. Push the padded end down firmly with your knee to provide the force on carpet too hook on the gripper at each corner. Add a door bar to any door that enters the room.
→ Take proper care: If your carpet starts shedding any fibers, don’t get too alarmed after being laid because that’s perfectly normal. We suggest you to vacuum it on weekly basis as it will ensure your carpet to stay clean and by vacuuming, all the loose fibers will be removed. Its initial smell will also fades with time.
However, the complete task seems to be hard but go ahead to make your carpet look nicer in your room. It is advisable to get a professional fitter to this job.
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