Steps in Carpet Installation
Category : Home Improvement
Installing a new carpet not only increases the beauty of a room but provides insulation, sound control, and a comfortable surface to walk on. The steps involved in carpet installation include:
Measure and Clean
The first thing to do is to measure the length and width of the room where the carpet needs to be installed. After noting the size of the room, clean and vacuum the room clean.
With the help of a strip cutter, cut and install the tackless strips across threshold and doorways. They will be used to stabilize the carpet. Make sure not to walk on them as they can hurt your feet.
Roll the Carpet
Lay out the carpet pad perpendicular to the direction you plan to install the carpet and staple it near the tackless strips with a staple hammer.
Using a utility knife, cut away the padding along the interior edge of the strip. You may cut away any excess carpet as well but leave about 3” extra next to the walls. The excess can then be attached to the edges of the room for a clearer and better carpet room makeover.
Once the carpet is installed, cut out the vent openings and attach shoe molding around the room if desired.