Easy Process Of Installing Carpet With Attached Foam Backing
Two of the most important advantages of the carpet in comparison to the other floor coverings are its insulation value & the plush factor, which makes sitting or lying down on the carpet more comfortable. Backing further improves the quality, value, or extent of both advantages, and when the backing is secured or fixed, it makes installing the carpet easier, as you can use carpet tape rather than tack strips in order to take hold of it. Installing a paper barrier betwixt the backing and the subfloor is highly suggested for two reasons: It stops the backing from sticking to the floor, and it safeguards it from dust that blows through the cracks.
- Vacuum The Subfloor: First of all, you need to clean the subfloor using a vacuum cleaner and remove the baseboards, if there are any, by prying them up with the help of a pry bar. Now, protect the floor using paper backing. Start by placing it in a corner of the room, stretching out nearly 2 or 3 feet of paper and stapling it to the floor with the help of a staple gun. As soon as the paper is secure, stretch out the roll to the opposite corner of the room, wipe out the paper and staple it down. Trim the paper off the roll with the help of a utility knife. Roll out as many sheets of paper as you need in order to protect the floor in the same way, overlapping them by nearly an inch.
- Attach Carpet Tape: Now, attach double-sided carpet tape to the paper on every side of the entire perimeter of the room. Allow & keep the paper secured or fixed to the top side of the tape.
- Unroll The Carpet To Cover The Floor: Take the carpet into the room and stretch it out in order to cover the floor. If there is a window, then you should make sure that the pile is running away from the window. Put the carpet in a neat, attractive, or required order so that all its edges are climbing the walls by nearly two inches. Make diagonal cuts in the corners with the help of a utility knife to stop the carpet from bunching up. If the carpet has a pattern, then ensure that the pattern is centered in the middle of the floor.
- Cut The Edges Using A Utility Knife: Move on every side of the perimeter of the carpet and trim the edges with the help of a utility knife. This can be done by turning over the top of the carpet toward you and pushing the crease into the corner using a putty knife. Take hold of the utility knife at a 45-degree angle when you are cutting the edges.
- Tape The Carpet Down: Finally, seal or mark the carpet down with adhesive tape after finishing cutting the edges. Move on every side of the perimeter, remove the edges of the carpet, and pull the backing off the tape at the same time, before pressing the carpet onto the tape. Install the baseboards again by nailing them to the wall plate using 1 1/2-inch finish nails.