How to lay carpet tiles

Carpet tiles are an amazing way to cover your floor as they give you a lot of choice in colours and general decoration. They can also be extremely cheap and since you lay them yourself, you can save even more money that you would normally have to pay out to a professional. The first step is to find a reputable manufacturer to ensure that the tiles you buy will not slowly fade away and that they fit your current setup. Ask the manufacturer for more information and they will usually be happy to help you with any questions you might have.

Identify the room you want to put the tiles in. Different rooms might require different tiles depending on the humidity, heat and sun exposure in the particular room. For example, bathroom tiles have to be more resilient because the humidity is much higher than other areas of the house like the bedroom. Moreover, tiles that are exposed to the sun might fade in colour so you need to discuss your potential option with the distributor. Usually you can buy extra coating that will help your carpet tiles to stay the same throughout time.

Before you buy your tiles, be sure to measure the rooms you want them installed in. You should not waste extra money to buy excess tiles that you will not need. And more importantly, you really do not want to buy less than you need because you will have to go to the process of installing them twice which can be a real hassle. Make sure you have the exact measures of your rooms and then when you go buy the actual tiles, make sure you take the correct measures of the tiles you buy as well.

After you have the tiles, it is time to lay them. A good idea usually is to start at the center of the room and then move from there. Put your carpet tile in the center of the move and then deploy it to the nearest wall. If the tiles do not reach, you have two options. You can either pull them further or simply leave them like that and then add a cut tile later. If the tiles reach but they are in excess, simply pull them back further from the center as it will otherwise look very ugly.

When you have done that for a few walls, it is time to fill in any gaps. Make sure that you have a working, sharpened knife or clipper in order to cut the remaining tiles to fit. Take the remaining tiles, put them in the gaps and mark the area you want to cut with a pencil, pen, marker or whatever else you want. Just make sure that you have marked the correct spot as the cut is obviously permanent. When you have done that, find a safe area to cut them and proceed to do so. Then continue with the filling of the gaps and you are done.

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