Did you just purchase residential carpeting or commercial carpeting for a designated space, but are now struggling to figure out how to install your recent purchase? Luckily, installing commercial carpet and residential carpet is easy. It can be accomplished with no experience so long as you follow the steps in our guide. Cadillac Carpet & Flooring has worked in the flooring industry for many years and we understand what it takes to install carpet properly.
Remove the Old Commercial Carpet, Residential Carpet, or Carpet Tiles
This step is pretty self-explanatory. Pull up any old carpet and ensure that the floor is clean and clear. Removing doors can also aid the installation process as they can get in the way. Vacuum the old carpet to avoid breathing in excessive amounts of dust and cut it up if you plan to dispose of it through city waste removal services. Check the tackles strips and remove the old under pad, in most cases it shouldn’t be used and a new one should be installed.
Begin Installing the Commercial Carpet, Residential Carpet, or Carpet Tiles
Trim the overlay so that the carpet fits properly. A typical rule of thumb is measure, mark, and trim. Lay the sections of carpet out as needed and try to install the long and straight sections first. When two pieces of carpet overlap, precisely trim them so that their edges meet exactly. Your commercial or residential carpet will look bad if the edges aren’t even, so make sure that you measure and trim them accurately.
Attaching the Carpet
Using a knee kicker, stretch your carpet over the tackles strip. It will catch on and hold it firmly in place. A carpet stretcher will suffice in this situation as well. Both of these tools work for residential carpet, commercial carpet, and carpet tiles. Progress around the room stretching the carpet over the tackles strips, trimming near walls with a utility knife or wall trimmer. Once completed, take a stair tool and tuck the carpet into the gaps of the tackles strips along the wall. Cut any specialty pieces. For residential carpet, this could include vents or trim pieces and for commercial carpet this could include working around desks or cubicles.
Congratulations, you’re finished. If you have any questions throughout the process, Cadillac Carpet & Flooring is here to help. For many years we have been providing commercial carpet, residential carpet, and carpet tiles to individuals and companies in Toronto, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Mississauga, and the GTA. If you are looking for a new carpet, we are the right company for you.