How to Come Up with Best Fit Bedroom Carpet Laying

Oct 22 07:13 2012 Ma. Theresa Galan Print This Article

A floor covering project like this demands a high level of precision in order to get the tailored, elegant result you're looking for. It's also important to understand that this stage should be planned out based on the specific product you're considering. This principle will help you to buy carpeting specific to the scale of your individual space, and get the best visual result that you can for your money.

The most vital components of preparing for a carpeting installation is the size of your room matched with the kind of carpeting you've decided to buy. So,Guest Posting what carpet measurement  elements need to be taken into account even before you order your carpeting?

Consider carpet roll width

When you're perusing your carpeting options at the pre-buying stage, make a note of the roll width of the carpeting you're most interested in. The roll width of your carpet of choice will have a significant bearing on how you measure your room.

Get correct pattern matching

Some carpet options you're looking to buy have very specific patterning that must be considered when you measure a space. Getting it right makes all the difference to your carpet installation success. Getting it wrong can result in a lot of wasted time and money. This is particularly true if you're looking to create a continuous flow from one room to another without any jarring interruptions.

Establish accurate carpeting seam positioning

Similar to pattern matching, carpeting seam positioning is a subtle, yet absolutely essential. Seams that are too close to the focal point of a room can be extremely distracting, and can take away from the overall effect you're trying to create. This isn't just about your carpet installation; it can effect the whole aesthetic of your space. With this in mind, at the carpet measuring stage, you will need to make sure that any carpet seams are as far away from focal points as possible.

Some special tools are required for fitting carpet. A carpet fitting knife, a carpet stretcher, a bolster for stretching and tucking the carpet and a staple hammer for tacking the underlay into place.

Fitting the carpetWhen laying any type of carpet or flooring the first thing to do is make sure the surface is smooth and clean. Sweep the floor thoroughly and remove any nails or stones etc that may be protruding. Use a vacuum cleaner if needed. Remove any doors to the room so you won't have to work around them. This isn't a necessity but it will make things easier especially when you reach the door jambs. Nail your carpet gripper around the edge of the room leaving a gap of one and a half times the thickness of the carpet to be laid do not fit carpet gripper in front of your doorway. The gripper has an angled edge on one side this needs to be nearest the wall. If you have a hard subfloor ie; concrete or tiles then gluing maybe the best way to install your gripper. Make sure your gripper is laid evenly. This is what keeps your carpet in place. Use a knee kicker (stretcher) to attach the carpet along one edge. A knee kicker is a solid metal tool about 18" long with teeth that will grip the carpet on one end, and a heavily padded butt on the other. Put the end of the carpet stretcher about 3 or 4 inches from the wall , kick your knee forcefully into the padded end of the carpet stretching tool. This will stretch the carpet over the carpet gripper, where the tacks will grab it and hold it firmly in place.Then using the bolster push the carpet behind the carpet gripper.Work your way around the room stretching the carpet over the carpet gripper, and trim the carpet near the wall with a sharp knife. At the doorway trim the carpet so the edge will be underneath the closed door and install a threshold bar, which will hold the carpet in place at the doorway section.   To help maintain your carpet's appearance and ensure satisfaction with the services performed, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) recommends hiring an IICRC-Certified Firm employing an IICRC-Certified Repair and Re-installation technician to repair and lay your carpet. See more here:Carpet Laying Auckland

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Ma. Theresa Galan
Ma. Theresa Galan

Graeme Stephens has been running the largest owned carpet cleaning Auckland
company in new Zealand for 24 years. IICRC qualified "master restoration technician"

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