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Carpet Tile Install Guide & Layout Ideas: How To Lay Carpet Tile Beautifully By Yourself?

2022/4/26 16:42:59

A carpet tile that can be laid side by side on the floor. The big attraction is that anyone can easily perform the construction. In this guide, we will show you how to install carpet tile in your room easily!

How To Install Carpet Tile Beautifully By Yourself?

Compared to laying a wide rug, the compact size makes it easy for women and children to handle, and there is no problem with storage space. Even if it gets dirty, you can remove only that part and clean it, or you can replace it with a new one. Since it has an appropriate thickness, it is also nice that it has excellent functional aspects such as heat retention, soundproofing, and shock absorption. 

You can freely customize it by combining colors and patterns, so it is also very useful as an accent in your room. Why don't you decorate the space with your own original design? Now follow us to learn the steps to install carpet tiles in your room by yourself!

Step 1 - Tools To Prepare

  • Carpet tiles

  • Large cutter

  • Major

  • Thread

  • Glue

Step 2 - Check the groundwork

When attaching to a control panel, veneer, etc., treat the seams and steps so that they are smooth with an earth seal. Repair any shavings on the wood, and if there are nails or screws, drive them in completely.

Step 3 - Basic carpet tile laying method

  • First, clean the floor.

  • Measure the length of the floor and mark the center with a thread as a reference mark in a cross.

  • Lay the first piece along the reference line or from the center so that the tiles do not become extremely small in the corners of the room.

Place To Start Laying

If there are too many corners in the room, just lay it along the reference line.

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If the corners of the room are extremely small, start pasting in the middle of the reference line.

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Step 4 - When fixing firmly

  • Apply glue to the floor and allow some open time before applying the tiles.

  • After arranging along the reference line, arrange the tiles so as to fill the space.

  • The room may be distorted, so stick it from the center to spread it neatly.

Step 5 - Cut carpet tile by the wall

  • For cutting one tile, stack it exactly with the next tile.

  • Use the other one as a guide and put it on the wall.

  • Cut the bottom cutting tile along with the guide tile.

  • It will be easier to cut if you make some cuts and cut vertically.

  • When it cuts, it fits perfectly on the wall. Let's cut all the walls in this way.

Step 6 - Cut carpet tile in the corner of the room

  • Use it for cutting one tile just like the wall, and stack it exactly with the next tile.

  • Place another guide tile on the corner of the room and stack it.

  • Cut the bottom cutting tile along with the guide tile.

  • It's a corner so let's cut another piece. Overlay the tile for cutting on the next tile in that orientation.

  • Place the guide tiles on the corners of the room and superimpose them.

  • Cut the bottom cutting tile along with the guide tile.

The tiles that are perfect for the corners are now available!

Step 7 - Intricately shaped carpet tile cut

  • For cutting one tile at the window, just like the corner, stack it exactly with the next tile.

  • Place another guide tile on the wall and stack it.

  • Cut the bottom cutting tile along with the guide tile.

  • Attach guide tiles to another parallel wall and cut along the guide.

  • Match the guide tiles and cut the details in the same way.

  • Cut the other sides along with the guide.

Illustration of intricately shaped cuts

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This is perfect for complicated shapes, Complete!

Carpet Tile Layout Pattern Ideas

Carpet tile has a "direction". Looking at the back, the direction is indicated by an arrow (→). However, there is no arrow on the carpet tile dedicated to random pasting. Depending on the direction in which this "direction" is applied, the finished look will change even with the same carpet tile. Depending on the design of the carpet tile, how to apply it beautifully will differ.

Random lay

It can be easily applied without worrying about the direction, and even inexperienced people can install it speedily. Dirty tiles are easy to replace and easy to maintain.

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Checkered lay

The most classic way to lay. lay it with the direction (direction) changed by 90 ° from the adjacent tile. After construction, a pattern like a checkered flag will appear. For striped products, one tile may look slightly larger than the other due to the optical illusion.

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Lay in the sink (order)

Align the tiles in the same direction and lay. If the tiles are properly packed together, the joints of the tiles will be difficult to see, and the finish will look like a single piece.

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Ashura lay

The tiles are laid in the same direction as the sink lay, but the tiles are laid with a shift of 10 cm to 25 cm without aligning the four corners. After construction, the tile grid is unobtrusive and looks like a seamless roll carpet. Even when dirty tiles are replaced, the replaced tiles are less noticeable than when they are installed by sinking.

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Brick lay

Also known as "brick pasting," he lays the tiles laterally 10 cm to 25 cm apart so that the tiles are piled up without aligning the four corners. A striped pattern like a band appears, giving an image like a wooden board.

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