Should You Try Carpet Tiles In Your Home
Carpet tiles offer an affordable and stress free method of completely renovating the interior of your home or office space. Carpet tiles can be installed quickly and easily by almost anyone, no matter how much experience you have. The process is rather simple and looks fabulous when complete. Carpet tiles come in a wide variety of colours, thickness and textures. We sell a vast selection of different carpet tiles appropriate for almost any application at Carpet Direct 2 U. Our carpet tile flooring options typically last between five and eight years before they need to be replaced.
Carpet tile flooring solutions come in two different varieties: peel and stick and full spread mastic. Peel and stick tiles are some of the most popular varieties. These include a pre applied adhesive on the back side that is covered in protective paper. This paper is peeled off when the tiles are adhered to the floor. In contrast, full spread tiles will require the use of adhesive glue to attach them to the floor. Most trowel-on or spray-on glue is cheaply available at Bunnings and can help you to finish the job correctly. Ask us about which adhesives provide a high quality solution when you purchase full spread mastic carpet tiles from Carpet Direct 2 U.
We recommend quality carpet tiles over and above full carpets for use in rumpus rooms and other living areas throughout the home. Regardless of the variety of carpet tile you select from Carpet Direct 2 U, you will need to follow the steps listed below when considering how to install carpet tiles as either a residential or commercial flooring solution.
Remove the Furniture and Old Flooring
Free up the area from furniture and rip out any old carpets using a pry bar before starting to install your new carpet tiles. If your existing floors are made from vinyl or wood, then you may stick carpet tiles directly to these, however the adhesive might not stick and you may feel the grain of the texture underfoot through the carpet.
Fix Gaps In The Underlying Floors
If you have ripped up your old carpets, sand back any glue remaining on the floorboards or stone beneath. The stone must be filled with cement too if any gaps or cracks are present in the form. Uneven areas must be completely removed so that the carpet tiles stick properly to the underlying floor. Doing this also ensures that any liquid that falls onto and seeps through the carpet doesn’t pool in cavities in the cement underneath.
Clean The Surface and Seal the Subfloor
Once any gaps in the subfloor have been filled in, it’s time to clean the surface and remove any debris that is left over. Simply brush the floor with a stiff broom and then mop to remove any residual dust. The floor must be completely dry before the carpet tiles are applied. As described previously, liquids can fall beneath the carpet and so any porous materials like wood or rock must be sealed before glue is applied. Both concrete and wood sealers are available at Bunnings and can be applied with a roller.
Dry Fit The Tiles, Then Install!
It’s usually a good idea to dry fit the tiles to the subfloor to make sure they tessellate correctly and that you have purchased enough. Mark the centre point of the room and start there, working outwards along quadrant lines. After you are happy with the layout, simply remove the paper coverings or apply the adhesive recommended by Carpet Direct 2 U and stick the tiles to the floor. Ensure there are no gaps between the tiles. If there is a perimeter remaining outside the tiles, you will have to fill the gaps with cut carpet tiles. Carpet tiles can be cut using a Stanley knife or other utility knife, but do this carefully or you will waste your precious carpet resources.
Contact Carpet Direct 2 U
If you need new carpet tiles, contact our experts at Carpet Direct 2 U. We are open for business Monday to Friday, 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Call us today on 0414 227 738 to discuss your situation and to invest in a solution for carpet flooring in Sydney. We supply both residential and commercial carpet tiles that can sustain heavy traffic over a high quality floor covering.