One of the many options you have in designing your home’s flooring is carpet tiles and planks. You can arrange carpet tiles and planks of different textures and colors to form any pattern you desire. Learn more about how to install and choose carpet tiles for your house’s flooring needs.
First, you need to know the basics of installing carpet tiles and plans on your floor. You will need your tiles, a tool to cut them with, adhesive like stickers or tape, measuring tape, chalk, and a framing square. Make sure the floor is clean from debris and dirt, and let the tiles acclimate to the room first.
Use measuring tape and chalk to mark the middle of the room.
Trace lines across the room and use the framing square to ensure they are square.
Use your first carpet tiles to plan a simple layout along the lines.
Place double-sided tape or any adhesive on corners of tiles and lay them down.
Continue to lay tiles and connect them to create the desired pattern.
Trim along the walls if there is extra tile material.
In order to take full advantage of the properties of carpet tiles, make sure you mix and match different colors and shapes to create your preferred pattern, whether making an area rug or complete carpeting. Remember to not just create a fitting pattern within the floor, but also something that complements the rest of the room, particularly in a larger rug or wall-to-wall carpeting.
When it comes to choosing carpet tiles and planks for a specific room, you must consider the strength of the material and the wear from the foot traffic. In addition, keep in mind the material backing your carpet tiles, such as fiberglass, vinyl, recycled vinyl, and urethane, as well as how it will affect the floors. Backing in general keeps the floor stable and protects the material from moisture.