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How to Install Carpet

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📅 March 26, 2022

⏱️2 min read

Installing carpet in your living space can be significantly challenging and straining to your back. Nonetheless, with the right tools and patience, you can efficiently get the job done.

Installing a luxurious carpet gives your room a trendy finish. Furthermore it is comfortable to walk on the carpet.

Some homeowners choose to install carpets to make the living room soundproof.

But remember that: It is costly to hire professional carpet installers. So, you need a guide to help you achieve successful results at reduced cost.

Tools Needed

  • Broom
  • Vacuum
  • Carpet
  • Padding
  • Tape measure
  • Tack strips
  • Glue
  • Duct tape
  • Chalk
  • Utility knife
  • Steam iron
  • Staple gun
  • Carpet roller
  • Scissors
  • Knee kicker

1) Prepare the Room

Remove any old carpet installed. If you do not have, then clean the entire floor. Start by sweeping any dirt or debris on the floor then vacuum.

2) Measure Area and Get the Carpet

Measure the length and width of the entire room. Also, ensure to precisely measure the surface area where the carpet will be installed.

Add 10-20% to the measurement. With the current measurements get a padding & a carpet and cut the two with a scissors according to the measurement.

3) Install Tack Strips

Nail tack strips along the walls. But make sure to place the tack strips in place. Leave half an inch space between the wall and the strips. But do not leave any spaces in between the strips.

While placing the tack strips, leave the entryways and doorway open.

4) Fit the Padding in Place

Put some glue underneath the padding on the floor and place the padding on the floor with the edges along the tack strip. Use a staple gun to pin the padding down.

5) Install the Carpet

  • Place a double-sided duct tape on the padding
  • Make sure to place a few strips across the padding. However, do not put too much duct tape
  • Roll out your carpet covering the wall and tack strips. Make sure all edges are covered by the carpet
  • Lay some seaming tape underneath visible seams
  • Heat the tape for 8-10 seconds and after the tape is melted, press the carpet down
  • Use a carpet roller to seal the steam tape

6) Place the Carpet in Place

Put a knee kicker on the carpet to ensure there are not excess loose fabric sticking out. Stretch out the fabric and press to put everything in place. Press out all the lumps. Trim the carpet along the edges and remove the excess fabric. Stretch your carpet out while doing this.

7) Clean the Carpet

Sweep any loose material or dirt on the carpet and run a steam cleaner over the carpet.


Install a carpet in your home like a professional using the above discussed technique.

You can now do it with the necessary DIY items (purchased in any depot or online retailer shops at pocket friendly prices).

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