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Carpet Laying Considerations and Methods

By Amelia White

TOONS_CarpetsCarpets are one of the most exquisite and cosy materials for covering the floor. They provide a soft surface to walk around in any place, be it a house, an office, a pub or a club. The most commonly used materials in manufacturing modern carpets are nylon, polyester, polypropylene and wool.

A carpet is prepared by stitching yarn onto a backing material in the same manner as sewing a button on a shirt, and in the form of loops. While production, these loops can either be left intact or cut at various angles, and this process is known as ‘carpet piling’. There are several contemporary methods of carpet piling, the most durable ones being uncut carpet pile, Saxony carpet pile, frieze cut pile while the ones suitable for low traffic areas are cut carpet pile, textured carpet pile and velvet cut pile.

Carpet Laying Considerations
Before laying it, make sure the floor surface is prepared well enough so that the installation of the carpet does not have to be compromised. The indoor temperature of the location should be between 18°C to 35°C, with a relative humidity of 65%. Irregularities on the floor such as cracks, holes or squeaky floorboards should be fixed immediately to ensure a smooth appearance. If the floor is made of concrete, then it must be properly cured, cleaned and dried. Cracks, chips and saw cuts must be properly patched or treated. The use of a properly installed, uncompromising, approved moisture membrane is important for preventing even slight moisture migration into and through a concrete slab. In case the previous carpet layering is being removed, the floor should be be scraped clean of the any glue.

Carpet Laying Methods
If you are planning to install a carpet to your room, use any of the below mentioned methods of carpet laying in Perth. The glue down installation, stretch in installation and cut-to-fit installation are the popular methods of carpet laying. In glue down installation process, the carpet is either glued to the surface of the floor directly or glued to a pad which is attached to the floor. Being suitable for ramps and large areas, it is most popular in commercial places. Stretch in installation is done by first attaching wooden strips embedded with nails to the floor around the edges of the room, followed by padding and then the carpet is laid on the floor by securing it with the nails. This method is widespread in homes. Cut-to-floor installation is useful for laying carpets in bathrooms because in this method, the carpet is cut to fit the area of the place and is laid loosely over the floor.

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Carpet Laying Considerations and Methods

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