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Laying carpet tiles on concrete

We love using carpet tiles for floor coverings because they are so versatile and make a great job of many projects.
If you have an ugly or uneven area to cover they are an ideal solution.

Initial checks
We need to make sure your floor contains no dampness.
If they are damp we need to use a sealant so the tiles remain stuck down.

Laying your tiles

The best way to start laying is from the middle of the room, and you can mark this out using chalk. Pick your centre point and mark it.
You don't want to remove any sticky backing just yet. We need to make sure everything fits first.

You start at the centre of the room and work your way outwards.
As a DIY person, who is not perhaps a skilled carpet fitter, tiles were designed to make your life easier.

Peel and stick tiles for examples, already have adhesive applied so you avoid all the mess of applying glue to the back of your tiles.

If you prefer to apply the tackifier you do this thinly to start with so that if there are any errors, you can simply lift up the tiles and start again.

prepare your floor

A concrete protimeter will give a moisture indication which should be no more than 5% and should show a maximum humidity of 75%. If you don’t get these figures, you might have to install a selected membrane for a perfect job.

The same applies if the surface is dusty, as often happens with concrete finishes in industrial premises.

For wooden floorings, be sure anything you cover is perfectly sound and dry.
It might be better to entirely remove the wood fist. Try not to use nails to tie down the wood because they can cause it to crack and make the problem worse.

A very suitable tile for concrete flooring is supplied by carpet tile wholesale in the UK.  They offer excellent guidance on carpet tile laying.
Installing carpet tiles on concrete flooring involves cleaning and leveling the surface, measuring and marking the center point, and applying adhesive. Place the tiles from the center outwards, cutting as needed for edges. Press firmly and use a roller to ensure proper adhesion and a smooth finish.