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.
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.
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.