Wall-to-Wall Carpet Installation: General Tips

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Wall-to-Wall Carpet Installation: General Tips

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This article will specifically focus on wall-to-wall carpet installation and is part of Zarif Carpets‘ collection of articles related to wall-to-wall carpets. Discover more articles related to carpets on our ‘All About Wall-to-wall Carpet‘ page.

If you are not familiar with the topic of wall-to-wall carpet, we recommend checking out our guide ‘Wall-to-wall Carpets: What You Should Know‘ first.

Wall-to-wall carpet installation is the final stage in purchasing wall-to-wall carpet. This process is quite sensitive and should be handled by a specialized expert. Since most of us are not elaborate installers, and will not be, in the following sections, we will delve into some general tips to consider when having your carpet installed.

If you are not familiar with wall-to-wall carpet term and its types, We suggest to check out our article named Wall-to-Wall Carpet: What We Should Know first.

Why Do Wall-to-Wall Carpets Need to Be Installed?

Wall-to-wall carpets, unlike regular rugs, are sold according to the dimensions of your space. For example, if you want to carpet a 12 sqm room, you need to order about 12 sqm of wall-to-wall carpet to ensure it fits and covers the entire area. This type of carpet requires installation to be securely fixed and remain in place. This is where wall-to-wall carpet installation becomes crucial—a process in which the carpet is affixed to the floor to prevent any movement.

Pre-Installation Preparation

Before diving into the installation process, thorough preparation is crucial for a successful outcome. This includes:

Room Measurement

Measure the dimensions of the room accurately, including any alcoves or irregular spaces. This ensures you purchase the right amount of carpet and minimizes waste. Of course, remember that even with accurate measurements, the installation process will be approximate. Commonly, you may need more carpet than the estimated value because, like any other process, wall-to-wall carpet installation has some waste. However, the amount of that waste is up to your installer and how sophisticated they are.

room measurement in carpet installing

Subfloor Inspection

Examine the subfloor for any imperfections, such as cracks or uneven surfaces. Make necessary repairs or adjustments to create a smooth and stable foundation for the carpet.

Carpet Selection

Choose a carpet that complements the room’s décor, considering factors such as color, texture, and pile height. For instance, if you or someone in the household is handicapped, avoid long pile height carpets as they may not be suitable for wheelchair movement. Furthermore, if you plan to carpet your office with high foot traffic, opt for a highly resistant carpet, such as carpet tiles.

Don’t worry about your wall-to-wall carpet slipping; installers traditionally used glue on the subfloor. However, modern wall-to-wall carpets often come with an extra layer on the back. These carpets are known as Anti-Slip or Anti-Skid carpets.

An anti-slip wall-to-wall carpet

Installation Process

As mentioned, when it comes to installing a wall-to-wall carpet, there are some tips you should consider as a client, and there are some specialized matters for a carpet installer. In this article, we won’t delve into the details of how a wall-to-wall carpet is installed. Therefore, during the installation process, simply allow your sophisticated carpet installer to perform their job and make them feel free to execute their expertise.

After Installation

After having your carpet installed, you should consider some tips for the carpet’s longer lifespan:

  • Keep it clean by vacuuming the carpet regularly.
  • Wipe any stains immediately.
  • If you are using an indoor carpet, don’t expose it to sunlight for a long time.

Final Words

As it is often said, wall-to-wall carpet installation is quite sensitive and should be handled by a specialized expert. However, there are some points that are better for you, as a client, to consider. The points described in the article will assist you in addressing the carpeting of your home or office with a broader perspective.

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