Installing wall-to-wall carpets is very difficult. You can’t do it alone. You need the right equipment and help from others. Here are some tips you can use to install carpet.
The first step is to measure the length and width of the room. Then prepare all the necessary equipment, such as a quality knee kicker, gripless strips to cover the diameter of the room or double-sided tape. In addition, you must ensure that the floor is dry, smooth, stable, and clean. If you find loose boards or protruding nails, you can secure them with a hammer. Removing old carpeting is essential to have a flat and smooth subfloor.
Clean the surface of the carpet from all dust. After making sure the floor surface is wet for the carpet, you can move on to the next step, placing the padding. First, you need to put the carpet in a rough position. Let half of the carpet be laid back, while the other part is laid down. Secure it with straps or beams around the edge of the room. Seamless strips should be ¼ inch from the wall. Then nail it to the floor with a hammer.
However, you can also use double-sided tape. While it may not provide as much protection as non-stick strips, it may work well enough for your carpet. Then fix the disappearance of the wooden floor with waterproof studs.
The last thing you need to do is lay down the carpet. First, you must place the carpet about ½ inch around two adjacent walls. Attach your rug with straps on one side. You can then spread the rug around the room using your knee. Hang the rug in one corner using hookless strips. This will secure the rug along the wall at a different angle. Glue it firmly to the wall from the first to the second corner. Then smooth the corner carpet to the other corner. You can attach it to the handleless rail on the wall of the first corner.
Kneel on the carpet. The knee frog should be on the floor. Press the teeth of the knee into the carpet. Tap the pad forward with your knee. Continue this process to reach the wall towards you. Then attach the carpet to the gripless strip. Repeat on the other edge. The last thing is to cut off the excess carpet by an inch and then push it under the baseboard.