Chris is an Alabama homeowner who volunteered to install a 12 x 15 carpet tile and separate pad according to CCA instructions for the first time. His tools were: A Hand swing stapler, a simple hand razor knife, and a right angle for square cutting.
- Note, Chris is installing over a wood floor – using staples. If over concrete floor, chris would use spray glue.
- First Chris installs the pad. Once spread in place, the pad is stapled on both sides of the pad seam, and then stapled down each side of the seam. Then the 3” special seam tape is applied over the pad seam.
- Now the edges of the pad are smoothed out, and the edges are stapled down.
- Now to apply your carpet tile (Please notice
that Chris takes note of the arrow on the back of the tile). As the tiles are laid in place that arrow
comes into play.
- IMPORTANT: THE FIRST TILE LAID, THE ARROW POINTS
TO 12 O’CLOCK– THE NEXT TILE LAID, IT’S ARROW MUST POINT TO 3 O’CLOCK
- The 12 – 3 arrow point continues until all tiles are laid. Any variation will cause a pattern distortion.
- IMPORTANT: THE FIRST TILE LAID, THE ARROW POINTS TO 12 O’CLOCK– THE NEXT TILE LAID, IT’S ARROW MUST POINT TO 3 O’CLOCK
- Also notice the way Chris installs the carpet tile stabilization tabs. They are mounted around the carpet tile. (Notice that as the tiles are installed and attached to existing tabs – less tabs are used since the previously laid tiles already have tabs in place).
- Also note that these tabs will hold tiles securely in place for many, many years.
- Note how carefully Chris places and adjusts the tiles to be perfectly in place.
- Notice how Chris cuts & installs the tiles when a short tile space must be filled as he proceeds with the installation.
- Chris took 1 hour & 30 minutes to complete and clean up the job.
- You can do the same! Just take it slow and easy.
Now you have a beautiful carpet tile floor, that’s very serviceable and cushioned beyond belief.
Just “Call Your Dog”!