Easily lay carpet

Easily lay carpet

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What type of pose?

The glued installation is undoubtedly the most satisfactory because it ensures perfect hold of the covering (it is obviously not suitable for carpets with uncoated lapels). It is possible on any type of floor (parquet, screed, tiling) and has the only drawback the difficulty of removal. Freestanding (on double-sided adhesive tape) does not have this disadvantage, and is generally preferred in rental housing. It provides very sufficient support in rooms with a residential character.

Preparation of funds

The carpet does not hide the irregularities of a floor: on the contrary, with time and trampling, these are more and more marked. On an old cement screed, a leveling is necessary. If the floor is dirty or oily, clean it with Saint-Marc laundry. In addition, it is always preferable to deposit the plinths to pass the carpet underneath: the finish is only better.


Carpet has meaning, that is, the pile coats on one side. Locate it by passing your hand over it (it is often indicated by an arrow, on the back of the sole): we generally orient the coating so that the layer of hair is directed towards the window.


The adhesion is clearly less good than for the glued installation, but it is usually largely sufficient in residential premises. Clean the floor well where you will stick the double-sided adhesive tape (possibly use trichlorethylene to degrease). Stick the adhesive along the baseboards (without removing the protective film) and put the carpet in place. Level off, using a cutter and a trimmer, starting at the corners. Then lift the covering, remove the protective film from the adhesive, put back in place and smooth down, using a spatula or a hammer to smooth down.