Carpet tiles are a durable and practical flooring solution which makes them an increasingly popular choice for people furnishing new-build properties and office premises. Here's a guide on how to store and lay removable carpet tiles.
You should always store carpet tiles in their original packaging and on a flat surface. This is to prevent the tiles from warping, bending or becoming scuffed. It's also not recommended that more than 10 boxes are stacked to avoid excess weight being placed on the lower tiles and crushing the material.
Open the tiles a couple days prior to use and allow them to 'rest' at room temperature. This allows the tiles to settle into their intended shape before you lay them.
The surface onto which the tiles are to laid must be smooth, dry and structurally sound. Make sure the existing floor is sealed and therefore not at risk of rising moisture before you put the tiles down. In the case of wooden flooring constructed from boards or planking, you'll need to infill any gaps and sand any lumps or bumps.
If the room has underfloor heating, make sure that the temperature won't exceed 28°C, and turn the heating off at least 48 hours before you lay the tiles. If the floor temperature is too warm, the initial dressing of tile adhesive won't 'go off', and subsequent lifting or movement of the tiles may occur if the adhesive becomes softened by excess heat.
Laying the tiles
Consult with a professional from a business like Fyshwick Carpets if you have questions or concerns about carpet tile installation.Share
31 July 2015
Welcome to my blog! My name is Richard and my big passion in life is looking for old buildings to restore. My love of old buildings started when I was seven years old and I visited my grandparent's house in Alice Springs. It was a large Victorian building which looked magnificent even though it was in a bad state of repair. Once I grew up and made some money, I decided I would like to invest in old buildings to bring them back to life. I hire a range of different contractors to complete the work on my behalf but I take a keen interest and I have learnt a lot of things.