Homearama Week 2016: Day One! – Evolution of Style
Before installing a basement carpet, you must ensure that you receive the required amount. Therefore, it is important to measure the footprint in your basement. It is also important to make sure you are using the right material to get the job done. If your basement is made of concrete, you need to make sure you choose a carpet that can withstand it, and you can do so comfortably choosing a carpet made entirely of synthetic products.
Determine the shade of the carpet
In most cases, basement carpets are installed to enhance the overall appearance of the room. Carpets with darker shades, for example, are designed to give more comfort to the enlarged cellar areas, while lighter carpets create more space in small cellar areas.
Prepare the cellar
First, make sure that you empty the room completely, check the room, and if any moisture problems occur, make sure they are fixed before laying out the carpet in the basement. It is also important to air the carpet for a few days as this will help to remove solvents.
You can simplify the installation of the basement carpet by either removing the door or sanding the bottom to make sure the door closes smoothly after installing the carpet. Remove all baseboards from the room before cleaning the concrete with the most suitable cleaning solutions. If there are irregularities or cracks in the basement, make sure you fill them in and let the corrected area dry completely before proceeding to the next step.
Lay the carpet
With a carpet grab, you can conveniently lay your basement carpet. the carpet grab must be placed against the wall to facilitate installation, especially when laying the carpet edges.
Cut the cushion strips into equal lengths of space and place them side by side across the room. Make sure the rows are aligned, and if there are stitches, you can cover them with tape. It is also important to ensure that the patterns on the carpet match the hidden seams and you can join the pieces with your bare hands or activate them with the recommended adhesives.
Finally, attach the edges to the walls and cut off any excess carpet with a putty blade. Then carefully install the skirting boards and the door.