Construction services

Velcro floor covering, part 2

interpretation1. Some carpets have a backsheet made of fibers. New floor Velcro strips are perfect for fixing them. Tiny mushroom-shaped hooks on the surface of the adhesive tape, jam with the loop pattern on the backing layer.
2. The substrate must be load-bearing, smooth, strong and dry, dust-free and degreased. During the renovation, the old carpet is removed along with the remnants of the glue. Stone or ceramic tile floors must be wet cleaned. On the other hand, losses on the screed base must be filled.
3. In the renovated room, the screed was first primed. Thus, the surface becomes more durable, resistant to dust and provides good adhesion, to which the tape adheres easily. The primer also plays a hygienic role, because it prevents the growth of microorganisms.
4. The carpet is laid out in the room and pre-trimmed with a slight allowance. One person can handle even large dimensions perfectly. In the corner of the room: one leg rests on the ground, the other is carefully pushed into the carpet.
5. The carpet is left unfolded for at least one day at room temperature. Then it unwinds one half and in the distance 3 centimeters from the wall, the first longitudinal strip is glued,…
6. …and then the tape is pressed down with a soft cork block. Then, transverse stripes are glued on at a distance of approx 75 centimeters. After removing the protective film from the tape, the half of the carpet is slowly unrolled and pressed to the base. The other half is attached in the same way.
7. If you need to make corrections, then you can simply pull off the carpet and, after aligning, press firmly against the Velcro over the entire surface.
8. In all places that require additional treatment, e.g.. on heating cables or on the door frame, cuts are made and possibly additional pieces of Velcro are glued on. The carpet is then pressed firmly against the tape.
9. After the carpet is precisely matched, it is cut with a special knife in the corner. If skirting boards are installed, then the machining of the corners does not have to be that precise. The skirting boards can also be attached to the carpet with Velcro.

In the case of a screed base, the surface should be primed before sticking the tape, so that it has good adhesion. In addition, the undercoat prevents the formation of dust. Guided by the choice of primer, you should also take into account its hygienic properties. It must prevent the growth of microorganisms under the carpet, as these can be a source of unpleasant odors and cause allergies. The lining material is stored in rolls over a longer period of time, then -also in a roll – is delivered to your home. The roller should not be bent, neither can it be trod on. After the initial trim, the complete carpet must be laid out in the room and stored for at least a day at room temperature. Aging makes it easier to attach the carpet evenly afterwards, without folds and bumps. One half of the carpet is unrolled shortly before the tape is glued to the substrate. The tape is glued to the floor about three centimeters from the wall. Transverse stripes are glued onto the surface delineated by the edge strip, with a space of approx 75 centimeters. So that the tape adheres well to the substrate, it is pressed down firmly with a block made of cork. Then the protective film is removed from the tape and the unrolled half of the carpet is slowly unfolded, pressing it down – by rubbing – to the ground. This prevents the formation of small folds and air bubbles. The other half of the carpet is then unwound and fixed in the same way.