Fixing carpet coverings

If full-surface gluing of the carpet or fixing with adhesives enabling re-removal of the carpet is not an option, then it is possible to fix it with double-sided adhesive tape. This type of laying can only be considered in the case of unequivocally suitable floor coverings. It has this disadvantage with larger laying surfaces, that the floor covering under heavy loads, after getting wet, the seats are easy to handle with thorough cleaning and wheel loads “rolls out” and becomes unsightly.
On very porous substrates (cement screeds, gypsum fiber boards or chipboards) glue sticks worse, than on smooth surfaces. Here, an edge strip of the laying surface with a width of approx 10 cm.

Before sticking, the carpet is placed in its intended position, fixes the alignment of a heavy object and accurately cuts the edges. A hook blade is used for this. The floor covering must be held firmly during the cutting process.
Then the carpet is placed on the edges and the double-sided adhesive tape is glued to the floor with its open side in the edge area.. The adhesive tape must be carefully wiped with a strong piece of carpet.
Currently, the paper protective strip is pulled as flat as possible over the floor, that the adhesive tape does not come loose. Finally, the carpet is set aside again and pressed firmly against the duct tape with a piece of wood (a piece of board with rounded edges). The edges of the adjacent rooms are covered with a closing brass profile.

Due to fluctuations in temperature and humidity, the size of the floor covering changes slightly. In order for the carpet to adapt to the climate of the room, it should be taken out of the packaging two days before laying and rolled out on the floor..