HOW TO INSTALL SIMPLY CARPET
Simply Carpet is an easy Do-It-Yourself project.
Follow the instructions below for a beautiful carpet installation.
Utility Knife & Supply of Sharp Blades
Simply carpet tile can be installed over plywood, concrete, vinyl, hardwood, tile or any surface that is structurally sound, clean, dry, and smooth. Concrete should be fully cured and dry before installation. Do not install over existing carpet. Simply Carpet is for indoor use only.
Subfloor variation should not exceed 1/8” in 6’.
Jobsite temperature should be between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The relative humidity should not exceed 65%. Maintain the temperature and humidity above for the life of the carpet tile.
Sweep or vacuum subfloor to remove any debris that will prevent the tiles from laying flat.
Determine the best place to start the installation. Start installation at one corner of the room.
Measure the width and length of the room to determine how square the room is and the width of the last row. If the width of the last row is less than 2”, cut the first row to increase the width of the last row.
Leave a minimum ¼” expansion space at the perimeter of the room
Mix the boxes together. Work from at least three boxes at a time mixing the tiles from various boxes. For best results use boxes from the same dye lot.
Follow the arrows. Every carpet tile has arrows on the back. Install the tiles with all arrows facing the same direction.
Lay the first two tiles flat on the floor, line up the tabs, and press together firmly until they snap together. Continue snapping together tiles until the room is complete.
To create a ¼” expansion space between the tiles and the wall cut off tabs by scoring the tabs with a utility knife and snapping them off.
Cut carpet tile from the bottom. Score the bottom of the carpet tile along one of the notched lines using a sharp utility knife. Then bend the carpet tile until the tray breaks. Using your knife proceed to carefully cut through the pad and carpet.
To install the last row cut the tile to the correct size leaving at least a ¼” gap between the tile and the wall. If necessary you can flex the tile and slightly lift the tile next to it so tabs will lock into place.
Furniture can be moved to one side of the room while carpet is installed on the other side. Move the furniture to the newly carpeted side once complete. Use care when moving furniture over carpet tiles. Never drag heavy objects over the floor.
If desired use baseboard or quarter-round molding to cover the expansion space at the walls.
If it is necessary to unlock carpet tile slide a small utility knife between 2 tiles and twist the knife until the tiles unlock. (Note: Carpet tiles are not designed to be repeatedly locked and unlocked. Doing so will break the tabs.)
Care & Maintenance
Vacuum your new carpet after installation and on a regular basis.
Clean up spills quickly by blotting (don’t rub) with a clean white cloth or paper towel. Before using any spot removal agent test it first in an inconspicuous area.
For deep cleaning use a dry cleaning method. We do not recommend hot water extraction.