Available in a range of colors, designs, and textures, these adhesive tiles are easy to remove and replace. They work great for those areas of the house where there is a heavy traffic or which is commonly used by kids and pets.
In case there are stains which are beyond repair, you do not have to replace the entire flooring. Instead, with carpet tiles, all you need to do is just replace the stained tiles. What's more, the installation of these tiles is actually quite easy.
In fact, the task can be easily performed by a novice in less than a day. All you need is a measuring tape, carpenter's square, chalk line, utility knife, and your choice of carpet tiles. Here is a step-by-step guide for installing carpet tiles.
How to Install Carpet Tiles
Once the room is measured, the carpet tile provider will tell you about the number of tiles that you have to use. In addition to this, you can also purchase a set of extra tiles for replacement in case of stains or damage to the floor.
Mark the center of each wall and using a chalk line, draw out a line from the center mark of each wall to find the converging point at the center of the room, which would serve as the starting point for your tile installation.
For confirming the measurements, measure the center line from the wall at various points on the line. If the measurement vary by more than 4 inches, then you might want to measure all over again and chalk out a new line to confirm the center.
Start placing the tiles on the 'X' mark, fitting them tightly together. Some carpet tiles come with arrows to indicate the direction of the tile layout. Keep laying the tiles in the same direction, ensuring that the pattern is maintained till you reach the last full carpet.
Performing the installation on your own can save you a significant amount of money. With these tiles you need not stick to the boring format of single color tiles. You can have a mix of different colors or add patterned tiles like Berber carpet tiles to add pizazz to your room. This can transform your drab-looking room into quite lively and bright.