Our Commercial Grade Carpet Tile Installation Process
Step 1: Calculating the required materials for commercial square carpet tiles
Measure the room by multiplying its length and width to find the square footage. Then divide the square footage by the square dimensions of the chosen carpet tile, while adding 10 to 15 percent for future repairs or replacements.
Step 2: Preparing the area for commercial carpet floor tiles
Before one installs commercial-grade carpet tiles, one must prepare the area by carefully removing the baseboards with a pry bar and then set them aside to reinstall when done.
Step 3: Marking the center of the room
Marking the center of the room can be done by finding the center point of each wall and marking the subfloor at this point. A chalk line can be used on the floor between marks on parallel walls. These lines should be cut across at the center point on the floor that has been marked.
Step 4: Test the layout
Testing the layout can be done by starting at the center and moving out toward the wall where one can lay the carpet tiles along the two baselines. If the gap at the wall is narrower than half the width of a tile, one can adjust the center point and lines over until one can fit at least half a tile in that space.
Step 5: Install the tiles
There will be an arrow on the back of each tile known as a pile direction. By ensuring that all the arrows point in the same direction one can have a seamless installation or rotate them according to the planned direction.
With peel-and-stick carpet tiles, one can remove the plastic film or paper to expose the adhesive backing. Once the pile direction is correct, one can lightly place the tile on the floor, adjusting it to ensure it’s square, and then press the tile in place by hand.
With carpet tiles that don’t self-adhere, one can use a trowel to spread adhesive over enough of the floor for a few tiles. Ensuring the pile is in the correct direction, one can lightly place the carpet tile on the mastic and press the tile in place by hand once in the correct position.
Step 6: Use the carpet roller to seal carpet tiles
After the commercial-grade carpet tiles are installed, one can secure them permanently by using a carpet roller in every direction, going over each tile to make sure the adhesive makes solid contact with the subfloor.