Hints For Putting in Integral Pad Carpeting

Integral pad carpet is a kind of carpeting that has its own cushioned backing attached and attached to the backside of the carpeting, thereby eliminating the need for installing separate carpet padding. Integral pad carpet is also referred to as cushion-backed carpet and is the idyllic flooring solution for concrete flooring because you do not need to use nails or tacks to hold it to the floor. And because there is no requirement to hold integral pad carpeting with carpeting tape, it is also a terrific selection for smaller spaces like closets and baths. To prevent the edges from curling, however, larger sections can be easily grounded with double-sided tape. You can find integral pad carpeting in a diversity of styles, including cut pile and Berber, and in a rainbow of extraordinary colors.


Just like installing any other style of carpet, you have to make sure that the floor is totally clean and dry, is structurally strong, and has a comparatively smooth or symmetrical surface. Make sure that there is no dust, dirt, sticky residue or debris on the floor. If the floor is not properly prepared, the double-sided tape will not stick properly. Alongside the integral pad carpet, you will need a double-sided carpet tape that is two inches wide, a carpet cutter, a measuring tape or ruler, and a chalk for marking the carpeting. If the installation necessitates seams, purchase a seam adhesive that is recommended for your type of carpet material, as well as five-inch carpet tape to use under the seam.

Accurate measurements and accurate cuts

Take correct measurements of the perimeter of the space where the carpet will be installed, including the length and width of the space; add an inch to every side of the dimensions that you write down. For illustration, if the width is 80 inches, you should cut the carpeting so that it is 82 inches wide accounting for the extra inch on both sides of the width. Follow the same process for the length. Cut the carpeting accordingly using a chalk line to attain a correct cut. Place the carpet on the flooring so that it covers the total space.

Finishing the edges

Once the carpeting is smoothly in place, start with a corner segment and be careful not to slide the carpeting out of place. Raise up one segment of carpeting and apply a border of rug tape benefit it, applying it to the floor below. Place the tape smoothly without any air or bubbles and remove the paper backing. Allow the carpet to fall onto the tape below, applying pressure that will cause it to stick steadfastly, and then smooth it out using your hands. You can also get a rolling pin to help you in smoothing out the carpet. This process should be replicated around the perimeter for all remaining carpeting sides. Once you have attached all sides to the floor, you will need to trim any excess carpet from around the edges. And finally, press the edges of the carpeting benefit the mopboard. You may also look at placing a shoe molding on the carpet edges and then securely nail it to the mopboard.

If the carpet requires seaming, put in five-inch carpet tape underneath the seam, press the pieces of carpet into position and apply seam adhesive as directed on the product label.

The best benefit of installing carpet over a hard, concrete floor is that a once useful space can be transformed into a snug, welcoming place suitable for living. After your carpet has been put in and the area looks more cozy, you may look at displaying informal accents like palm tree wall art and metal or ceramic sun wall art. No matter what you select, be certain to bestow your own individual style to the room.