Floor Tile - How to Install Carpet Tile

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Published on November 3, 2018
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399.00 CA$

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Carpet tile is one of the easiest flooring materials to install. It's lightweight, cuts with ease, wears well, and goes down quickly. When it gets worn in one place (as any flooring tends to do), you can pull up a tile or two and put down fresh ones.

Aside from quality differences, carpet tile falls into two general categories: self-stick and dry-backed. The application of self-stick tiles is more or less self-explanatory. Installing dry-backed tiles (which are usually a little thicker) means laying down a mastic or using doubled-faced carpet tape. Mastic applications usually leave a little more time to fine-tune the layout and keep the joints straight. Double-faced tape won't gum up the entire floor, a factor to consider if there's a chance you'll one day remove the tile from a solid wood floor. In either case, acclimate the tile to the room for 48 hours before you install it.

You'll need about 15 minutes to install each square yard of floor, not including subfloor preparation.

What You Need

  • Utility knife
  • Tape measure
  • Metal straightedge
  • Chalk line
  • 100-pound roller
  • Carpet tile
  • Mastic or double-faced tape for dry-backed installation


Nova Scotia
Bass River
5555 Dundas St

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