Carpet: the different poses

Carpet: the different poses

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There are several good reasons for choosing carpet as a floor covering, especially in bedrooms. It undoubtedly has several advantages: it is a good sound and thermal insulator, it is soft, comfortable and warm on feet that wander around naked or in simple socks. In a child's room it is therefore completely appropriate because it is soft and secure. It is also not difficult to maintain, and, icing on the cake, it is neither very complicated to remove it, nor very complicated to install it, which makes the work of floor coverings much less tedious ! And in this regard, here are explained the different poses of carpets that you can consider.

Free or floating installation.

This is the method of simply laying the carpet on the floor without fixing it. It is obviously the easiest laying technique to implement, but it does not adapt to any type of room or any type of carpet. We will only use this method for rooms with small surfaces, with little passage and if the carpet you have chosen is sufficiently heavy and thick to not move. You will then just have to unroll your carpet and then cut it with a leveler according to the dimensions of your room.

The glued pose

It is a technique that you can completely implement by yourself as long as you are applied and that you respect certain basic rules. To glue your carpet you will either use glue that you have chosen according to the floor you are going to cover (parquet, cement, etc.), or double-sided adhesive tapes. The fixing by double-sided adhesive will remain less effective than a fixing with glue, this is why it is recommended to use this method of fixing only in sufficiently small rooms which will not require any carpet connection. The glue attachment is strong and durable, perfect for rooms with high traffic. The floor that you are going to cover must absolutely be properly dusted and sufficiently smooth. You will start by unrolling the carpet, making the cuts according to the dimensions of the room (always leaving 5 cm of overhangs), obstacles and angles. It is only afterwards that you will lift the carpet to spread the glue on the floor and then replace your covering. Then you just have to roll from the inside to the edges of the room to expel the air under the carpet and level it off at the baseboards.

The stretched pose

This last technique is the one used for very high quality carpets (woven or jute back), for exceptional resistance and resistance over time. It is however difficult to apply alone and very often requires the intervention of a professional. This one will lay an underlay (it is called a underlay) which erases the irregularities of the ground, then will stretch the carpet to hang it on anchor slats, along the plinths. A slightly more complex method!