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The complete guide to fitting carpet tiles in your office

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Posted: September 29, 2020

The complete guide to fitting carpet tiles in your office

Although it may sound daunting to replace your office carpet if you have furniture it is actually not. We have carried out this service every weekend for over 20 years and have mastered it so it is stress-free for our clients.

Can you fit carpet tiles to concrete?

Yes, you can. Here at Selby, we use a tackifier so that the tiles can be uplifted and refitted, keeping the adhesion. Subfloors are slightly different and need to be smooth to take carpet tiles so seek advice from us on this prior to installing the tiles. For the perfect finish, latex the floor with a self-smoothing screed.

Can you fit carpet tiles to plywood or floorboards?

Yes. We use a tackifier adhesive so the carpet tiles can be taken up and refitted and keep the tackiness. Our fitters are always looking to get the carpet tiles looking their best. For a professional finish, you must ensure the ply is level and smooth. A ‘feather finish’ latex can help hide the joints of the tiles although this is normally unnecessary due to the thick backing of carpet tiles. Floorboards need to be level with minute gaps to stop high heels falling between the tiles. We would always recommend ‘plying’ (lining with plywood) floorboards prior to installing carpet tiles.

Top Tip

If you directly apply carpet tile tackifier adhesive to hardwood floors this will be difficult to ever get off. We have a number of membranes that will allow you to install carpet tiles onto hardwood floors without damaging it

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Can you fit carpet tiles on carpet?

This is a big no-no! Basically, carpet tiles will not sit flat on the softness of carpet. This will make them a trip hazard and dangerous. Our recommendation would be to strip back to the sub-floor and preparing this in a smooth way, so the carpet tiles look and work at their best. Manufacturers will not give any guarantees on their products if they are fitted on carpet.

 

Can you fit carpet tiles on carpet?

This is a big no-no! Basically, carpet tiles will not sit flat on the softness of carpet. This will make them a trip hazard and dangerous. Our recommendation would be to strip back to the sub-floor and preparing this in a smooth way, so the carpet tiles look and work at their best. Manufacturers will not give any guarantees on their products if they are fitted on carpet.

 

We began in 1998, since then we have supplied thousands of carpets throughout the City of London, the West End and Greater London.

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