Lay carpet and carpet

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Most textile floor coverings are characterized by a Impact sound and thermal insulation out. Nevertheless, there are some differences to consider when buying, because carpets and Carpets differ in their production method and material properties.

Did you decide for a floor covering, you can lay the carpet without much prior knowledge, Do-it-yourselfers have the choice whether to fix it in places with double-sided adhesive tape or to permanently bond it to the substrate.

Differences in the carpet and carpet

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Velor carpet with soft pile

For carpets, a distinction is made between velor and so-called loop fabric. at Velor carpets are the loops sewn into the carrier fabric cut open on the top.

An exception are carpets in which the twisted threads were twisted and thus more resistant become. In contrast, in loop fabric, the yarn was secured in the form of loops in the fabric.

Through the loops is the Carpet softer and fluffier. This production method is also called "tufts".

The situation is different with carpet tiles: comparable to velours they have no loops, however The pile and backing are glued together.

Carpets are usually knotted or woven, this one-or multi-colored yarns to loop shaped, which in turn are interwoven with the carrier fabric.

Woven and knotted goods are mostly more expensive than velor or pile carpet, In addition, it is made of natural materials, such as sisal or pure wool. The famous oriental rugs are traditionally knotted.

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Carpet with slings

Cheaper, but easier to handle, is a needle felt carpet or needle felt. in this connection attach synthetic fibers to the base and reinforces them - depending on the quality - on the bottom with jute, felt, a foamed plastic layer or latex.

Who on a carpet or carpet value on one very hard-wearing or comfortable flooring, is based on the carpet seal of the European Carpet Community e.V. (ETG).

Carpets made Synthetic fibers cost on average 5 euros per m2while consumers for Natural fibers about 25 euros per m2 should take into account. At Feinvelours the prices per square meter start from approx. 60 euros.

Lay carpet tiles

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Lay carpet tiles

Carpet tiles are the carpet in the mini format and can be flexibly used in any room situation and exchange. We illustrate the differences between the self-adhesive and self-laying carpet tile types and give tips for laying.

Lay carpet tiles

Oriental rugs

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Oriental rugs

Oriental rugs have been used as floor coverings for centuries very appreciated and belong to the expensive carpetn. Here you will learn everything worth knowing about the different carpets, the patterns and their production.

Oriental rugs

Advantages and disadvantages of carpets

The carpet is still very popular.

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The carpet is still very popular.

Most carpets provide good sound insulation and thermal insulation, but at the same time they differ not only in their method of manufacture but also in their materials. So load yourself Carpets of synthetic fibers, such as polyamide pile or polypropylene pile electrostatic and thus attract dust.

By comparison, some people find softwood carpets more comfortable. They also take the üExcessive humidity in the room, Nevertheless, they are robust and dirt-repellent due to the wool fat.

The disadvantage: some Wool carpets are contaminated with the moth poison permethrin.

As an alternative to wool or wool carpeting Synthetic fibers are coconut and sisal carpetsin which the plant fibers are processed into a flat, robust tissue.

Instructions: Lay carpet and carpets

Independent of Production methods allow carpets and carpets to be loosely laid on the floor, fasten with a double-sided adhesive tape, glue or glue over the entire surface.

Especially at Floors of 20 m2 or more are suitable for fixing the carpet to prevent slippage due to daily use and wave formation due to fluctuating humidity.

Lay carpet with fixation

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In niches and heating pipes accuracy is required when laying the carpet

In rented apartments should be a newly laid flooring in the event of an excerpt Remove completely without damaging the substrate to let.

The same applies to a nursery, as the taste of children changes with age and they no longer like the carpet with childlike motives. It is the same with the Laying in small spaces not necessary, him permanently with the ground connect to.

If the area under 20 m2 is worth laying a carpet with foam backing. This can be fixed with double-sided adhesive tape or a special fixation on the floor. at larger rooms must be laid several tracks and fixed together at the joint become.

Fix carpet with double-sided adhesive tape

The new flooring should already be in the trade at the required Cut the surface plus a 10 cm supernatant on each siden become. Then prepare it in the room, adjust it and smooth it out.

Make sure that Pattern of patterned rugs seen straight from the door, Now the carpet is shortened on all sides to a protrusion of 2-3 cm.

In the next step, the carpet is rolled up again and that double-sided adhesive tape pasted along the walls, Then lay the carpet and align one last time. For multiple carpet sheets, the pile should run in the same direction. Also, at the point where the adjacent to each other, the carpet tape Applied to the floor.

If he is right, pull that Protective paper of the adhesive tape piece by piece and can remove the carpet fix. Finally, smooth it to the edges with a board and cut off the protruding edges with a utility knife.

Lay carpet with special carpet fixation

Another way to attach the rug is to use one Special carpet fixation, as for example from Ceresit is available. This fixation makes it possible to lay carpets with a smooth foam backing directly on old floor coverings, such as PVC or filled substrates.

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Uneven surfaces are compensated

It is important that the old flooring is stable and has been thoroughly cleaned before. For Parquet and natural stone floors is this productt nicht suitable.

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For a strongly absorbent screed priming is required

The carpet fixing in powder form is after Manufatured and allowed to stir, Alternatively, ready fixings for Carpet and PVC flooring available.

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Roll out the carpet

Now roll out the carpet, align and half roll up again. In the next step you wear the Carpet fixation with a notched trowel evenly on the ground on. If it is an absorbent surface, the new carpet can be placed in the fixation after 5 minutes and rub well.

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Apply fixation to the substrate

Not at absorbent substrates, this is after 10-15 minutes possible. Then the second half of the carpet can be laid and fixed.

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Distribute fixation evenly

In the last step you cut the border areas rightly. It is particularly important in niches and in the door area tact. To 24 hours, the new flooring is resilient.

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Cut carpet at niches

The carpet can become one be deducted easily later, Possible remains of the fixation or the carpet can be removed with warm water and detergent.

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Press carpet

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Cut off supernatants

Glue carpet together

Who wants to lay the carpet lasts, glued him to the ground and prevents slipping or making waves, As with fixing, the substrate must be even, free of dirt, grease and dust.

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Roll out the carpet

Similarly, old glue residue should be removed. at absorbent substrates is a primer with a deep background necessary.

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Apply carpet adhesive to the substrate

In the first step you put the Carpet in the room and moves it straight, before being beaten back in half becomes.

Then you prepare the Carpet adhesive according to manufacturer instructions or uses a ready to use product, for example, the solvent-free carpet and PVC adhesive from Ceresit.

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Distribute the adhesive evenly

Apply this with a notched trowel evenly on the floor. It should be noted that only so much glue passes, as laid in carpet in 30 minutes can be. After a ventilation time of 5 to 10 minutes, put the flooring in and press it firmly. Now it's the turn of the second half.

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Put carpet in the adhesive bed

In niches, heating pipes and door frames is with great care to work, It is helpful to record the cut on the underside of the carpet before it is cut and laid.

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The lining is cut to niches and then glued

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For door frames, cut the carpet

In contrast, overlapping webs are placed in the adhesive bed so that the Interfaces free of adhesivef stay. Only after the cut you fold up both sides, apply the glue and work in the push.

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A rail helps with straight cuts

Carpets for children and youth rooms

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Carpet for the nursery

For children's room it is quiet Colorful carpet or carpet, made of a robust and easy-care material consists. Children's rugs are therefore available in many different designs, such as colorful patterns, flowers, cars, colored puzzle pieces or figures from famous children's series.

If you do not want to lay carpet, opt for runners or bedside rugs instead. These have the advantage of being themselves easier to replace with other carpetsif they are dirty or no longer liked the older child.

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Carpet with floral motif

At the latest when changing to the youth room The teenagers want to separate themselves from the childish furniture, wallpaper and carpets and take over the design themselves.

After all the furniture has been removed from the room, the Carpet completely removed and a new flooring laid. Alternatively, smaller carpets can be easily replaced.

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