Know About the Three Types of Carpet Layers and Installation

Carpet and comfort are two words that are strongly related to each other. Installing a carpet on the floor certainly adds more comfort to your living space, particularly during the winter days. Carpet flooring can provide you tons of benefits, and some of them are really amazing from the perspective of long term investment. When it comes to choosing a carpet layer for the purpose of installation, there are few points you need to consider, mainly because there are tons of options to choose from. In this regard, you can also discuss with the professionals and they can install some extra padding and layers on your carpets.



Why Would You Install the Carpet Layers?

Like we know, the purpose of a carpet layer is to carry out the installation of carpets. Measuring the dimensions, figuring out the best designs, and planning the entire installation are some of the major responsibilities of a carpet layer. If you stay in a colder state then you must install some extra padding on your carpet because it will provide you a heat insulation system, and offer you warmth during the winter season. Apart from that, these carpet layers can also reduce sound pollution and they can provide you additional safety measurements. If you accidentally fall on the carpets then they will not hurt you because the soft materials and extra layers of these carpets can protect you from any injuries.  

Types of Carpet Layers and Installation

Carpet Layers

Carpet Layers

  • Glued Down Installation:
    In this category, there are two sub categories to talk about, and they are direct glued down carpet installation and double glued down carpet installation. Talking about the first category, the carpet is glued or installed directly to the floor.  Since the carpet remains glued directly to the floor, therefore it receives a good amount of support and stability, which also enhances the durability of the same.
  • Carpet Layer Installation:
    Talking about the second category, a layer of padding is first glued to the floor, upon which the carpet is installed. Quite certainly, the feel and look offered by this kind of carpet layering is much better. However, the cost of installation as well as replacement remains higher here. Apart from that, it can provide you the better longevity of your carpets and you can easily use the carpets for ten to fifteen years without any replacement.
  • Cut to Fit Installation:
    Like the name suggests, in this kind of carpet layering, the expert will first take a measurement of the room and then cut the carpet as per the measurements were taken. Talking more about this process, the carpet is placed freely over the floor, without using any kind of glue. Hence, it is absolutely crucial to maintaining absolute accuracy when taking the measurement and cutting the carpet accordingly.
  • Stretch Installation:
    In this kind of carpet layering, the tackles strips are either nailed or glued to the floor; and, it is done mainly around the room’s edge. In addition, padding is installed to the floor, particularly in the mid section of the room. Once the padding is done, the carpet is then fixed to the tracks. In the end, the carpet is stretched carefully but tightly all across the room. The only demerit related to this kind of carpet layers and installation is that it is more apt for smaller spaces. Chances of rippling and buckling remain high here.
Carpet Installation

Carpet Installation

So, those were the major types of carpet layering and installation methods available these days. Once you purchase a carpet, you need to make sure the installation expert is an experienced one and has a good reputation in the market. The online portfolio can certainly provide you a lot of idea in this regard. You can also seek references from the carpet supplier.


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