Professional carpet installation can be a pricy prospect for some, so many homeowners opt for a do-it-yourself approach instead. However, installing a carpet isn't just a matter of unrolling it on the floor and calling it a day—there are several key tools that need to be employed to make sure the installation is successful along with other devices you can use to make things easier. The good news is that carpet installation tools can be found for rent or purchase at specialist retailers, provided you know which implements to ask for.
Your Carpet Installation Tools
When it comes to installing a carpet in your home, these are some of the tools you’ll need to get the job done.
Your carpet will likely have to be cut in certain places so it properly conforms to your room's shape and floor plan. A carpet knife will cut through the fabric easily.
Carpet Seam Roller:
A seam roller is used as part of seaming two separate pieces of carpet together and can also "fluff" bits of carpet as a secondary benefit.
When trying to seam carpet together you need to place this tape on the underside as part of the process. There are a few different kinds available, from ones that require heat to apply, no-heat variants, and even fiberglass varieties.
When seaming pieces of carpet together, the carpet tape often needs to be heated to ensure a strong bond. This specialized iron provides the necessary heat source.
Trowel and Trimmer:
A dual pair of tools that is used when trying to tuck carpet against the walls during installation and ensures crisp edges when cutting away parts of the fabric.
These can be a bit pricey so it may be useful to rent one for single-room projects, but you should find a way to use one regardless. Power stretchers "stretch" the carpet and help ensure a smooth, perfect fit against the floor.
This serves a similar use to a power stretcher but is more effective for small areas, stairs, and when trying to position carpet installations on larger floor spaces.
Used in tandem with a knee kicker when trying to stretch out carpet and ensure wall-to-wall coverage that is flat and free of folds or wrinkles. The hallmark of professional carpet installation.
When you need long, even strips of carpet, this is the tool to use.
A type of double-ended tool that's used when spreading out tufts in the carpet for a more even look. Each end works on different carpet types so you don't need multiple items.
Cushion-back carpets sometimes need an extra push to force the layers together and improve the seam. A squeezer set is a carpet installation tool designed to provide the precise force needed for the task.
Crain Carpet Installation Tools at Centura Tile
Centura Tile understands that a worker can only be as good as their tools and proudly offers Crain floor and carpet installation tools so that you can use the best instruments in your home projects. Everything you need for a professional installation including carpet cutters, trimmers, rollers, stretchers, the Crain Deluxe Knee Kicker, and more are all available at our flooring warehouse. Find a Centura Tile location nearest to you today to find the ideal tools for your carpet projects or to tap the knowledge of our installation experts.