Prepare the surface and unroll the carpet in its location. Allow the carpet to expand for at least an hour and using the double-sided tape, stick it into place, allowing for edge trimming.
Installing indoor-outdoor carpet in a pool area is easy enough to tackle as a home improvement project and can be completed in one day.
- Prepare the surface
- Install at the right temperature
- Unroll the carpet
- Use tape around the room
- Center the carpet
- Trim the corners
- Fit the corners
- Fold the carpet
- Peel off the protective paper
- Use a carpet roller
- Trim the edges
Thoroughly clean and dry the flooring of the pool area. New cement or asphalt flooring should be allowed to cure for at least 30 days before installing carpet.
Choose a day to install the carpet when the temperature is between 55 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity is between 10 and 65 percent.
Unroll the carpet and allow it to expand for at least an hour.
Place double-sided tape around the perimeter of the room. Also, place a six-inch-by-six-inch piece of tape every two feet on the floor. Leave the protective paper on the top of the tape.
Center the carpet in the room and position it correctly.
Trim around corners and other objects by making a vertical slice down the carpet. Cut it from the top down for best results.
Fit the corners by making a "V" shaped cut where the carpet overlaps.
After cutting it to the proper shape and length, fold half of it back.
Peel off the top layer of the protective paper from the tape. Stick the carpet to the tape and press down.
Using a 50-pound carpet roller, stick the carpet to the tape.
Using a sharp utility knife, carefully trim the edges of the carpet.
When using adhesive instead of double-sided tape, always follow the manufacturer's instructions for best results.