"After determining which carpet tile style is right for your application, and learning how these rugs differ from other modular carpet tile products, these installation tips will assure the best assembly, whether used as wall to wall carpeting (Section I, here) or as a modular area rug (Section II, below)."
To begin, sweep the concrete or wood unfinished subfloor to remove any dust and debris. The high-friction coating on the back of each tile has the best longevity when free of dust. Do not use additional adhesives nor mats during assembly, just set the tiles directly on the clean floor. Either begin in a corner or the center of the room, depending on your design intentions.
Slide the tiles next to each other snuggly and the visual seam between them will completely vanish. Because no adhesives are used during assembly, individual square tiles can be lifted and rotated to change the design. There's no rush; just set them down and rotate as desired.
It is usually necessary to cut tiles at the perimeter of the room, unless they happen to fit perfectly. Using a basic utility blade and a straight edge, flip the tile over and begin a long, gentle cut. Repeat several times if needed, until the tile can easily fold. It is not necessary to try to cut all the way through to the yarn in one motion. Use care to avoid injury.
When the tile can fold easily along the cut line, stand it on end. Glide the utility blade down the fold in order to cut the yarn fiber.
Whole room installation:
Adhesives are not required thanks to a special coating applied to the back of each tile while manufactured. This allows the tiles to be rotated anytime to change the design.
"To determine Quantity, enter the two room dimensions below in whole feet while rounding up. We'll divide the square footage of your space by 10.76 to figure out how many meters you need."
"If you're not looking to span a whole room, create a 6-tile modular area rug (6'-6" x 9'-9"). We'll provide a barrier grip mat free of charge for every 6 tiles you buy, ships separately. Specifiy at check-out."
Without the white barrier mat, the tacky backing on the carpet tiles can leave a mild residue on the finished floor over time. To avoid this, assemble the 6-tile modular area rug on the free mat included with purchase.
Set the tiles on the mat as shown, then use a pencil or pen to mark the perimeter.
To speed up the process, the tiles can be placed on the mat upside down to reduce the amount of friction between the tiles and the mat. After marking the perimeter of the mat, remove the tiles.
Using scissors and care, cut the mat just inside the perimeter line, so that when the tiles are placed on it the mat will not be visible.
Starting in a corner, lay the tiles down on the mat. Consider preplanning the assembly design by clicking on tiles on this website... just navigate to the style of choice: Cocoon, Clockwork, or Etruscan, choose a color, then scroll down to the 6-tile area rug interactive animation.
Area rug assembly:
Place carpet tiles on a barrier mat, included free with purchase of 6 tile area rug. Watch assembly video for details. Shipped separately, free of charge.