How To Lay Carpet Tiles 

Before you start

It’s easy to lay pressure sensitive carpet tiles in your rumpus room, office space or garage with Dunlop Carpet Tile Adhesive, it spreads on easily and you will be enjoying the space in no time.

Surface Preparation

How to Lay Carpet step 1

Step 1:

Surfaces must be thoroughly clean and dry prior to application of the adhesive. Highly porous concrete or timber subfloors should be primed with Dunlop Primer and Additive. Imperfections in subfloors can be fixed with Dunlop Floor Levellers or Floor Repairers with ease. Rising damp or when applying over green concrete, apply Dunlop Damp Proof as a moisture barrier.


How to Lay Carpet step 2

Step 2:

There are two application methods depending on personal preference, either a 1.6mm V notch trowel or a short nap roller. Spread the adhesive over the surface and allow to set open until dry to touch (approx. 15-30 minutes).

How to Lay Carpet step 3

Step 3:

Roll the carpet tile/underlay in both directions as per manufacturer’s recommendations. Ensure there is good contact between the adhesive and the carpet/underlay.

Handy Hints

  • A thoroughly clean and level surface is essential prior to applying adhesive.
  • The adhesive is ready for carpet tiles when it becomes transparent with no transfer to the fingertips when touched.
  • You can traffic the area after 24 hours and heavy traffic for 48 hours.
  • Do not expose to water from cleaning or other source for 48 hours.