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Glued carpeting in a staircase

The laying of carpet on a staircase is a meticulous operation that requires a lot of precision but in fact presents few difficulties. The gluing of the nosings must be done on a healthy support, perfectly dusted, flat and dry. Beware of glue stains, where a good dosage in spreading with a suitable notched trowel. Cut carpet and stair nosing only for the one where you work, some old stairs are not always regular measures or observing as here, progressive curves.

Necessary material

  • Rule
  • Cutter
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure with reported reading
  • Carpet glue
  • Neoprene adhesive
  • Nose-to-market
  • Notched spatulas

Steps

  1. Prepare the support
  2. Placing the piece of carpet

Prepare the support

Cut out carpet

Cut out carpet

1. The laying of carpet in a staircase does not involve any specific difficulty. However, the cutting of the carpet should be done with particular care, especially if the staircase is curved, to adapt perfectly to the nose-of-march. Start indifferently from the top or bottom of the stairs (here the installation is from the bottom, the first riser is already covered). First cut a piece of carpet covering the step (horizontal part) and the riser (vertical part). Allow space for the nosing and a few extra centimeters for the side edges.

Setting up the nose-of-step

Setting up the nose-of-step

2. For the installation of the nose-step, it is necessary beforehand to have cut a length of plastic profile corresponded to the width of the step (in the old stairs, do not cut in advance all the necessary lengths, you may encounter adjustment problems). Use neoprene contact adhesive (double-sizing). Only the upper lip of the nosing is glued. When the two layers of glue no longer adhere to the finger (about fifteen minutes), place the nose-bridge and put in contact. Be careful, neoprene glue does not correct the position.

Glue the step

Glue the step

3. Then glue the step (step and riser) with a straight or notched trowel with the glue suitable for the chosen carpet. Be sure to glue sufficiently and in all parts, especially near the nosing, as it would be dangerous that the adhesion is not perfect.

Placing the piece of carpet

Collage and marouflage of the carpet

Collage and marouflage of the carpet

1. Put in place the pre-cut piece of carpet. It must fit perfectly on the thin part of the upper lip of the nosing. Carefully apply the carpet, stretching it and rubbing it with your hand. Make sure that it adheres to the bottom of the right angle of the step.

Cut the carpet according to the angle

Cut the carpet according to the angle

2. The final operations consist of cutting according to the angles (with a pair of scissors).

Roughing the cut line

Roughing the cut line

3. Then apply the carpet along the step and the riser; then trim, after roughing the cutting line with the round end of the scissors.

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