Laying carpet on a staircase
Ideal to hide the faults of a staircase, limit the risk of falling and reduce footfall, the carpet is installed with precision and meticulousness. Still, he must know where to begin.
Easy to medium depending on your level.
Tools and materials needed:
A notched spatula.
A large sheet of paper (for the boss).
Neoprene glue (for the nose of the steps).
A carpet adapted to the wear of the staircase. (Do not hesitate to take advice from a qualified seller).
Step 1: preparing the surface.
Make sure your staircase is perfectly smooth, dust-free, degreased and level. If this is not the case, then it will be necessary to remedy the problem by cleaning, stripping or repairing it.
Step 2: preparation of the material.
24 hours before laying the carpet, unwind it so that it acclimates to its future environment.
If your steps are not regular and / or turn, it will then make a paper pattern for each of them. It will include the horizontal surface of the step, the return of the step nose as well as the height of the riser. Each pattern will be numbered and reported on the carpet so that it is cut.
For straight and regular steps simply make sure the width is the same everywhere, and cut a pattern and then cut the carpet accordingly, depending on the number of steps to cover.
When cutting, remember to leave an extra 1 cm on each side for the joint with the wall.
Step 3: laying the carpet.
You will imperatively start at the top of the stairs.
Glue steps, risers and noses to the notched spatula, then place the carpet. Mark the edges of the nose (which you will stick with neophrenic glue), and especially press well everywhere.
If necessary, fix the carpet with small nails until the glue is completely dry.
If you notice that the carpet is fraying, do not hesitate to cut the small wires with scissors.