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Carpet laying.

Doing it right, step by step.


  • carpet must be cut to size, rolled out flat and left to acclimatise in the room for at least 24 hours
  • allow at least 5-15 cm surplus according to length of roll
  • do not make any cuts or try to fit exactly until after acclimatisation is completed
  • as a general rule, sisal floor coverings should be stuck down using all-over adhesive; we recommend a synthetic resin dispersion adhesive with a low water content
  • after laying the carpet in the adhesive bed, make sure to grind it in well, especially at the seams and ends of rolls
  • do not cut selvages, as cut edges can fray or be otherwise damaged if subjected to heavy wear (claims made for this reason cannot be accepted)
  • cover ends next to walls with skirting board; use covers or protective strips over steps, thresholds or other uneven places to avoid fraying of the cut edges





  • depending on room size and application - lay loose, use all-over adhesive or stretch-fit
  • joints can be web edge to web edge, an accurate juxtaposition of selvages ensures that seams are barely visible
  • Selvages can also be cut; in this case, the individual cut must be made between two unidirectional pile yarns i.e. within the double nap, thereby forming a seam which is practically invisible


  • depending on room size and application - lay loose or use all-over adhesive
  • surfaces should be level, dry, smooth and free of cracks
  • practically invisible joints are achieved by cutting selvages
  • seams may be constructed using straight cuts along the thread or a dual cut (product should have approx. 2–3 cm parallel overlap)
  • ensure that seams are cut accurately and ground in well