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