Installing A 5×7 Carpet
5×7 carpet – If you plan to install new carpet in your home, you can install it yourself instead of hiring a professional because hiring someone else to fit your carpet can be costly. The process of fitting carpet is simple and can be done with a minimum of tools and time. Anyone who can use a measuring tape and razor blade can fit the 5×7 carpet.
Remove the old carpet and pad. If you do not plan to reuse it, also remove the cover strip holding the carpet in place. It consists of a narrow strip of wood with small curved nails protruding from it. If removing the sharp thanks strip, wear thick work gloves and use the claw portion of an ordinary hammer to pry off the floor.
Prepare the floor to sweep up any dust or debris with a broom or a shop van, if available. Measurements from wall to wall, measure the entire room. Add three extra inches on all sides to give you room for error. For example, if you measure from wall to wall and get eight feet, cutting eight feet and six inches of carpet, so you have three extra inches on each side.
Add the mat face down and transfer your measurements with a wax pencil and a straight edge to draw lines. Cut out piece of carpet with the help of your razor knife. To place the 5×7 carpet in the room. The mat should go up each wall. Once this is done, you can begin the installation process.