There are many office carpet suppliers in Singapore with different makes and designs. Choose the right material. The different makes of carpets vary in quality, look and durability. When deciding on a design choose the material that can be cleaned easily and one that can stand huge traffic in the office. Make sure the carpet design and color is in line with the interior design of your office. The design should be able to accentuate the beauty and appearance of your office and sit well with furniture color and make. Dark color carpets are suitable for the office because they will not easily show dirt and staining. Common carpet types suitable for the office include level loop, Berber and multilevel. The majority are made of synthetic fibers, olefin, polypropylene, nylon, wool and acrylic but there is also wool. All this affects the prices.
When you get a carpet roll for installation in Singapore be wary of weather changes in your installation type. Changes in weather can affect the size of the shape and size of the carpet after installation. Carpets will physically change as the temperature and humidity inside the office changes. Hot humid weather like the month of April in Singapore can cause the carpet to expand and cause ripples. This could restrict movement and even cause tripping in the office. Cool dry weather can cause the carpet to shrink and leave gaps. It is advised that on purchasing a carpet roll, let it sit still for a day or two to be acclimated to the conditions in your office so that the synthetic fibers makeup of the carpet adjust to the temperature. Ensure that office finishing and wet work (painting) has been completed before beginning installation. Also make sure the office is installed with an air conditioner to keep the temperature and humidity levels at a normal range.
· Ready your tools
The process of installing an office carpet is not all easy and can be tedious. However with the following guidelines and a little patience it will all be a walk in the park. In all types of office carpet installations; glued down and hooked, you will need tools and materials. Before starting work make sure you have near you a tape measure, utility knife, straightedge, hammer, chalk line and screwdrivers. Aside from your new carpet roll get hold of a carpet pad, tack strips, binder bar, transition/ seaming tape among other materials.
· Remove furniture and installations from the office
If it is carpet replacement to an office make sure you carry all your office work equipment outside before you start installation. Although some professional installers can work cautiously by raising up the furniture and office machines it is appropriate that in order to perfect your installation and make the process less tedious first empty the office. You can temporarily store them in an adjacent room or corridor. Do not install an office carpet over an old carpet. Cut loose the holdings of the old carpet, pull up from one end and start rolling tightly to the other end. Move this roll outside. For machines and furniture you do not want to move out you can use small cut-to-fit carpet pieces.
· Clean the floor of all objects and dirt
Do a thorough cleanup of the floor and give some time to dry .If your floor uses removable tiles, make sure the tiles are installed properly tight against one another. Lay the carpet pad on the floor or on the tack-less strips. Tack-less strips are strips of wood that you will nail to the floor around the edges of the room. The strips have small nails angled towards the wall and the carpet is attached to this pins.
· Take measurements of the room and cut the roll
Measure the length and width of the floor of the office room and note down the numbers. In installing the office carpets it is preferred that you have overlaying lengths that you can easily trim, than having short lengths that is problematic to fix. In light of these in the measurements you get for length and width add about 15 cm as the safe zone of cutting. Use a chalk line to mark the measurements on the new carpet roll. Afterwards your utility knife will come in handy in cutting the carpet according to the size of the room. Be cautious in this process of cutting as you can easily destroy the roll in unsteadiness.
· Roll the cut piece
Stretch the cut carpet over the carpet pad and on to the .Work your way by walking and pulling the carpet until it covers the whole floor accurately. Trim excess carpet with a utility knife. Finish the installation by tucking the ends of the carpet between removable tiles or to the tack-less strips for a seamless secure finish. In absence this wooden strips with hooks you can use duct tape to hook the carpet to the wall firmly and tightly. Ensure that you trim the carpet ends at the door way so that the edge fits perfectly under the closed door. Install additional door edge tiles to hide any gaping.
· Glued down carpet installations
They are most recommended for office rooms. Glued down carpet installations can be done over concrete need the floor finishing like tiles or wood. In glued down first apply a good quality glue on the floor before laying the carpet after doing the measurement and cutting. You can alternatively first glue a pad to the floor and on it glue the carpet piece. Ensure that you use a straightedge and stretcher to make the installation as tight as possible. Use glued down installations on floors that are even and flawless any flaws on the floor are easily made visible on the carpet. One advantage of glued down installation is that the carpet is solidified and has minimal movement in an office where furniture’s are pulled regularly during cleaning, high foot traffic and wheelchair movements. The carpet’s contraction and expansion with office temperature and humidity changes will be very minimal as long as you make installations as tight as possible.