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How to Install Modular Carpet Panels

These step-by-step instructions explain how to install modular carpet tiles after laying down wood paneling.

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Step 1: Measure and Cut the Carpet Squares

Measure the room accurately so as not to end up with a sliver of carpet at the end of the room.

To cut panel, mark the cut line. Use a utility knife to cut the panels. It takes a few passes to cut through the pad, moisture barrier and the carpet.

cutting the carpet panels

Step 2: Blend the Panels

In order to achieve a wall-to-wall look, make sure the panels are snug together and no fibers are trapped between the panels.

Vacuum the floor when finished so panels disappear.

make sure panels fit together tightly