For a home office or hobby space, installing glued and seamed carpet is an ideal solution.
Commercial-grade carpet almost always requires a glued-down installation. It features a dense, short nap designed to withstand heavy use and is an excellent choice for some home applications, such as over concrete or in a home office or hobby space. If you will be applying carpet glue on concrete, you'll need a special glue that adheres well to high-alkaline concrete floors. Check with the carpet manufacturer to ensure the product you are considering will adhere well to concrete.
Most outdoor carpets are made from olefin, a waterproof synthetic fiber. Outdoor carpeting has a special backing made of mildew-resistant fabric and, like commercial carpeting, requires a glue-down installation.
20 minutes per square yard, not including subfloor preparation
Tape measure, carpet knife, straightedge, screwdriver, wall trimmer, hammer, chalk line, row cutter, seaming iron
Measuring, lifting, laying, and cutting carpet
Repair and level subfloor.
Carpet, pad, tack strips, binder bar, transition moldings, hot melt seaming tape, seam sealer, duck bill napping shears
Seam the carpet in a spot where there will be little foot traffic and so that each piece of carpet is at least 4 feet wide. Align the pieces so that the carpet nap and pattern (if any) will match. Once you have determined the best place for a seam, snap a chalk line on the subfloor where the seam will fall.