Design-it-Yourself Carpet Tile System
Tools Recommended: For best results, allow Legato® Carpet Tiles to
Legato® Carpet Tiles acclimate to the room overnight. Legato® Carpet Tiles
24" straight-edge require no wait time after installation. Furniture can
Felt-tip marker be moved in immediately. Legato also allows the
Utility knife or scissors option of installing half your room at a time. Simply
Tape measure move your furniture to one side.
Chalk line (optional)
Step 1: Floor Preparation
Step 5: Place Tiles
Legato® Carpet Tiles can be installed Place full carpet tiles along chalk lines
directly over concrete, vinyl, hardwood, running from center wall to center wall.
laminate, plywood or any flooring Make sure tiles fit snugly. Place all full
that is solid, dry, level and dust free. tiles to fill the space.
Remove old carpeting and furniture
from project space.
Step 6: Cut Tiles For Fitted Spaces
Place a tile face down under the last
Step 2: Locate The Center
whole tile in the row as you lay it snugly
Pull a chalk line from one room corner against wall. With felt-tip marker, mark
to the diagonal corner. Snap the line. back of tile where previous tile ends.
Repeat with other two corners to Using straightedge, cut tile with utility
mark the center at the intersection. knife or scissors. Cut carpet once.
Place cut tile on floor and repeat around
Step 3: Complete The Grid
Snap a chalk line between two
opposite walls. Repeat with Around irregular shapes or in corners,
remaining two walls to form four use cardboard or stiff paper to make a
lines on the floor with a clearly template of the cut. Transfer template
marked center. to carpet for cutting.
Step 4: Follow Arrows
Carpet Care and Maintenance:
Use arrows on tile back to make Vacuum or sweep carpet tiles as
sure tile nap and pattern are turned needed. Blot (don't rub) liquid spills
in same direction (monolithic). As
an with clean, dry, absorbent cloth,
option, you may alternate the
arrow continually folding cloth to blot with
direction for a quarter-turn
effect. a dry area. Use Capture Dry® Carpet
Cleaner to remove stains. For best
Tile products show some seams. results, follow label instructions.
To reduce this appearance, avoid Store extra Legato® Carpet tiles to
trapped yarn ends when placing tile. replace stained or damaged tiles.
Run a butter knife between placed
Note: Milliken does not recommend
tiles to pull up remaining trapped fibers. a cleaning system containing