How to Install Carpet on the Ceiling

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As odd as it may sound, some people put carpeting on the ceiling. Installing a carpet on the ceiling can create better acoustics in the room or add a form of insulation to protect the room from drafts. Carpeting on the ceiling can also reduce the noise made by upstairs neighbors in apartment buildings. Do-it-yourselfers are capable of handling the installation process.

Things You'll Need

  • Ladder
  • Staple gun
  • Razor knife
  • Seaming tape
  • Seaming iron
  • Cut the carpet into 4-by-4-foot squares that you can hold above your head while working, using a razor knife.

  • Climb the ladder and hold a corner of the carpeting to a corner of the wall.

  • Staple the carpet corner in place and then staple the edges. Use plenty of staples throughout the carpet to prevent sagging.

  • Place seaming tape on the edges of each carpeting square.

  • Heat the seaming iron and press it on the seaming tape for 30 seconds.

  • Press the carpet edges down firmly on the seaming tape.

  • Repeat the process to attain the desired coverage.

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