Installation with Adhesive

This method can be done by an experienced Do-It-Yourselfer (or a professional) Tools you will need are:

  • Utility Knife with extra blades (preferably KangaTools®brand)
  • Stiff Putty Knife
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors
  • Trowel
  • Adhesive (Use premium multipurpose adhesives)


Step One: Prepare the Room

  • Remove all furniture and old carpeting
  • Sweep and vacuum floor
  • Remove doors
  • Check room measurements
  • If possible pre-cut the carpet 4”- 6” larger than room size (Note: No need to remove baseboards


Step Two: Install the Carpet

  • Only a 6” to 9” border of adhesive is required around the perimeter, and a path from corner to corner of the room, forming an “X”
  • Center the carpet piece in the room allowing 2”- 3” excess to run up walls
  • Fold 1/2 of the carpet back over itself
  • Following manufacturer’s instructions, apply the adhesive to the floor. Do perimeter first, then form a “V” to center of the room
  • After proper adhesive tack time, lay the carpet into the adhesive, smoothing carpet from center of the room towards walls
  • Repeat for other half of room


Step Three: Trim the Carpet

On the sides to be trimmed:

  • Use putty knife to crease carpet between floor and wall
  • Use the KangaTools Utility Knife to trim excess carpet
  • Clean smears of adhesive on carpet surface quickly with water and clean cloth. If dried, follow manufacturer’s instructions
  • Now enjoy your new carpet



  • Be sure to measure to the center of doorways and to the back of closets
  • If you have to make a seam, do it first! (see seaming section)
  • To save steps, if one wall has no thresholds or projections, butt the carpet up to the wall and trim the other three sides
  • When cutting carpet, use sharp blades and hold the knife almost parallel to the floor while cutting in the crease
  • Door bottoms may have to be trimmed to allow for clearance once carpet is installed
  • Any good quality multi-purpose adhesive may be used with Kanga products. Be sure to provide proper ventilation and follow manufacturer instructions