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How to Install Carpet on the Ceiling

Joe Christos

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.

Carpeting isn't just for floors--it can be useful on ceilings.

Step 1

Cut the carpet into 4-by-4-foot squares that you can hold above your head while working, using a razor knife.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

Place seaming tape on the edges of each carpeting square.

Step 5

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

Step 6

Press the carpet edges down firmly on the seaming tape.

Step 7

Repeat the process to attain the desired coverage.