How to Install Carpet on the Ceiling

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. 

Things You Will Need

  • Ladder
  • Staple gun
  • Razor knife
  • Seaming tape
  • Seaming iron

About the Author

Based in New Jersey, Joe Christos has experience writing about fitness, finance, gardening and medical equipment. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Kean University, as well as B.A. degrees in film and advertising from Rowan University.

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