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QATAR BUILDING ENGINEERING COMPANY

SITE WORK PROCEDURE Doc. No. SWP.CS.10


Department QA/QC Rev. 1
Title Carpet Flooring Works Date 05.12.01

SITE WORK PROCEDURE


SWP.CS.10
CARPET FLOORING WORKS

REVISION HISTORY

1 Revision-1 05.12.01

0 Original Issue 11.11.01


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Originated by Reviewed by Approved by

Swaminathan Ganesan K.Kunhappan Hassan Sahli

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SITE WORK PROCEDURE Doc. No. SWP.CS.10
Department QA/QC Rev. 1
Title Carpet Flooring Works Date 05.12.01

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SITE WORK PROCEDURE Doc. No. SWP.CS.10
Department QA/QC Rev. 1
Title Carpet Flooring Works Date 05.12.01

CARPET FLOORING WORKS

1.0 OBJECTIVE

1.1 To define the requirements and procedure for carpet flooring works under the
contract no GTC.101/ED/01 Engineering, Procurement, Installation and
Commissioning (EPIC) of Ras Laffan Utilization Project –Buildings and
utilities and support service Phase 1-Utilities.

2.0 SCOPE

2.1 Applicable to all the office buildings at Service Base Area, Service Berth Area,
F.S.O Marine area and Telecom Building.

3.0 REFERENCE

3.1 Project Approved Drawings


3.2 Qatar Petroleum standard Spec. Vol. 1, Section 9.27, 9.49, 9.50, 9.51.
3.3 British Standard BS 5808

4.0 PROCEDURE

4.1 MATERIAL APPROVAL:

4.1.1 Carpet material such as carpet, carpet tiles, under lay, etc. should be
approved by QP engineer.

4.2 GENERAL REQUIREMENT:

4.2.1 Before carpet-laying work commences, it has to be ensured that the


building is weather tight.

4.2.2 All the wet trades have finished their work. All the painting works
should be finished and dry.

4.2.3 All the socket out lets, duct covers and the like around which carpet
needs to be cut have been fixed.

4.2.4 The substrate on which the carpet is laid should be dry and clean.

4.2.5 Carpet shall be cut and fitted to all socket outlets and other fixtures
and shall be cut in all the doorways and recesses. It shall not be pieced in.

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Title Carpet Flooring Works Date 05.12.01

4.2.6 Where practicable, room coverings shall start with a full width of
carpet by the side of door.

4.3 INSTALLATION OF CARPETS WITH TACKLES FIXINGS

4.3.1 Unless the manufacturer’s specially recommends or otherwise, all the


carpet other than foam backed and fiber bonded carpet, shall be fixed by
means of tackles strip (gripper).

4.3.2 All carpets of one type, color and pattern shall be from the same batch.

4.3.3 The underlay shall be installed so that its seams do not shadow through
the carpet and do not coincide with those of the carpet when laid in the
same direction. Uneven edges shall be overlapped and cut through.

4.3.4 The seams of rubber and rubber-based underlays shall be joined with
approved tape as per manufacturer’s recommendations.

4.3.5 The underlay shall be fixed along its perimeter in accordance with the
manufacturer’s recommendations.

4.3.6 The underlay shall cover the treads and risers of stairs and shall be fixed to
prevent movement and wrinkling.

4.3.7 Seams in carpet shall be joined by approved heat bonded tape or as per
manufacturer’s recommendations. Care shall be taken to ensure that:

a) The joints are strong enough to permit the carpet to the stretched and
not break down under use.
b) The pile is laying in the same direction.
c) The pile is not caught down into the seam.
d) The seams are straight.
e) The carpet shall be laid with the seams parallel to one main axis of the
room.

4.3.8 The gripper shall be fixed around the perimeter of the area to be covered
leaving a gap approximately two thirds of the thickness of the carpet which
shall be stretched into position over the gripper using a knee kicker or
power stretcher as appropriate to form a neat rolled edge.

4.3.9 Binder bar shall be used at all free edges of carpet and double binder bar
shall be used where carpets of a different type, color or pattern meet.

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Title Carpet Flooring Works Date 05.12.01

4.3.10 Single or double binder bar appropriate shall be used at all doorways
situated under the centre line the door leaf .

4.3.11 At stairs the pile of the carpet shall be towards the bottom. Gripper shall be
fixed to the bottom of all risers and to the adjacent horizontal surface of the
tread.

4.4 INSTALLATION OF CARPET WITH ADHESIVES

4.4.1 Fiber bonded, high density foam backed carpet and carpet where the
manufacturer specifically so recommended shall be fully bonded to the sub
floor using QP approved peel up adhesive applied in accordance with the
manufacturer recommendations.

4.4.2 Joints in the carpet shall be bonded with a joining adhesive recommended
by the manufacturer of the carpet and shall parallel to one main axis of the
room.

4.4.3 Where applicable care shall be taken to ensure that:

a) The pile is laying in the same direction.


b) The pattern matches where a repeating motif occurs.
c) The pile is not caught down into the joint.
d) The joints are straight.

4.4.4 Adhesive marks shall be removed from the carpet and other exposed
surfaces as the work proceeds.

4.4.5 At stairs the pile of the carpet shall be towards the bottom. The carpet shall
be folded under any exposed edges and fixed to each tread as one
continuous piece unless a nosing is provided

4.4.6 Edge trim or dividing strips shall be used at all free edges of carpet and
double binder bar shall be used where carpets of a different type, color or
pattern meet.

4.4.7 On completion of the installation , all loose rap ends shall be trimmed , the
carpet shall be cleaned with a beater type vacuum cleaner and covered
with clean dust sheets, hardboard, ect, as necessary to prevent damage
from dust and traffic until handover.

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Title Carpet Flooring Works Date 05.12.01

4.4.8 All carpets shall be installed by skilled operatives only, so that it is flat and
sufficiently taut to ensure that movement of furniture over the surface does
not cause rucking to take place.

5.0 Records :

5.1 Materials Approval

5.2 Inspection reports.

5.3 Checklist.

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