How to pack a carpet properly for transport? 

Carpets are fragile objects that can easily be damaged in transit. What's more, since they are cylindrical in shape, they may be subject to re-invoicing, as these formats are not accepted on transport chains.  

Atypically shaped items, such as cylindrical, rounded, domed, etc. (e.g. drums, barrels, buckets, mats or tires) that are not fully packaged in a corrugated container are often subject to post-transport surcharges. 

In order for your carpet to be accepted and handled by the carrier, it must be packaged so that it can be transported correctly.

1. Choose the right packaging

To ensure that your carpet is accepted by the courier, we recommend that you pack it in a rectangular or square cardboard box. You can either fold it so that it fits into a cube-shaped box. Or you can simply roll it up and wrap it in a rectangular carton.

rectangle packaging carton
square packaging carton

2. Prepare the carpet

Before packing the carpet, remove any objects that could damage it, such as bangs, heels or nails.

3. Wrap the carpet

The aim is to protect the carpet from all sides. To do this, wrap it in plastic sheeting or bubble wrap. You can also use a blanket or a special protective cover for carpets, before placing it in your cardboard box.

4. Fill empty spaces

To prevent the mat from moving during transport, fill empty spaces with cushioning materials such as bubble wrap, cardboard or polystyrene.

5. Secure the packaging

To prevent the packaging from coming loose during transport, secure your carton with adhesive tape.

6. Add the shipping slip

  • The shipping slip should include the following information:
  • Shipper's name and address
  • Recipient's name and address
  • Package weight and dimensions
  • Description of package contents