I took more pictures of this process when I did. The carpet tool has a flat metal runner on the bottom, a handle on the top, and a blade on one edge. You can eat dinner at home for this next part. . It never worked too well for me though.
Lay the carpet pad perpendicular to the direction you plan to lay the carpet. Lift up as much of the padding as you can, though if the subfloor is concrete, you'll leave pieces behind due to the glue. Scrape up the extra padding or staples left behind. A deep well socket may be needed. A binder bar, shown here, is most commonly used. What commonly happens is that the carpet is cut too short which creates a noticeable seam when fixed. This was the hardest part because I wanted to use one continuous piece of carpet in here without any seams.
Tackless strips vary in sizes width, thickness, and length , so you should confirm that you are using the right size as recommended by the carpet supplier. It prevents the rug from moving, sliding and allows the rug to lay complete flat. Or worse, buying rebond could void your warranty. The hardwood runs through the doorway instead of having a separate threshold piece and meets the carpet. Seal the seam with a carpet roller.
I like to live on the edge, so I bought a carpet that was almost exactly those measurements. He fit it in his little pickup truck. Three points here: First, most, carpet warranties require carpet cushion--otherwise, the warranty is void. When purchasing a waffle pad to go under carpet, it is a good idea to purchase denser padding, as this older style padding was known to have too much filler and therefore break down quicker and cease to provide sufficient friction absorption in the long term. The thought of ruining that piece and having to get another one was pretty horrifying.
Mark and cut rods to length with a tubing cutter or hacksaw. Padding Mistakes After the tackless strips are in place, the padding is up next. The tack strip will need to go around the whole border of the room. Article Summary To install carpet, start by laying down strips of under pad on the floor and using either staples or glue to hold them in place. Don't forget to place one strip on the tread and one on the riser bordering each crotch. It's important to use a high-quality material; low-quality rubber padding can have fillers and leach out an oily material when exposed to the heat of the floor, but this is not a problem with high-quality materials.
I told you the carpet was gross! A big plus with polyester is that you can get much more vibrant colors than you can in nylon, due to the way the fiber accepts the dyes. In this case, remove rubber plug to access these bolts. At this point, you know what you want and about how much it will cost. Take all the furniture out of the room. In that case, just lift up one side at a time to apply the glue in an even layer. If you click the button, it will take you directly to that section. This makes it great support for Berber, and other carpets that call for fiber pad in their warranty.
Also, be sure they are completely parallel to the crotch of the stairs. You can Any questions left on buying carpet? Measure + purchase new carpet Really you should do this first, but just go with me for a minute. Phase Zero: carpet vocabulary reference You can skip this section nothing to see here, folks. Too thick and soft of padding like you might find with rebond, could lead to sharper objects like high-heels, piercing straight through a thinner rug. I prefer 21lbs+ for durability or close to 100 ounces. You will need a backer board or heavy plastic underneath the concrete.
Waffle rubber pad: Go for a minimum of 64 ounces. But I still recommend you check out the entire article. If you have a uneducated or dishonest salesman, they may ignore these guidelines and give you the cheapest pad possible. Start by checking out my page on from health risks of new carpet. Stretch the carpet across the room and tack it on the other side.