How do you cover exposed carpet tacks?

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Can you use existing carpet tack strips?

Please leave the old tack strips in place. We should be able to reuse them. If there are any that are in bad shape we will pull them up and replace them when we arrive. You do, however, need to remove all the staples left over from the old padding.

Can you install baseboards after carpet?

The baseboards can be applied either before or after the carpet is installed, so if you already have carpet you shouldn’t be deterred from installing some baseboards.

Do baseboards have to be removed to install carpet?

No, baseboards do not need to be removed. When installing baseboards before carpet, ask the installer how large of a gap to leave between the floor and the trim (e.g., ½”). The carpet installer can run the tack strip up to the trim, then roll excess carpet under the trim.

How do you remove carpet tack strips?

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Quote from Youtube video: And get the bar underneath the tack strip and pry it off. So you just go along your room and you just pull up your piece like that there they're usually I think they're four foot pieces normally.

How do you stretch carpet over tack strips?

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Quote from Youtube video: Then if you're using a tack strip you go ahead and apply it to the tack strip or if you're using staples. Go ahead put it towards stretched.

Should I remove old carpet tack strips?

If you’re replacing your old carpet with new wall-to-wall carpet, the existing carpet tack strips can usually remain in place. If the tack strips are rusted, rotted or otherwise damaged, remove and replace them. If you’re installing a different type of flooring, remove the tack strips completely.

How do you tuck carpet under baseboard?

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Do carpet installers remove old staples?

When you lay the new pad and carpet down, you will not feel the flattened staples under foot. Tack strips around the walls need to be left down also. Do not remove these unless they have pet damage to them, as well. These can be reused and if any parts need to be replaced, the installer will do so.

Should baseboards be installed before or after carpet?

Baseboard Installation

Baseboards are often installed before flooring, since they must be finished in place with either stain or paint and this is much easier without worrying about staining the hardwood, tile or carpet.

How much gap should I leave under baseboard for carpet?

If you are just replacing the baseboards without flooring in place, then most contractors will ask you to give them between ⅜ and ½ inch of room between the subfloor and the baseboards. This will allow them the room they need to tuck your flooring underneath the baseboards.

How do you install baseboard trim before carpet?

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Quote from Youtube video: Place. It on the other side push your corner back in there. Make sure you're nice and tight and nail. It off. And remove your pencils. You want to make sure you use your spacers.

How do you remove carpet tack strips without damaging hardwood floors?

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Quote from Youtube video: So you could use these pliers to pull those nails out you know just grab the nails. And pull them out.

How do you remove carpet tack strips without damaging concrete?

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Quote from Youtube video: Right over where the nail is and then just hitting the end of the flat bar with a hammer and to jiggle the nail.

Is there a tool to remove carpet staples?

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Quote from Youtube video: What you need are these these are diagonal pliers the reason these tool this tool is so good is because they can just grab these staples. And they can dig in if necessary.

How do you cover frayed carpet edges?

To repair frayed carpet edges do the following:

  1. Remove the frayed edges from under the threshold.
  2. Trim off the frayed edges.
  3. Trim the carpet pad (if necessary)
  4. Cut and install the new threshold.
  5. Attach the carpet to the new threshold.

How do you finish a carpet edge?

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How do you bind carpet edges?

After trimming the carpet remnant, apply binding tape in 6-inch increments all the way around the edge of the carpet. Apply a bit of hot glue to where the binding tape meets on either end to seal it together.

Can you feel carpet gripper through carpet?

This isn’t normal. Either the carpet is thin or the wrong type of gripper was installed (i.e. splikes are too high). Judging by your comment on the cost, i suspect the latter is more likely. You should raise the issue with the people who installed it as they should have fitted a carpet gripper that suited the carpet.

Can you hammer down carpet tacks?

After you have finished placing all felt pads, firmly press them into place with a hammer or other heavy object so that the tacks poke through the felt. You can even walk on it with shoes on to get the felt to stick. By adding a layer of felt, you reduce the length of the nail that can poke through your carpet.

Do you put tack strips in doorways?

Do You Put Carpet Tack Strips In A Doorway? Carpet tack strips lay around the perimeter edges of the room. Strips do not go in the doorway. It is listed as a practice to be avoided in the Carpet and Rug Installer Standards.

What is the gap between gripper and skirting?

You can leave a gap between the skirting board and the gripper of about 10 mm. In certain cases, fix the gripper to the sub-floor by using the supplied steel nails and a hammer. In other cases, you can use adhesive.

How do you fit carpet trim?

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Quote from Youtube video: So you don't catch your foot and cut it wide open on the carpet trim you want to start on one side or the other that we can make sure it's nice and flat and work it out from one side or the other.

Can you reuse gripper rods?

Nine times out of ten, carpet gripper rods should NOT be reused. Ideally, they should be replaced every time you change your flooring. The only exception to this rule is if they’re in a particularly good condition, or if it’s been less than 12 months since they were last swapped out.