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Installing your wall-to-wall carpet

28 May

Installing your wall-to-wall carpet

Would you like to adorn your home with a nice and comfortable surface? Installing new carpet is a great idea if you want to enhance the beauty of your room. The surface to be carpeted should be smooth and clean. Sweep and vacuum the floor thoroughly. Start the installation process by measuring the longest walls in your room. To determine the square yardage multiply the width and length, and divide by 9. Add 10-15 percent to allow for errors and irregularities.

Cut the tackless strips to size with heavy snips or a strip cutter. Nail the strips 1/2″ from the wall.  Tackless strips come in a variety of thicknesses, widths, and heights. Make sure you’re using the correct size. Cut away the padding along the inside edge of the strip.

The carpet will be easier to handle outside. If it’s possible, take the carpet outside, and notch the back on both sides at the appropriate length. You might want someone to help you. Take carpet back to the room. Cut away excess carpet. Where the carpet edges join, you’ll need to create a seam.

Place a piece of seaming tape under the seam, adhesive side up. Heat the seaming iron to the temperature recommended by the tape manufacturer, and rest it directly on the tape for 20 to 30 seconds. After the pieces are joined, place heavy objects on the seam to hold it in place as the glue dries.

Attach the carpet to the tackless strips at one end of the room. Trim excess carpet with a wall trimmer. When all the carpet is in place, cut out the vent openings. And now when you’re done, there is one more thing to keep in mind. Don’t forget that the process of installing the carpet is only the beginning. You need to take care of your carpeting. Regular cleaning and maintenance will prolong the life of your carpeting and ensure the carpet looks its best. Follow the manufacture instructions and carefully clean your carpeting. If you’re not sure that you are aware of how to properly care for the carpeting, ask for help. You can hire professional carpet cleaning services that know how to serve your needs working within your budget constraints. You can be confident that the carpet you have installed will be well kept for many years to come.

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