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Old 06-19-2010, 10:18 AM   #1
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Carpet before balusters?

I'm going to replace the stair railing in my buddies house, and I was wondering if he should replace the carpet first or if I should install the balusters. The stairs are not finished, so the carpet is going to cover the whole stair, including under the rails. Thanks for any help, Tom


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Old 06-19-2010, 04:11 PM   #2
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Carpet before balusters?

Ballusters first. The rug installer will cut around them.


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Carpet before balusters?

you will get a better carpet job with either a central runner or a rail with a bottom trough that sets above treads that balusters mount to. imho
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Balusters first. Any decent installer can cut around them and make it look good.
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