I have done smaller rooms that didn't require seaming and I just knee kicked it to stretch it. I am going to be doing our living room and bedroom this week. The living room is 17x15 so it will need a seam and the bedroom will need seamed at the closet. I bought an iron and glue tape for the seams. I also rented a power stretcher for the week, didn't want to be in a rush! Here is the carpet we bought, http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051
. Just some cheap stuff from home depot but will look better than what is in here now.
I've been reading and watching youtube videos on carpet and it seems like some like to cut the carpet from the back, some like to "run a row" from the top, and some like to double cut. Can anyone help with the best way to cut the carpet where I will need to seam it? I bought a carpet cutter made to "run a row", http://www.lowes.com/pd_246661-81-48...tter&facetInfo
=. Is cutting from the top the best way to seam the carpet? Also any tips for using the iron? I am going to practice on the old carpet and also some scraps from the new carpet before I do the actual seams. When do I seam the bedroom to closet carpet, before or after I stretch the bedroom? I'm guessing after?
Any tips on stretching? I have read the CRI105 diagram on which walls to stretch but anything else like how much to stretch it? Also when I need to seam the 15x17 living room should I stretch the carpet the direction of the seam before seaming it since the glue doesn't stretch? And then stretch it the other way after seaming it?