Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-29-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Hardwood Section


I have a carpeting living area and I wanted to section off a corner and install hardwoods just large enough to place a bar with a few stools (it would be where two walls came together). Is it possible to just rip out a section of carpet, hard hardwoods, and make the seams look decent where they come together? If so, what are the steps or if anyone knows a step by step guide for this. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Knight30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2011, 06:56 PM   #2
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,907
Rewards Points: 2,462
Default

Hardwood Section


It is possible---is it possible to simply pull back the carpet in the area to get the wood?

I always just call in a carpet installer to reinstall the carpet---Those guys are magicians (my carpet work always looks a little wrong)

Doing it your self is possible with a knee kicker and a carpet knife.

Rusty Baker is a carpet guy---I hope he sees this.----Mike---

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2011, 07:39 PM   #3
Pro Flooring Installer
 
rusty baker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 3,927
Rewards Points: 2,124
Default

Hardwood Section


Ir's doable, but not easy for a DIYer. Laying it back and putting the wood down, no problem. Stretching the carpet back without a wrinkle can be tough, if you aren't a pro. Probably better to see what an installer would charge to put the carpet back. Here it would most likely run $50-$75. Probably run that much to rent the tools.
__________________
The ads in my post are there without my permission. I do not endorse any of the products.
Semi-Retired Installer
Installing since 1973
rusty baker is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to rusty baker For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (05-29-2011)
Old 05-29-2011, 07:57 PM   #4
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,907
Rewards Points: 2,462
Default

Hardwood Section


Well said,Rusty. I refer a lot of business to my carpet man----Good installers are able to make a modification like that look like it was always there.----I don't even like to make a simple doorway to transition .--Mike---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lay New Hardwood On Hold Hardwood TJfive0 Flooring 3 04-30-2011 05:50 PM
Replacing Section of Sole Plate RM575 Carpentry 3 03-28-2010 09:31 AM
hardwood floor transition from old to new cooter Flooring 4 05-25-2009 10:20 AM
5 Ways to carry on your hardwood floor shining brightly John_smith Flooring 3 02-24-2009 11:56 AM
Damaged Section of Hardwood jelder Flooring 6 08-09-2006 10:24 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.