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Old 06-22-2014, 11:44 PM   #1
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I will ask the installers too before I buy anything but I like to be more educated before I talk to them.

I need carpet for a 13x18 room. I want to just buy instock stuff from the big box store so it's 12' wide therefore I will need a seam. How much carpet do I need to buy?

Also there will be a transition to laminate floor what is the best type of threshold to use?

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about 30 feet and you'll have a remnant left over that's big enough to make a runner.

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about 30 feet and you'll have a remnant left over that's big enough to make a runner.
How do you finish the edges?
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22 feet is plenty.
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How would 22 feet cover the room? I'm not seeing it?

You have the edges of the runner professionally bound.
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I have installed carpet for 40 years. A 12x18 as the main piece. the other 12x4 cut up to fill. More than enough. If it was cut into 2' wide pieces it would fill 24'. 6 pieces, each 4' long= 24'. Standard way to fill a room. You could actually do it with 21'. Just easier with 22'. Most customers don't want enough waste to make a runner.
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You would be better to go to a local Carpet place vs. a Big box. A lot of times, they will have left overs from a job. The Remnants are usually a lot cheaper and the carpet places would be willing to negotiate with you on price. Especially if you have them install.
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I have installed carpet for 40 years. A 12x18 as the main piece. the other 12x4 cut up to fill. More than enough. If it was cut into 2' wide pieces it would fill 24'. 6 pieces, each 4' long= 24'. Standard way to fill a room. You could actually do it with 21'. Just easier with 22'. Most customers don't want enough waste to make a runner.
Gotcha. I was thinking in terms of best coverage with fewest seams. (I also think in terms of what will my idiot dogs and cats have the lowest chance of ruining. lol)Thanks for the clarification.

and I agree with Greg on the idea of a local place, they have remnant sales where you can get very high grade carpet for super cheap.
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And they may have 13' wide carpet. No seams. One of the local stores here carries it. Well, it's actually measured in meters so it's 13' 3" wide. Not much selection, though.
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Thanks guys for the info. The one installer I talked to said 22' after I told him the dimensions also. The other one I talked to is coming to measure it tonight.

Menards also sells remnants but none of their were big enough. I said we should buy two kinds and seam it but the wife said that was a bad idea :-)

I am just going to the big box because we have a dog that keeps peeing on the floor and a 2 year old that keeps spilling so even if I spend more it will get stained anyway.
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Any opinions on thresholds?
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Is putting tack strips across openings to other rooms the right thing to do? I have an 11' opening from the room to be carpeted to another room which has a laminate floor. I asked one of the guys I talked to and they said they wouldn't put them there but I know I have read someplace that you should have them across the openings.
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It can be used only if it will be covered by a transition. Otherwise, you would feel it when you walk on it and the carpet would wear out on it.
Installation standards prohibit it's use across an open doorway.

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