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Old 08-02-2008, 11:47 AM   #1
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seaming berber carpet


How do I seam a Berber Carpet with a pad backing to keep it from raveling

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Old 08-02-2008, 12:58 PM   #2
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Is the pad attached? If so, are you gluing the carpet down, or loose laying it? It shouldn't ravel if it is attached backing.

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Old 08-02-2008, 02:01 PM   #3
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If the carpet is in a doorway or something, you could always nail down a piece of naplock and bend it down over the carpet, too.

HomeDepot: I don't think he wants to hot melt tape a seam in the carpet. I think he just has a cut edge on his carpet, and he wants to prevent it from raveling. I'm not sure about this, but since Kanga-back carpets are normally glued down (and not hot taped) then maybe the tufts are glued in so that they wouldn't ravel anyhow, even if you didn't do anything to prevent ravelling. If the tufts are glued in, rather than woven in, then if the tufts come loose from that glue, then it would be individual tufts that would come off the edge, but the carpet wouldn't "unravel" at all.
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