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Old 12-11-2018, 11:22 AM   #1
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Have you ever installed carpet?


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While installing carpeting in your own home isnít technically challenging, it can be somewhat demanding due to the weight and size of the carpet rolls and the area you plan to carpet. Unless custom-ordered, typical interior carpet rolls are available in 12-foot widths. An average room-size roll is heavy and unwieldy. And if youíre carpeting hallways, stairs, oddly-shaped or very small rooms, doing the job properly can become difficult and involved. 7 Tools to Make a DIY Carpet Install Easier
Have you ever installed carpet?

What tools were most helpful to you?

Any tips for members trying to install their own carpet for the first time?
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Old 12-25-2018, 03:44 AM   #2
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Yes...……...never again.

Considering the work, the difference in cost is not worth my effort.
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And after two knee replacements, I cringe watching it being done.
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Yes I did, ONCE.

After renting a stretcher, and spending hours crawling around the room, hammering down the tack strips, and then having to replace it because that rug had slipped over a quarter inch, and looked askew, I decided that I saved nothing.


Next time it was let your fingers do the work, call the pros, and they will be done before I could have gotten half of the strips down.


There are some things that the pros are worth paying for, Carpeting is one of them.


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I never did it & I never will. I don't like carpet. It just holds the dirt. I know that to be true because I've done many rug shampoo jobs.
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