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Old 06-14-2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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Carpet and Pad Directional Layout?


Hi folks,
I have a room where I'm installing carpet and new pad. The flooring is wood and I have the tack strips in place. The dimensions are 10' 7" x 12' 1". The door is on the 12' 1" wall and the carpet will butt at the door to a tile entry.

The pad is Comfortaire 4'6" wide, so I'll be joining seams in that. The carpet will be one piece.

Is there a rule about pad seam direction? I'm wondering about pad seam direction in terms of carpet stretching? Will it make any difference?

Also, any rule in stretching the carpet in a room with these conditions?

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RM575,
I think the best way would to lay the padding the longest side of the room with seam in middle. You have to kick all sides of the room so having the padding long ways would reduce any seam separation.
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Thanks, but I laid the pad in three sections just the opposite of what you suggested. The room is actually an old bedroom and the 12' section is partly closet area. So, the dimensions are really 10' x 10'. I think it will be okay and I stapled the seams very well.
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