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Old 08-02-2015, 07:21 AM   #1
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I have a roll of carpet about 6' 9" wide and 73' long that I plan to install in a room where there already is some old carpet glued down. I already know I need to get the old carpet out, clean up the old glue, etc. One of my questions is, should I be using carpet seam tape on the seams it I'm gluing it? And what would the best way be about installing the carpet?
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Old 08-02-2015, 03:19 PM   #2
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You don't need seam tape on glue direct carpet. Lay it all out dry and cut the seam. Then lay back the sides and glue the seam area first. Lay one side of the seam in the glue and put a small bead of latex seam sealer along one side of the seam backing and carefully lay the other side in. Then fold the rest of it back and do the same.
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Never just glue down a carpet seam, either tape it or stitch it.
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Why do you say that Ron? This is a glue down installation, not a conventional one with pad and tackless.

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I use to ask that same question Jazman.

Seams need to be tight but match, they also must hold.
I found this out when I had to redo a carpet in a hotel dining room. A lesson learned the hard way.
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