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Old 04-08-2015, 11:36 AM   #1
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My approach for carpeting stair treads: need feedback


Can you all comment if there are any problems with my plan, which is to carpet on the treads of the stair case leading to the basement.

This doesn't seem like a very tricky install for what I've gleaned from youtube and the internet....I'll be renting a carpet kicker and an electric stapler for this.

I'm planning on installing the tack strip approx 1" away from the rear of the tread, and laying down a decent underpad in front of that but stopping that at the nosing. I'm planning on just using a regular staple gun for the underpad

I'll then cut the carpet to fit the tread (treads are enclosed on both sides) and staple it to the underside of the nosing...I figure a staple every few inches ought to do.

Then press the carpet into place on the treat, kicking it onto the tack strip, starting at the center and working my way out.

The risers will be getting some type of nice painted wood finish, which will overlap/hide anu edges at the end of the tread.

Does this sound like a decent way to do this? Are staples needed at the rear of the tread to help keep the carpet on the tack strip?

Thanks in advance
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Sounds fine. No staples needed at the back. On the edges, if you leave the pad back an inch, you can roll under the carpet and won't have raw edges. ( you would need a staple on each side at the back, if you do this.)On some carpets, raw edges won't matter.
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Thanks RB,

in your experience, is there a type of carpet better suited to stairs?
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Thanks RB,

in your experience, is there a type of carpet better suited to stairs?
No, just use whatever you like.
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