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Old 01-15-2016, 05:46 PM   #1
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Stretching seamed carpet


I've done a fair amount of carpet work over the years for myself, family, and friends. Mostly bedrooms and living rooms with a little seaming here and there for things like closets and rooms bigger then the carpet.

Have a family member that has a bigger living room that is 15'x26' and then a hallway off it that they would like to put carpet in. My concern is about stretching the carpet after seaming it. I plan to get one piece 12x26' and then another piece 12'x9' so I can cut it up into 4'x9' piece and seam them together and then seam the new 4'x27' piece to the 12'x26' piece to complete the room.

Any tips on stretching a big carpet that is seamed together like this? Thanks
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Stretch the LR . Then stretch across the part of the hall that will attach and then seam it on.
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Stretch the LR . Then stretch across the part of the hall that will attach and then seam it on.
What about the living room where there will be a 26' long seam? The living room is 15x26 so it would need one piece 12x26 and then have to make the other 3x26 piece to seam together in order to make the 15x26 piece for the living room.

This is what I am picturing

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Just not sure the order to seam and stretch it?
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Seam it into one piece and then stretch it.
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Seam it into one piece and then stretch it.
Easy enough. Just wasn't sure if stretching that big of a piece would be a problem with that long of a seam. Thanks
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Put the strip of three pieces on the side likely to be low-traffic, like under a sofa.
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