Questions tagged [carpet]

Used for questions relating to the installation and maintenance of carpets and rugs. Includes the carpet material, padding, rug matting, and connection methods.

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How to repair loose nails in a carpet threshold?

Apparently the carpet in my house has been replaced a few too many times. Most of the nails are loose so the threshold is basically being held in place by hopes and wishes. I was hoping to improve the ...
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What should I use for an interior door threshold if the clearance is only 1/2”?

I just had hardwood floors installed in my office and I need to install a threshold to cover where the hallway carpet and hardwood join. The challenge is, the clearance is only 1/2” under the door (a ...
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What size dip in the floor needs to be filled before carpet is installed?

We are planning to put carpet over an oldish hardwood floor. I noticed that the floor has a dip of about 3/8" in a few areas. I intend to measure around with a long straightedge and see if I can ...
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Replace or clean stained carpet after mold issues?

I moved into a new build just over a year ago, and a few months in mold issues occurred in the nearby closet. The main cause of this was an exterior concrete wall which was still drying, and led to ...
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Basement Floor Feels Uneven

I recently purchased a home with a full finished basement. The home was built in 1988. No foundation or structural concerns were noted during the home inspection. There is carpet in the basement. The ...
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Floor-to-ceiling bookshelf before or after carpet?

Building a built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelf in a room in the basement (~7'10" tall). I've read a lot of differing opinions on whether to build the bookshelf first or put the carpet in first. ...
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What is this yellow powder under my carpet?

We recently moved into a new house and rolled up one of the carpets that was fraying. Under and attached to the carpet is a yellow powder does anyone know what this could be? Are we silly to be ...
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Help with awkward transition strip between tile and carpet

I would like to replace carpet in a hallway with tile. The carpet extends into multiple living spaces. I can do all the transition strips except for one that has me flummoxed. The transition strip ...
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Repair ripped carpet

We bought a contemporary newly designed carpet. But it has only been a week now, and the carpet has started to show some damage even though we haven't used it. There was a particular blackish yellow ...
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Open Riser Stairs / Removing carpeting and converting to hardwood [closed]

We have a staircase from the first floor to the second floor. The stairs are open riser, with the treads wrapped in carpet. The reach a landing and then transition to closed risers. Some treads are ...
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Can I cut carpet tiles with a table saw?

I don't find any specific blades, however no explicit recommendation not to cut short pile carpet tiles with a table saw. That's however no base to assume that I should try it. For starters, I'm not ...
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How To Provide For Carpet Edging?

I have a lower level hallway in my house that is currently carpeted all the way through the hallway and into the adjacent Den room. See outline drawing below: This hallway is a high traffic area from ...
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Filling gap between drywall and stairs

I have a large gap between my drywall and stairs - my question is, how much of a gap is acceptable for carpet to be applied on the stairs? I have about a 1-1x1/8 inch gap between the stair edge and ...
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Why does my kitten's urine clean my carpet?

I have an old house with very old wall to wall carpets. The carpt by the front door is just awful, and I have been trying to clean it for a while, with poor results. Recently, however, my kitten, who ...
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Is it better to do convert builder provided carpet stairs to hardwood yourself, or have the builder do it from the start (e.g. for townhome)?

Title should summarize the question. I have heard that in general it is good to have certain troublesome things done by your builder from the start, depending on factors like lest you have to damage ...
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Cover join between carpet and lino flooring

Some months ago, we replaced our floating wooden flooring with lino planks. Previously, where the wooden flooring met our carpets, we had some sort of “cover strip” which was like a thin strip of hard ...
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How to replace carpet with tile in entryway

We have an 18 year old cat who unrinates on or near doors that lead outside. I'm looking for solutions to make it easier to clean up/eliminate the odor. We do eventually plan on replacing the ...
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Mysterious black dots appearing on carpet

We purchased our house last August and I don't know how old the carpet is but it's definitely been around for a while. Earlier this year, these little black dots started showing up in one specific ...
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Which to install first…closet doors or carpet?

We are redecorating my son's bedroom. This includes converting the large bi-fold closet doors to sliding doors. We have also pulled up the carpet and are installing new carpet and padding. My question ...
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Installing cushion vinyl over carpet

I plan to put some cushion vinyl over my corridor carpet. I will be using proper cut sheets and not just off cuts as shown in the picture. Later on I will pull the carpet out from underneath the ...
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Floors squeak a lot since installing new carpet

Our condo was built in 1989, and I moved in in 2005 with all new carpets. A few months ago (15 years later!), we had new wall-to-wall carpet installed. Now there's creaks and squeaks everywhere in the ...
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Replacing carpet with laminate flooring - can I cover over damaged area?

I’ve decided to change from carpet (rug) to laminate flooring. There is a spot with some damage, near a vent. The damaged section has about a million nails in it so I want to leave it there. I was ...
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stiff textile material for simple underbed “drawer”

I have a 90cm x 200cm bed in a corner of my room. I want to use the floor beneath it as storage, but in a way that I do not need to crawl under it to get the stuff in the corner. I have a PVC floor; ...
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Baseboard/skirting board before or after carpet tiles?

I ask this question here as all results from my searches relate to installation of regular carpet, not carpet tiles I'm tidying up a small laundry room under a stairway. I will be installing carpet ...
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Will a door rubbing on the carpet cause excessive wear?

We recently had carpet installed in our master bedroom. We love it! My husband trimmed the door, it opens & closes well for me. The door is touching or rubbing the carpet when opening & ...
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Carpet badly burned, do I need to replace the whole thing?

My carpet was badly burned by a heat lamp. Bad enough that the room started to fill with smoke. The burn is about 8 inches in diameter. The entire room is about 13'x 14'. Is it possible to just ...
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What to put down under new carpet or “luxury vinyl tile” to prevent cold floors?

We have a hardwood living-dining room floor that was improperly installed (before we arrived), and squeaks and creaks something awful. We plan to rip out the old flooring and put in LVT (luxury vinyl ...
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Is a gradual 3/4 inch rise acceptable under carpet?

I have a change in subfloor height to contend with. For whatever reason at one doorway of the house the subfloor was built 3/4" (19 mm) higher than the neighboring section. I can install a tapered ...
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Setting tack strip in concrete

I would like to have carpet installed in the bedroom of my basement apartment which now has a concrete floor. I don't trust the carpet guy with this part because he suggested cutting corners and just ...
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How can I make my hard stone entrance staircase softer and more kid friendly?

I live on the top floor of 3 storey housing unit. When you walk into our house, you are immediately faced with a staircase that takes you up to the third floor. The stairs are made of stone slabs ...
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How to fix gap between carpet and wall to prevent rodent?

Our condo is located in a forest/mountain area and we have suffered some rodent issues lately. We have two stories, and bedrooms are located downstairs. As I sleep at night, I often hear sound of ...
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Which style transition/threshold do I need for carpeted stairs to meet floor boards?

I've had a new carpet installed on my stairs. The fitter wasn't able to supply a threshold and I wasn't at home at the time of the install so I couldn't ask him what style I needed. Is there a ...
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Replacing carpet with vinyl plank

I am going to replace the carpet in my three seasons porch with vinyl plank from Costco. I pulled up the carpet and found a layer of carpet underneath. Should I remove both, or could I install the ...
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Time Frame For Dealing With Flooded Carpet

I hope this question is appropriate to this Stack. My elderly mother lives alone in a townhouse with a basement, since my father passed about six months ago. This morning, the basement experienced ...
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Lumps after Carpet Stretching

We paid to have our carpets stretched by professionals. When they were finished it all looked great to LOOK at.........then after they left I started noticing that there were LUMPS everywhere ...
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How to put carpet over hardwood in apartment, inexpensively, and removable without nails or screws?

My apartment has hardwood. Some people may like this, and it's fine for the kitchen and dining room. But for the bedrooms and living room I want carpet, which has both benefits of noise reduction and ...
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How do I work out a rug curl?

We recently moved into a place with a lot of hardwood floors and so we needed to put down about 5 area rugs. A lot them arrived rolled up and we unrolled them there was lingering curl that we needed ...
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Can I reuse carpet underlayment pad?

I recently ripped off the old carpet in a room, along with the under-pad. The pad is in a decent condition, so I'm wondering it could be the re-used somewhere? Of course I would not use it again for ...
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Adhesive removal from my recently installed carpet

I recently installed some outdoor type - low profile carpet on my new office floor. The adhesive used was TEC multi - purpose carpet adhesive. The mastic bled through in a number of spots ...
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Fine tuning the location of an office chair on thick carpets

Rolling an office chair to one's home is problematic. You do want the comfort and flexibility, but the carpet is thick. If you don't use a carpet protector, it's only a matter of time until the carpet ...
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Running Satellite cable from wall plate, under carpet to opposite side

I want to route my satellite cables, which are currently poking out of a media plate on one side of the room, to their destination on the other side. The challenges that I face are: Routing the ...
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Cleaning carpet after candle hot liquid

We got candle pot for scent which was dropped by a guest and the hot candle separated into the carpet. How can I take it off? It is like the candle it isfrozen onto carpet .
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How to safely clean/remove recent mouse urine stain in carpet

I recently dealt with a singular mouse that got into an open door (when roommate/landlord was bringing in groceries) and, in the midst of hunting down the mouse, it urinated on the carpet, leaving a ...
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What is this glue layer on top of the slate stone flooring?

I ripped off the carpet which was installed on top of the slate stone flooring sometime back. I saw a layer of "glue-like" I assume it is for the carpet to glue down, which it did not even ...
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What should I lay under carpet to protect hardwood floor for a couple of years?

Our dogs are getting old and need more secure footing. So we're going to loose-lay room size pieces of new conventional carpet on top of a nicely finished wood floors. A couple of rooms. Some ...
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How can I repair a carpeted floor partly worn down by an office chair? [closed]

I'm a tad worried over the current state of the carpeted flooring in my room. Over the past two to three years I'd used an office chair (on casters) without a floor mat in said room and the spot where ...
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Suggestions on How to Remove Very Old Carpet Tape from Hardwood Floor

The tape was double-sided mesh carpet tape. It has been under a runner in an entryway for about 20 years and is now just a dried mesh and whatever residue is left from the glue that was on the tape. ...
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Unable to remove hard turmeric stains on the apartment common carpet

We just moved in to a new apartment and spilled some turmeric over the common carpet area in front of our main door. Tried treating the stains with stain remover, bleach and dishwashing liquid and so ...
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How much extra carpet do installers need?

Replacing the carpet in our hallway. I measured the majority of the hallway to be 162 sq. ft. And the remaining small patches of carpet to be 10 sq. ft. and 8 sq. ft. 180 Sq ft. = 20 Sq. Yards. ...
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How can I remove a Carpet from concrete stuck down with black mastic/bitumen

I'm currently on restoring a property in the UK. The house was originally a Care Home built in 1987, and was built using standard commercial techniques at the time. The issue I'm having is, at the ...

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