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Replacing carpet with vinyl floor

I am working on replacing carpet in my guest bedroom. Everything was removed, but when I slide in the new vinyl, they slide into a gap under the skirting board. This is causing more work for us. Is ...
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Tools needed to repair carpet

My wife and I run a couple of rental houses for retirement income. In one of the the houses, I need to replace two small triangle-shaped staircase landings because of dog bites. I have some spare ...
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How do I deal with mold on laminate floor under carpet?

Thanks for the help I appreciate it
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What would be under a 30 year old carpet pad that is a sticky reddish spots, on a concrete floor? [closed]

What would be a reddish, sticky blotches under a 30 year old carpet with padding, on a concrete floor?
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How can carpet be installed in rooms wider than the width of the carpet roll?

We have a main bedroom addition that we just had built that is 15 x 16 feet. We are getting ready to price carpet for the room and are realizing that it seems most carpet rolls are 12-15 feet. I don't ...
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Which edge bar should be used to join Runner carpet on stairs and Wood flooring?

What would be the right spec for an edge bar to use on joining parts for wood flooring and runner stairs. Looked into few of those, including Z Edge bar but none looked right. Can't find a Z Edge with ...
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What is the best method for installing runner rug on tile staircase?

Husband and I bought a house recently and ripped up the hideous green carpet that was previously on the stairs. We were fortunate to find the stairs are red terra cotta Saltillo tiles and in decent ...
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Carpet Replacement Questions

We are having some carpet replaced and have questions: 1. What is this block in the closet? The bedroom where this is being replaced has some weird issues. One is a piece of wooden blocking in the ...
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Our cat frayed the carpet in bedroom corner by the door

Another cat Banned from the bedroom. Our cat frayed the carpet in the corner by the door. The damage is small, approximately 1"X1". I saved the carpet fibers, Can this be fixed easily?
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Converting carpeted stairs to hardwood stairs

We removed the carpet from our stairs expecting to find plywood stair treads however, that is not what we found. instead, they did three 2x4s. It’s all extremely uneven and I’m not really sure what to ...
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Remove old carpet underlay stuck to concrete floor

I am trying to remove the carpet and its underlay from the living room because it is very old (over 20 years I guess). The underlay is terribly stuck to the concrete floor. It looks like it has been ...
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Nails in metal carpet trim won't hold

There is an issue with my carpet trim. Hammering the nails down isn't holding the piece anymore. The piece is 8 ft long and I am looking at a replacement trim at Lowe's. I have two questions. What do ...
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How can I smooth out creases in artificial turf?

I am looking for some help with smoothing out the creases in a golf green carpet I put in a simulator. Does anyone have a technique/tool to smooth this out without pulling up the whole carpet? There ...
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What is orange fine dust after vacuuming a new carpet in an old house

I installed a new carpet in an old house. Vacuuming the new carpet picked up orange fine dust. Do you know what might cause the dust? Do I need to worry about it? Is it possible a hidden dry-rot issue ...
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How can I clean cats' urine from my basement walls?

We have some cats in our basement that sometimes use the litter box but also like to pee all over the carpet down there, especially against the baseboards. As most people know, cleaning up pee ...
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Moving into a home that had dogs, and I'm allergic... what should be on my to-do list?

In about a month, I'm moving into a house that had 1-2 large dogs. I'll allergic to dogs, and I'm curious what steps I should take to prep the house before I move in. There is also a room (living room)...
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Carpet Installation on Concrete

I am looking to put carpet down in a small 11x19 room that has a uneven concrete floor. I am aware that this isn't the best idea and will eventually cause uneven wear, but this is the short term ...
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Are carpet and pad salvageable with partial flooding?

We had a storm that caused a flood in one part of the basement where the water level actually went above a window and started coming in through it. I immediately shopvacd it and pulled up the carpet ...
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What to do with gap between stair transition and carpet?

We installed luxury vinyl tile in our kitchen and landing, which replaced 25 year old laminate. The landing was the only place that didn't have quarter inch plywood under the laminate. Our handyman ...
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How can I affix carpet to a vertical surface? [closed]

My house was built back when it was fashionable to put the basement staircase in the middle of the floor. What that means is that I have a couple of four-foot walls in the middle of my living room ...
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What is this purple substance that grew under my carpet? [closed]

I moved into my house this past spring. One floor with linoleum/vinyl-looking floor had a reddish stain. No big deal! I covered it with a carpet. Today noticed that the formerly light red stain is now ...
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What type of prep do my basement floors need before carpet reinstall

I just ripped up my 30 year old basement carpet. There was significant efflorescence on the floor along along an exterior wall, where carpet padding wasn't used. The carpet in general felt "...
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Should I level this old linoleum tile floor out before carpets?

We are putting carpets in this room which when we took up the old carpets revealed this old linoleum tile floor. When taking up the tack strips and such some of the tiles cracked and left just the ...
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Self Levelling and Liquid DPM over damp on ground floor quarry tiles - disaster

I have a question about rising damp on quarry tiles ground floor in old building. I removed the old carpet and realised there was damp patches on the tiled floor below, im believe there is no dpm ...
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Carpet under framing 2x4 exterior wall ,the carpet got wet and needs to be pulled out ,do I need to support each area under bottom plate stud

Framing of wall over carpet and pad ,carpet and pad got wet and cannot be dried properly so we need to remove the carpet and pad under the bottom plate studs,do I have to brace the bottom plate studs ...
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Septic Tank backed up into the basement. What now?

We had a flash flood over the weekend which caused the septic tank to overflow, spilling vile sewage water into my parent’s house while they were away. There was about 2 inches of water and most of it ...
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What are these carpet tiles made of?

Underneath basement carpet, I find a layer of 4-inch square carpet tiles. The underside of these tiles is black with a sandpaper texture. When removing the tiles, one finds underneath a brittle ...
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Wood floor over carpet underlay

Had a contractor 3 years ago install new wood engineered floor over carpet underlayment. I was told that it was done all the time, and foolishly took him at his word. Now, the flooring isn’t level and ...
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When removing old carpet in preparation for the installers should I also remove the old tack strip?

I've got carpet installers booked in to replace the carpet in 2 rooms of my apartment. In preparation for them I started removing the old carpet and then old carpet tack strips so they'd have a clear ...
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Carpet gap causing leak

My house has a large gap between the wall and the carpet in the bedroom where it looks like water is leaking through I want to repair it myself but I don’t know what to use.
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Is there a way to install carpet so that you can't see the gap between stairs and skirtboard?

We just had carpet installed on our stairs. With our previous 15 year old carpet, I never noticed that there was a gap between the stairs and the skirtboard. With our new carpet the gap is apparent. ...
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How can I fit stair treads to existing tread endcaps when replacing carpet with hardwood?

We are planning to replace carpet with wood. The stairs are trimmed with oak ends, which hold balusters. The top of the oak part is approximately on the same level as the base under the carpet. I ...
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Have existing carpeted closet. How to install mirrored bifold doors with lower track?

want to replace existing top track wooden bifold doors with a mirrored bifold with a lower track. Can this be done without removing the carpet where the track fits?
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Remove glued down carpet before installing LVP or install on top of carpet?

I have carpet that was glued down on a plywood subfloor. Should I lay LVP on top of the carpet or remove the carpet? If I remove the carpet should I try to remove the glue or lay paper on top of it? I ...
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Identifying and removing carpet adhesive [closed]

I removed the carpet in one of my rooms. Underneath I found the following carpet adhesive: The removal of the carpet was very easy, it came off easily. The adhesive is still tacky so you stick to it ...
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Adding an interior wall to make additional bedroom

I’m wanting to add an interior (non load bearing) wall to close off an open space in my house. I would also be adding a door, and a closet and door on the other side. This is a second floor area and ...
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How long should I let a concrete repair dry before laying carpet? [duplicate]

I recently had to repair a very small area (roughly a 2 ft wide x 1 ft rectangle) of my basement concrete floor after a water pipe repair. This area will have carpet installed over the concrete. The ...
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We have mold under carpeting, what should I do?

About one week ago, I found what looked like mold under a carpet. The floor is wooden. The carpet is not wall to wall. All the other rooms do not have carpet or have wall to wall carpeting. I am ...
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Possible Mold under carpet [closed]

Recently, I noticed that there was something that looked like black mold under a carpet. I am 98% sure that it is not mold but the carpet padding is slowly falling apart. The carpet padding sits on a ...
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Office carpet tiles / Remove trim and do vinyl trim?

I have 3400 Sq ft of mostly offices, and the space is trimmed out with residential composite painted baseboard . The floors were carpeted with broadcloth carpet and tack strips. We want to put in ...
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Is a plywood subfloor with outdoor carpeting glued on appropriate for a screened in porch

We have a 20 year old screened in porch that had a plywood subfloor with outdoor carpeting tacked on. We just pulled the carpet up and noticed blackish areas - mold? The porch floor does get wet ...
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Has my office chair done enough wear to the carpet to damage it beyond repair?

The carpet in my apartment has noticeable indentations from my office chair in it. I used a standard office chair with plastic wheels on the bottom for two years, but I didn't actually roll on the ...
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Replacing "bubbling" hardwood floor with carpet

My house has solid stone walls and it's in a humid climate (Wales, UK). When I moved in the ground floor living room floor was floating hardwood on top of a layer of fibreboard on top of a concrete ...
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Carpet squeaky, SqueakNoMore Drill Settings

I am using a Squeak No More Kit to fix up a squeaky, creaky carpet. For my power drill, what should my (a) gear switch and (b) torque control be set at? This is used to drill plywood subfloor into a ...
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Carpet cleaning types, vapor vs hot water vacuum

I have an around five year old carpet. It has accumulated some dust. A pet sometimes does a wee, that I collect with paper tissues, but of course not completely. My dust and hair stays also. Just ...
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Methods for fitting base cabinets on top of carpet

I am wanting to fit some kitchen-style base cabinets for storage in one of my rooms, however this room has carpetted floor. I was thinking about buying/building actual kitchen cabinets as these seem ...
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Carpet Tile for maintaining Squeak subfloor

I live in a larger two story 2000ft condo, where there are problems with carpet subfloor making squeaking sounds. After investigation, its due to loose subfloor screws or not being properly screwed ...
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Does Carpet Tile require use of a Plastic carpet protector?

I use a plastic chair protector with my office chair. Right now its sitting in the middle of the room and looks ugly. In renovation, we are thinking of getting "carpet tile". Would getting ...
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Carpet and Padding Type for Exercise and Floor Pressure, Seen in Hotels

I am doing exercise, light weightlifting, aerobics, and yoga on carpet. I use exercise mat, however I noticed its not enough. What is good type of carpet and padding, that holds up to exercise ...
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Carpet makes Whistling Sound

My carpet is around 5 years old. Now its starting to make a whistling sound stepping on it. I started doing Yoga/Stretching recently with a proper yoga mat. It requires lot of deep stretch which may ...
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