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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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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Self Leveling on Wood Subfloor

I have a bedroom over my garage and the floor is slightly unlevel sloping one way from the door toward the outside wall. It is currently carpeted and remove and I plan to put down new carpet (tack ...
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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 remove infused thin layer of gum from carpet or repair?

I had gum that stuck to the carpet. So after removing most of it and cleaning the carpet and my chair's wheels going over it for months, a thin hard layer of gum seems to have infused with the carpet ...
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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 do its job ...
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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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Removing '70's carpeting from outdoor cement stairs

I have a mid-century ranch house in the Seattle area (moisty, mossy). A previous owner decided to apply green "outdoor" carpet to the stairs and back step. I give the carpet credit for lasting maybe ...
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Tile to carpet transition

I will be removing my old carpet and getting a new one. I am not sure the height of the carpet yet. But i need to finish installing door jambs and I think I'll need to leave at-least 3/8 gap for the ...
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Gap between subfloor and wall

Updating a condo and had the carpet replaced in the bedroom. Now that we're ready to install the trim we noticed that the carpet is curling down past the subfloor in one of the corners. There is a 3/...
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Do I need a pro-grade carpet cleaner?

I have a 3000+ sq-feet two-story house and over the time the carpets upstairs and in the basement reach a point that cleaning is required. I looked around and eyed on these two products: A pro-grade ...
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Quickest way to fix a wet carpet that smells

So I have messed up. I am moving house. On Saturday I hired a carpet cleaner and ran it round my flat. Something went a bit wrong when I was doing the bedroom and it didn't dry the carpet very well. ...
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How can I remove a carpet stamp?

I am not really sure what to call this, so for right now I am just calling it a carpet stamp. But really it's an indentation that was made by some sturdy iron railing fixed on to my living room floor. ...
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Squeak AFTER Carpet install

We just had new carpet installed. My once quiet floor now squeaks all over. Prior to our last carpet install we'd screwed everything down and it was perfect. The only thing I can think is that they ...
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Replacing bathroom carpet with Vinyl

I'm going to replace my bathroom carpet with a Vinyl floor, but want to make sure I get it level and waterproofed. Assuming there's a level subfloor, can I use a regular Aquastop underlay? Whats the ...
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why is there a gap between the carpet tack strip and the wall?

This house was built in 1951. The house was "flipped" and the previous owner put in builder grade carpet with no carpet pad. When I pulled up the carpet observed this odd gap between the carpet ...
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Removing Carpet Glue

I installed outdoor carpet on my porch. The glue bled through in spots. What can I use to remove the spots from the carpet?
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Is it necessary to power-stretch when installing carpet?

Is it absolutely necessary to use power-stretch when installing carpet? In my case it is a room 284 x 550cm, I thought power stretcher is mainly for large spaces and in my case a knee-kicker would be ...
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Mildewed carpeting, uninsulated flooring

Problem: I just moved into a rented apartment. The bedroom closet/office has carpeting which is mildewed. It noticeably smells offensive and I am allergic to mold. Examination: We looked under ...
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Wall to wall carpeting over tile?

QUESTION If a tenant wanted wall to wall carpeting and the existing floor is tile, is it possible to simply lay the padding and carpet over the tile, and expect the ability to revert back to the tile ...
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Can carpet scraps be used to repair existing carpet?

I recently had new carpet installed and the installers just left the scraps in my garage. I have several that are of somewhat appreciable sizes, the smallest being 3'x5'. I'm weighing the pros and ...
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Carpet padding with bi-fold closet doors?

I am in the process of my first ever DIY carpet installation, in a room that has bi-fold doors for the closet. During tear-out of the previous carpet, I wasn't observant enough to notice if the floor ...
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Is this 'Ant Killer' effective to kill carpet moth? [closed]

I've noticed a few moth flying around a carpeted area as well as some possibly larvae. I already have this ant killer powder and wondering if it would be effective for the moth and other insects? The ...
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Moveable Frame on Carpet

I am planning on creating a small "door frame" structure that is able to be wheeled out and placed away using a pulley-system. This project is for a performance that will be on carpet and as such I am ...
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Should Door Trim/Jamb be flush cut with bottom of base for carpet install?

I'm finishing a room that will have new carpet installed. I plan to install the baseboard height about 1/2" off the slab so carpet can flow underneath. The room is all painted (trim/walls), but no ...
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What's the best fastener for a carpet that won't cause unraveling?

Last time I tried this, the drywall screws I was using snagged and started unraveling the carpet. Is there a particular kind of screw that won't snag carpets? It's a loop/pile carpet so snagging is ...
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How to handle a 2" step into bathroom?

I am renovating my entire second floor. Due to some plumbing issues I had to raise the bathroom floor a bit plus added cement board and ceramic tile leading to the 2+ inch step you see below. I will ...
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Material which absorbs water on carpet and hardwood floor? [closed]

As the title says, I am looking for material or ways to suck water quickly from hardwood floor or carpet.