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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?

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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Correct Order of Work For Re-Decorating

I purchased a house in the UK which needs considerably more work doing on it that originally anticipated. Because of covid backlogs it's really hard to get decorators/builders/etc booked in so I ...
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Do enzymatic urine cleaners work on old urine in carpeting and carpet padding?

Related to my previous question regarding urine in carpeting and carpet padding, I would like to learn if enzymatic cleaners work for urine that has been present in carpeting or carpet padding for 10 ...
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Do enzymatic pet urine cleaners also clean human urine?

Do enzymatic pet urine cleaners also clean human urine that is present in carpeting and carpet padding? Specifically, human urine that has been present in carpeting and carpet padding for years.
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Installing trim with carpet tack strips already installed?

I know that in general, trim should be installed first, followed by tack strips and then carpet. And typically I see something like having the trim be 3/8" to 1/2" off the floor and the tack ...
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Sealing Carpet and Baseboards

Would it be okay to use duct tape (or any kind of tape) to seal the space between carpet and baseboards? I've had various run-ins with pests and have always seen bugs come from baseboards and windows. ...
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Covered vent under carpet

I got carpet installed from Lowe's. The installers have covered the ac vents and return air vents in some areas. I have called them to fix it but I am not sure how can they do it and if they will find ...
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What IS this stuff?

So, I'm tearing up all the carpet in my house. It's all super old and stained to begin with, but then I have pets and hate the dirt that carpet holds. Plus it's all hardwood underneath. There's ...
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Basement floor tiling/ carpeting

I’ve been reading over how to tile or carpet a basement floor and I’m looking for the absolute cheapest option. I’ve read about laying a subfloor, but to be honest, I’m not very handy at all. Can you ...
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Z bar (vinyl to carpet) gap between vinyl and bar

I have to fit z bar between click vinyl and carpet. There is a 3mm gap between the zbar and the vinyl. I have tried trying to bend the zbar down but it won’t budge. Any ideas?
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Leveling carpeted floor without replacing carpet

I have an older house that's previously had some structural work done. The work was done a few years ago, however, I think there was some minor re-settlement in the subsequent months, causing the ...
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How to handle carpet offgassing?

I moved into a new apartment and the carpet is offgassing VOCs. I'm quite sensitive to chemical smells and it irritates my nose and throat constantly. The carpet is around 1 year old, so it will ...
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