Rolling back carpet to repair squeaky floors

Old 02-15-08, 10:35 AM
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Rolling back carpet to repair squeaky floors

It sounds reasonable to do this although I know it will be very awkward at certain areas. I maye even have to get someone in to re-stretch the carpet afterwards.

BUT, almost everything I read suggests that this is the very last resort and should only be done if the carpet is not worth much.

Why is rolling back a carpet considered such a terrible thing?
Old 02-17-08, 08:50 PM
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It is a bad thing because you would have to stretch the carpet to put it back in place. There is a repair kit that allows you to screw right through the carpet and then break off the screw below the carpet.
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I had to do this all the time, in brand new homes, as the repair guy for a carpet store, many years ago. It was almost a daily thing. Cutting carpet open to pull rooms back and then seaming it up so they cannot tell it was ever opened up, is true talent. The easy part was stretching it back in.
Old 02-19-08, 09:44 PM
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If you do it right, the screws that break off after going through the carpet work pretty well.

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