Carpet installation questions

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Old 05-12-12, 08:14 PM
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Question Carpet installation questions

I have a 2 story home with carpet up the stairs on the entire upper level. The carpet appears to be one big piece throughout the entire thing. I would like to have it replaced but I have some questions. The carpet appears to have been installed prior to the bannisters being installed. How would carpet installers install new carpet with these installed? Sould I remove everything and get it out of their way first? I dont see how I can remove the balusters and bannister without destroying them really and im not sure how carpet installers deal with these kinds of things. Thanks for any info.
 
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Old 05-13-12, 03:56 AM
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Post pix. We can't see what you see. For the most part carpet installers work miracles around such places. I would ask them first. Removing the balustrade will present a problem once the carpet is laid.....how do you put it back together http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 05-13-12, 09:39 AM
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An installer can cut the carpet next to the wood, put down tack strip and tuck the new carpet in. I've done it many times and it will not show.
 
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Old 05-14-12, 07:47 AM
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Here are the balusters on and through the carpet. I just wasnt sure if the installers would need this stuff removed.
 
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Old 05-14-12, 03:10 PM
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I would be surprised if the carpet in under the picketts on the steps. I have never seen that done and have been in the business 40 years. But if it is, they can still be cut around.
 
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Old 05-19-12, 07:24 PM
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Unhappy Carpet staples

I had a basement flood so the disaster company replaced the pad but when they put our carpet back in, it seems to be short about 1/2 inch to some of the walls.
I told them we need them to come back and stretch it again and he said he would, but now I noticed indentations about every 6 inches along one of the perimeters. I pulled out a couple of staples. Should he have used staples? He did use the tack
strips so I don't know why he also put in staples. It dimples the carpet. Can they be pulled out? I tried to fluff the carpet over them which helped a little. What do you think about this kind of install? I am getting worried.
 
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Old 05-19-12, 07:49 PM
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Carpet should never be stapled to the tack strip. They can be pulled but be careful. On some carpets you can cause a lot of damage. This installer did not know what he was doing. Call and complain.
 
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Old 05-19-12, 10:49 PM
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Thank you very much, you confirmed what I suspected.
 
 

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