Can I carpet a closet without a knee kicker?

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Old 07-12-19, 08:56 PM
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Can I carpet a closet without a knee kicker?

Closet is about 5 x 2.5. Transitions to laminate flooring but she wants the closet to be recarpeted. Can I do this without using a knee kicker? Suggestions to make it look professional?
 
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Old 07-13-19, 03:16 AM
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No, you don't need a kicker. Just cut the carpet to fit.
 
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But I need tack strips, right? How should I fasten the carpet tight?
 
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Since it's just a closet I'd skip the track strip and lay the carpet tack nail or staple it in place then add quarter round to the base. or you could just use carpet tacks around the perimeter although sometimes they show.
 
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Thanks for the replies. The owner wants to remove the sliding doors and convert this closet to a small mudroom at the entrance. So after reading your comments, I think I will remove the old carpet and moldings and threshold, then cut new pad and carpet to fit and attach with staple gun around perimeter, and then cover the staples with the moldings and threshold. How does that sound?
 
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If it's a closet don't over think it. In my rentals we don't attach the carpet in closets at all unless it's a walk-in. Without people walking on it it pretty much just lays there. Then when shoes and other stuff are put on the floor you can't even see the carpet.
 
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It appears to be concrete under the old rug.
N​ot sure how to attach it now. Can carpet tacks go in concrete?
 
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Concrete requires a different type of tack strip, regular carpet nails won't work. I'd either loose lay it or use a little adhesive.
 
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Just use some double-faced tape.
 
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