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10-11-19, 01:34 PM
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Posted By sam floor

He either got it too wet or if he used steam, he...

He either got it too wet or if he used steam, he got it too hot. I hope it will restretch. Some people who clean ruin the backing.
10-10-19, 03:25 PM
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Views: 128
Posted By sam floor

If you are using the gold flat metal. Predrill...

If you are using the gold flat metal. Predrill holes larger than the screwnails. Push a small dowel rod into the holes and the nails will fit tight when driven in.
10-08-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By sam floor

Matting is never covered under any carpet...

Matting is never covered under any carpet warranty. Neither is loss of twist. They just measure the length of the yarn. Nylon wears like iron, it just gets ugly. Replacement under any warranty is...
10-06-19, 09:25 AM
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Posted By sam floor

Try other locally owned stores. Most chain stores...

Try other locally owned stores. Most chain stores ARE over priced.
10-06-19, 07:44 AM
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Views: 107
Posted By sam floor

I would go to a locally owned store or find an...

I would go to a locally owned store or find an independent installer. Both are usually more honest than a big box store.
10-05-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By sam floor

There is no "free installation". They mark up the...

There is no "free installation". They mark up the carpet and pad to cover it. The installers don't work for them, they work for an installation company and don't work free. I would be very surprised...
09-25-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By sam floor

The pad should be glued. They make a special glue...

The pad should be glued. They make a special glue just for that. Over time the pad will gradually move and bunch up on the edges. The carpet will also wear prematurely if the pad moves. They need to...
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Views: 105
Posted By sam floor

1/4 " underlayment plywood should be used under...

1/4 " underlayment plywood should be used under vinyl. It needs to be stapled every 4 to 6" in the field and every 2-4" on the edges.
09-14-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By sam floor

Vinyl-backed-vinyl like Flexitec can be bent in...

Vinyl-backed-vinyl like Flexitec can be bent in the middle and will straighten out in a little while with no damage.
09-12-19, 09:33 AM
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Views: 150
Posted By sam floor

How do you plan on keeping it from raising in the...

How do you plan on keeping it from raising in the air at the hump?
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Posted By sam floor

All wood contracts and expands with humidity and...

All wood contracts and expands with humidity and temperature changes. If they move at the same rate, might be ok. If they don't, the new floor could split.
09-01-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By sam floor

Best bet is to check with a local carpet store....

Best bet is to check with a local carpet store. Labor prices vary greatly from area to area.
08-30-19, 07:27 AM
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Views: 405
Posted By sam floor

You should always use a 6-8 foot straightedge...

You should always use a 6-8 foot straightedge before installing any kind of flooring planks. The floor does not have to be level, but must be flat.
08-30-19, 07:23 AM
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Views: 324
Posted By sam floor

Most of the self-stick tiles are so poorly made...

Most of the self-stick tiles are so poorly made that they are not square. So it is common to see gaps. They won't last more than a few months anyway. On some brands the thin top layer with the...
08-23-19, 09:51 AM
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Views: 302
Posted By sam floor

Repaint the grout lines. A real estate agent...

Repaint the grout lines. A real estate agent would tell you that instead of spending money on flooring, that the buyer probably won't like, you are better off to give a small flooring allowance off...
08-23-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By sam floor

A pole stretcher is needed. Besides, a beginner...

A pole stretcher is needed. Besides, a beginner should never attempt to stretch a short carpet like that with a kicker. It is very easy to rip it.
08-12-19, 01:27 PM
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Views: 423
Posted By sam floor

It might work, it might not. Leave it be and see...

It might work, it might not. Leave it be and see what happens.
08-09-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By sam floor

I have been installing carpet for 45 years. I...

I have been installing carpet for 45 years. I have never had trouble pulling out tackstrip nails. Those look like nails someone has added. I would do as the other poster suggested, cut off the heads...
08-04-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By sam floor

Get underlayment plywood (it is about 1/4"...

Get underlayment plywood (it is about 1/4" thick). Staple every 4-6" in the field. Every 2' on the edges. fill the cracks between. it will be fine installed over the old lino. . Then you can install...
08-03-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By sam floor

Can you access the floor from underneath? If so...

Can you access the floor from underneath? If so you can drive wedges between the joists and subfloor. If not, the studfinder should work. Just use small headed screws.
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Views: 559
Posted By sam floor

I would think that engineered over tile would be...

I would think that engineered over tile would be noisy too.
07-23-19, 04:30 PM
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Views: 727
Posted By sam floor

In time you will get bored with having the same...

In time you will get bored with having the same thing throughout the house.
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Views: 612
Posted By sam floor

Could they be air bubbles?

Could they be air bubbles?
07-16-19, 07:35 PM
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Views: 884
Posted By sam floor

Just use some double-faced tape.

Just use some double-faced tape.
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Views: 822
Posted By sam floor

What does the manufacturer tell you to use?

What does the manufacturer tell you to use?
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