Tackless strips were nailed around the perimeter of the room. I'm not sure
why they're called tackless because they had tacks poking up through the
bottom to secure the carpet.
|The carpet pad was cut and pieced to fit inside the tackless strips.|
|Those pieces were secured together with duct tape.|
|The padding was rolled back to apply double sided tape to the floor. I'm|
glad we did this because it kept the padding from sliding around when we
wrestled the carpet into the room.
|The carpeting was laid out.|
This is one of the two tools we rented, a knee kicker. It's used to scooch the
carpet over the tacks on the tackless strip. The hammer was used to press
the carpet securely onto the tacks, i.e the tackless strip tacks.
A carpet stretcher was the other rental. It, of course, stretches out the
wrinkles in the carpet when securing it on the opposite wall.
The excess was trimmed off with a carpet knife and a stair tool was used
to tuck the edges of the carpet under.
|And there you have it!|
Still to install are the thresholds and the bedroom door. Not sure when we'll get to that but then I can show you my before and after shots.
Bedroom Remodel: Floor Done at Last! © June 2014