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    laying a carpet tips on a laminated floor? [Merged]

    This is a discussion on laying a carpet tips on a laminated floor? [Merged] within the Everyday Life forums, part of the Community channel category; so in theory i could use nails in a board/carpet grippers and adust it for my knee...

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      Re: alternative to a carpet stretcher

      so in theory i could use nails in a board/carpet grippers and adust it for my knee


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      tips on how to successfully lay a carpet

      yes please, not sure of the situation on concrete floor or laminate yet so can i have some tips for normal situations

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      Re: alternative to a carpet stretcher

      How tight is the carpet (how long do you need to stretch it )
      Because you can use your knee. Stretcher is called a kicker which you kick from the knee towards the wall. How long do you need to stretch the carpet that is the main question

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      i dont know, it s 15ft x 15ft and it will fit but a carpetstretcher stretched the carpet over a gripper to make it tight and secure, the carpet should be a medium no felt back carpet , (everything on a 200 quid budget)

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      Re: alternative to a carpet stretcher

      You can use brown paper to kneel on and use knees to move carpet towards the the wall
      Left knee right knee or if you prefer right knee left knee in a kicking motion with the knee when you get to the wall tap the gripper area with a hammer so it grips once you have done one wall do same to opposite then do exactly the same on the other to walls or if you have done a good job on the first two walls just tap with a hammer on to the gripper and you will find carpet will not move for any other information or any problems let me know.
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      Re: alternative to a carpet stretcher

      yes, one more, when laying the carpet, i was told buy mam just piece a bit in, i am a perfectionist , do you think you are , and do you think the best glue in the UNIVERSE (made in uk) called hard as nails will hold the carpet grippers?

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      Re: alternative to a carpet stretcher

      OK just ask your mam or dad they should know I think I must be sitting in Cloud cookoo land
      Alternative to carpet stretch is a Kicker

      if this helped I do not know how

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      i not sure :lol:

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      Re: alternative to a carpet stretcher

      I know you are trying to do it on a budget, but nails on a bit of would just ain't going to do the job, you will end tearing the carpet or at least put holes in it.

      As you are not going to lift the laminate floor you will need to screw the gripper down, adhesive will not do the job if you are stretching the carpet.

      I think you best way is to unroll the carpet in the room, cut it so you are 2" to 3" oversize and leave it to lay for a day or two if you can this will give the carpet time to settle a bit and will make it easier to fit as it is quite a big room.

      Make sure you have plenty are sharp blades for cutting and replace them often.

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      re: laying a carpet tips on a laminated floor? [Merged]

      Well this all seems to be going into one thread lol.

      The skirting should normally be on top of a laminate floor to hide the gap but anyway, your problem is that you are renting, that aside now we now the sub floor is concrete that helps. I would still lift the floor, because unless you have a large gap between the doors and floor you are going to have to trim the doors so they open.

      You should be able to lift the floor without having to remove the skirting if your landlady say's it ok.

      one thing are you using underlay under the carpet or just putting the carpet straight on top of the laminate floor. If you are not using underlay then don't use gripper just use a good quality carpet spray adhesive to lay the carpet. Do as I said on the carpet stretcher thread and over cut the carpet by a few inches and leave it to settle for a day or so.

      This will allow the carpet to move with laminate floor without bunching up.

     

     
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