Measure the longest walls in your room. Multiply the length and width, and divide by 9 to determine the square yardage. Add 10 percent to allow for errors, irregularities and pattern matching. Make sure the surface to be carpeted is smooth and clean.
Removing tackless carpet strips from your floor
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What Is a Carpet Tack Strip?
Tackless strip is just tackstrip, right? Tackstrip has a very important role in the installation of carpet in many applications. Following is an explanation of the types of tackstrip, its various uses, and tips to remember when selecting and installing tackstrip. They each have an important role to play in the installation of carpet. Until tackstrip was developed in the s, most residential floors were made of hardwood.
It is called tackless strip to give you a false sense of security! No, really, it is called tackless because in most situations it eliminates the need for using carpet tacks to hold the carpet in place, giving you a "tackless" installation. For those of you looking "over our shoulders", a tackless strip is a thin strip of plywood use to hold carpet tight around the edges of a room or, in some instances, across doorways and around other types of flooring, such as wood or tile.