Carpets are without a doubt one of the greatest inventions in human history. While at first they were synonymous with the social elite, carpets quickly found their way into the homes of regular folk, and today they are an indispensable part of a cozy, comfy and stylish home.
After modern carpeting techniques were developed we wasted no time in finding applications for them, and the stairs in our homes quickly became obvious targets; with padded stairs people are far less likely to fall and hurt themselves.
While it is true that you can always pay someone to do the installation, why part with money you can keep in your pocket? This kind of project is quite doable on your own, and here’s a quick guide on how to carpet stairs properly and efficiently.
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Before starting off the actual project you’ll want to make sure you have everything you need on hand. As far as tools go, you’ll only need a tape measure, carpet knife, straightedge, hammer stapler, knee kicker, awl, stair tool, wall trimmer and a good vacuum cleaner for stairs.
Regarding construction materials, you’ll obviously need the carpet itself, some tackless strips, hot melt seaming tape, a seam sealer and a pad. Time-wise, you should prepare to dedicate between 20 and 30 minutes per square yard of carpeting, depending on your skills and experience in this domain.
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Assuming you completed all the initial preparations, the time has come to actually start the project:
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This post was last updated on September 20th, 2018 at 01:21 pm
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