Carpet can be installed in a variety of special circumstance areas such as on stairs or around brickwork. When installing carpet on stairs, you'll use tackless strips and staples to secure the carpet to the subfloor. For complete installation instructions and safety information, see the full Installing Carpet guide above. Install all quarter round to hide any gaps between the carpet and the wall base.
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Knowing the proper way to tuck carpet against new hardwood floors can make the difference from not only appearance but avoiding a trip hazard. If you've decided on keeping the existing carpet in some areas where it meets up with the wood floor, here are some pointers for you. First, when removing the old make sure both the carpet and carpet padding extend over the area where the two floor coverings will meet when you begin ripping up the old carpet. There's nothing worse than finding your rushed tear out job has the carpet a half inch short of the hardwood.
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In a perfect world, your flooring would be seamless from room to room. Your hardwood would flow continuously from living room to bedroom to kitchen to bathroom. In the real world of remodeled homes, you cannot help but transition from one flooring type to another, because different rooms need different types of flooring. For example, the Brazilian Cherry works great in the living room, but you must transition to porcelain in the bathroom due to moisture issues.
Choosing carpet as the flooring for your home offers some unique advantages over other materials. The selection of styles is practically endless. New technology makes carpet easier than ever to care for. And when it comes to comfort, carpet just feels better than stone, tile or hardwood. The choices have never been greater, and narrowing the selection can seem downright daunting.