08:30AM | 02/20/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
77 lifetime posts
In our family room it is on a slab with ceramic tile. We would like to put wall to wall carpet/pad down however I am wondering if their is a way to attach the carpet so that it is tight without gluing down the tack strips around the edges like I am assuming is typically done. I dont want to get anything on the tile and possibly ruin it in case down the road we want to pull out the carpet and have tile again. Your thoughts would be appreciated.


02:16PM | 02/20/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
talk to a good carpet guy,you dont give the family room size,but concider not putting in tac-strip at all,if you get a good thick carpet you cant cut it flush to the wall,use a good double face tape,(no pad)to hold down the edges.
most installers would use commercial tac-strip,glued and nailed ,with the pad glued down, if you use liquid nails brand adhesive you could install the carpet the next day with out the nails,tell them to use the minimum amount of pad glue to hold down the pad, it wont be easy getting up the pad but it can be done. good luck


02:19PM | 02/20/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
opps ,you can cut it flush to the wall


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