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AmatureRestorer

04:52AM | 04/07/03
Member Since: 04/06/03
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We are getting ready to take our carpet up and restore the hardwood floor underneath. Can anyone tell me what will happen when we take the carpet tacking up? Will there be holes in the hardwood floor? Is so, how do we fix the holes? Thanks.

workerb

06:16AM | 04/09/03
Member Since: 04/08/03
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I just ripped up the carpeting in my house on Sunday, not knowing what I would find, and was pleasantly surprised by great looking hardwood floors.

The carpet is attached around the perimeter by small stips of wood with small metal spikes that hold the carpet like velcro, I guess. It was also stapled around the edge and through the middle. It was glued in a few places too, but that seems to rub off easily. Just go for it, using a good pry bar for the wood strips, sometthing to pull up the staples and nails, and some pliers for the stubborn staples.

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