02:42AM | 03/20/03
Member Since: 03/04/03
44 lifetime posts
I need to lay down my ripped up carpet. Where can i get good tack stripping for laying carpet on cement???

I had a french drain put in and had to rip up the carpet along two walls so my old tacking strip was destroyed.

Also what is the best way to fasten the tack stripping down to the newly layed cement (after it cures of course) Before i had vinyl tiles but they had to be removed.




05:56PM | 03/20/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
any carpet store will have concrete tac strip,i would try this,call a few of the "mom & pop" stores(smaller stores) and ask if they let there installers do side job's, D.I.Y. is not a good way to go on carpet,if you pay a good installer direct(cash) you will get the job done right and cheap.but if you want to do it yourself,get enough concrete or commercial concrete tac strip to do the job.nail the tac strip down,(the concrete nails are on the tac strip) use a "kicker" to push the carpet over the tac strip .good luck
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