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carpet seams

Posted by rick on August 27th, 2001 06:36 PM
In reply to seaming carpet by Teri Frazier on August 27th, 2001 06:25 PM [Go to top of thread]

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Makining a quality seam in a carpet is something that takes practice. I'd sugesst hiring an installer. It doesn't cost that much compared to the cost of the carpet. You'll see that seam forever if it's bad. Is it worth it?
Anyway, turn the carpet over and chalk line about an inch in from the edge. Then cut it with a razor knife and straight edge. Be sure not to go too deep with the knife because you don't want to cut off the tips of the yarn underneath. If you cut the tips, it will look like a valley at the seam.
When you have both peices cut and placed together, lay hot melt seam tape under it, place your carpet seam iron onthe tape and move it slowly as it melts the tape, carefully placing the carpet together behind the iron.
Also be sure to lay both peices of carpet together with the knap laying in the same direction. Failure to do this will result in color difference and it will also look like a "part" in someones hair.
My advice is to hire a pro.
Good luck!

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