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Greetings, Chet

Posted by David on March 14th, 2003 08:37 PM
In reply to dave by chet on March 14th, 2003 01:31 PM [Go to top of thread]

No need to take the carpet in for a checkup; if you already have the carpet, just take a look at the backside. It should be either:

- a woven backing that looks similar to window screen, only with a looser weave.

- a sheet of fine, white spun material

-or it will have a backing that is a layer of foam rubber, usually black or almond in color.

If it's the first, a loosely woven backing, look to see if it's a black or white plastic-type of material, or does it look more like a natural hemp, rope-type product.

Next, look at the face of the carpet; is this a soft-finish yarn, or is it a stiffer, more "obviously plastic" material (high-gloss material similar to the common bright green Astroturf that was seen for many years on porches & patios).

Post back with what you find, and any information about the carpet you might have, especially if you recently bought it; your receipt may tell you something, such as "100% Olefin." Anything like this will help to identify it's composition & how it should be installed.

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