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Posted by David on April 9th, 2003 08:35 PM
In reply to Laying Carpet on Stairs by Robert on April 9th, 2003 08:05 PM [Go to top of thread]

1 of 1 people found this post helpful get stair carpeting to stay on the tackstrip is to have the carpet installed by a pro.

No offense, Robert, but this is not an area to be carpeting yourself without the proper knowledge & tools. Flat on the floor is one thing; stairs are another; carpeting improperly installed on stairs is an invitation to injuries or lawsuits.

The carpet needs to be stretched onto the tackstrip, requiring a knee-kicker. I'd not advise you trying to learn to use one of these on a stairway, either; it's easy to cause permanent knee injury attempting to use one without guidance.

If you're installing carpet on your stairs with tackstrip & pad, it's got to be stretched, and stretched properly, to not be a danger. Please have this done by someone with experience.

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