How to Lay Carpet Padding

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 How to Lay Carpet PADDING


 How to LAY Carpet UNDERLAY on wood floors

 

CARPET PADDING IS FAIRLY EASY TO Lay.

IT COMES READY TO ROLL OUT INTO YOUR ROOM.

 

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED:

 

  • Knee pads

  • Carpet knife or Stanley type razor knife

  • Hammer staple gun

  • Staples

  • Trash bag for scraps

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Most carpet pad comes in 6 ft. widths but some manufacturers carpet under layment pad comes in 4ft.widths an there are also metric sizes.

Decide which direction to run the pad by measuring the length and the width. I generally run the pad in the direction that is

easiest to roll out with the least amount of seams. Some installers run their pad the same way the carpet will roll out.

Once your ready to start, just make sure the floor is swept clean and is dry.

The tackless strip should already be installed.

Start you padding off with about a gap off the tackless strip on two walls and just roll it out to the opposing wall.

Cut the pad off the roll leaving a little excess to trim off.

Repeat this process butting the edges of the next run of pad together.

Once you have the padding in place, start stapling the padding to the floor starting with the first piece you put in place.

Remember to keep a 1/4 " - 1/2" gap off the tackless strip.

In areas where trimming is necessary, keep that same distance off the tack strip as noted above. Butt pad edges together and staple both sides in a zipper pattern stapling close to both edges.

 

How to install carpet padding on concrete floors.

 

Follow the directions above for installation of carpet padding on wood floors except use duct tape or masking tape. Tape the edges together by applying tape down the center of Any two pieces of pad. Secure the edges by applying strips of tape on the pad and on the tackless strip length wise.

 

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