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The Torch Brothers share how to seam carpet


Attempting to install your own carpeting can be a daunting task. Many people try it only to abandon the idea mid stream and call a professional.

Just in case you have the inclination the video here above shows some great tips on how to seam carpet should you feel daring enough to attempt this flooring installation.

For another perspective ┬áthat may be useful to you ┬ásome bullet points can be found also below. According to the folks at This old House, the steps below should be followed should you wish to seam your own carpet…


1 Remove old carpet and padding from room; vacuum the subfloor clean.
2 Nail down an extra tack strip alongside the original tack strips.
3 Spread padding adhesive onto floor along the walls and at all seams.
4 Set padding down on subfloor and secure seams with duct tape.
5 Roll carpeting across the room.
6 Cut carpeting to fit around wall corners.
7 When seaming two pieces of carpeting, use a cushion-back cutter to trim the carpeting edges.
8 Apply latex seam sealer to carpet edges, let dry.
9 Align the seams between carpeting pieces, then slip piece of seam tape underneath.
10 Activate the adhesive tape with a seaming iron.
11 Use knee kicker to hook edge of carpeting onto the tack strips.
12 Force carpeting down onto tack strip with stair chisel.
13 Trim excess carpeting along wall with double-blade wall trimmer.
14 Use knee kicker and stair chisel to force rough-cut carpet edge into space between tack strip and base board.
15 Employ a power stretcher to pull carpet tight across floor; stretch carpeting toward each wall.
16 Secure the carpeting at doorways with transition molding.


Mohawk has been producing carpet for about as long as any manufacturer in existence. They offer an experienced perspective on how to seam carpeting. For additional Info on how you might try to install your own carpeting, you can see what Mohawk has to say on the subject.