Glue down tack strips on concrete
The Three Types of Carpet Installation
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The Three Types of Carpet Installation.
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Some foam-back carpets simply lie on the floor, but most standard jute-back carpets are laid over a separate pad and are stretched and attached to the floor along the perimeter. The key material for this traditional method is the carpet tack strip. Tack strips are lengths of wood, usually Douglas fir, about 4 feet long and 1 inch wide. They are covered with sharp tacks angled at a degree angle. When the tack strips are nailed, screwed, or glued to the subfloor with the tacks angled toward the wall, the tacks will grip the carpet backing and hold the carpet in place as it is installed.