To install Berber carpeting, you need enough carpeting and padding to cover the floor in the room, carpet tape, a knee kicker and a power stretcher. You can completely install Berber carpeting in a room in just a few short hours.
- Decide how to lay the carpeting
Plan how to lay the carpeting so that there are as few seams as possible. Try to have seams running the opposite direction as the windows to prevent the light that's shining in from highlighting the seams.
- Install the tack strips around the edges of the room
Install the tack strips around the edges of the room. Leave a 1/2-inch gap between the walls and the tack strip to allow for carpet stretch.
- Lay the padding
Install the padding inside the tack strips. Use carpet tape to seal the seams, and use a staple gun to adhere the padding to the floor.
- Cut the carpet to size
Cut the Berber carpet to fit perfectly over the tack strips all the way around the room. Match up patterns in the carpeting, and seal seams on the underside with carpet tape.
- Use the knee kicker and power stretcher to attach the carpet to the strips
Use the knee kicker and the power stretcher to pull the carpet tight and attach it to the tack strips. Pay close attention to the seams to be sure they stay closed.