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Use a carpet knife to cut a carpet smoothly and get the edges you desire without damaging adjacent surfaces. You must mark the cut line, make the cut and trim the carpet. You also need a wall trimmer and a stair tool.


According to FamilyHandyman.com, the best way to cut carpet is to pull about a 3-foot strip off of the floor, fold this section over the carpet that is still secured to the floor and cut the carpet from the back. The best knife to used for this is a sharp utility knife. Be careful not to cut the bas


One good way to remove carpet is to fold the carpet over itself and then cut it into strips. Another way to remove carpet is to simply pull the carpet up from the floor with pliers or by hand.


To install a carpet, lay down tackless strips and underpads, measure the room, cut the seams, and lay down the new carpet with a knee kicker, carpet stretcher and a stair tool. You need a stapler, duct tape, hammer, chalk line, measuring tape, strip cutter, seam iron, wall trimmer and a rolling pin


There are various ways of cleaning a carpet depending on the type of carpet, the stain involved and equipment needed in the cleaning. Regular carpet cleaning makes subsequent cleaning easier. Vacuum the carpet once a week, especially in dirt-prone areas.


Fabrica is a top carpet brand, according to Georgetown Carpet. This luxury brand features fine wool and nylon residential carpets. Fabrica also manufactures area rugs.


Mohawk, Shaw Floors and Godfrey Hirst Carpet are all good carpet manufacturers, according to AreaFloorsOnline.com. Mohawk's SmartStrand carpet line, Shaw Floors' Anso Nylon carpet line and Godfrey Hirst Carpet's Easy Living @ Home carpet line offer a good mix of high durability and easy maintenance


Some popular carpet manufacturers include Mannington, Mohawk, Beaulieu of America, Gulistan, Karastan and Shaw, note Consumer Reports and Floor Covering News. Carpet retail stores can be found online at the World Floor Covering Association's website, WFCA.org. In order to locate a retailer of a spec


To repair a carpet, remove the damaged area with a circular carpet cutting tool, and install the new piece with an adhesive disk and carpet seam sealer. Hide the seams of the patch with a star-wheel carpet roller.


The size of a roll of carpet varies according to its availability, with the most common length being 12 feet. Standard lengths of carpet rolls also include 15 feet and 13 1/2 feet.