You can buy a tack strip
made specifically for concrete, but it's always hit-or-miss whether the nails in the strip will penetrate.
"Ironically, the loudest part of the interior construction has been installing the carpet tack strip
to the concrete," she says.
Use four nails to fasten each shingle--spaced 1 inch in at each end and one at each shingle notch placed slightly above the black asphalt tack strip
It has extruded prototype carpet tack strip
from recycle, which cuts easily and performs as well as traditional wood strip.
Operate the power stretcher with the lever and capture the excess carpet in the tack strip
as you stretch.
In the interior, the model had scuffed walls and a carpet that needed to be stretched and reattached to the tack strip
. Even if cash is tight, curb appeal cannot be neglected.
First, go to the corner nearest the wet area, grab the carpet with pliers and pull the carpet off the tack strip
. Continue pulling the carpet off the tack strip
by hand until you can fold back the entire wet section.
In the interior, the model had scuffed wails and a carpet that needed to be stretched and reattached to the tack strip
Slip on a pair of gloves to protect your knuckles from the abrasive carpet backing and the needle-sharp tack strip
. There's a lot of dust trapped inside old carpet.
The first is to pull the carpet free of the tack strip
, cut out a strip of padding where the front corners of the bookcase will sit, and replace the padding with a strip of wood that's the same thickness as the tack strip
, usually 1/4 to 3/8 in.
The PMP should be sure to pull back the edges of the carpet, inspect the area and lightly treat between the tack strip
and the wall if bedbugs are present.
On carpeted floors, this may mean shimming up the front edge of the bookcase to compensate for the carpet tack strip
along the back edge.