Worst experience ever with Lowes and the carpet installers they contract to do the work. First, we had to fight for my husbands veterans discount at the store as they tried to deny it to us twice even though he is in their system. Then they ripped out all of our carpet and the new carpet was damaged. Why they did not know this before leaving our house looking like a construction zone I do not know. This left us with just padding and tack strip nails everywhere for 3 weeks with a small child and dog in the home.
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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. 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. Carpet tack strips are narrow lengths of wood, usually Douglas fir, that are used to keeping wall-to-wall carpet in place.
Fitted carpet , also wall-to-wall carpet , is a carpet intended to cover a floor entirely. Carpet over 4 meters in length is usually installed with the use of a power-stretcher tubed or tubeless. Fitted carpets were originally woven to the dimensions of the specific area they were covering. They were later made in smaller strips, around the time stair carpet became popular, and woven at the site of the job by the carpet fitter. These carpets were then held in place with individually nailed tacks driven through the carpet around the perimeter and occasionally small rings in the carpet which were folded over.