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What do you need to know to fit the carpet gripper?

Most of DIY customers and carpet fitters are facing one question before they even start fitting the carpet. ‘What carpet gripper shall I choose and how to fit it?’ As a carpet gripper manufacturer, we would like to share some techniques and tips to help make the right choice.
What you'll need

  1. Carpet gripper or some loose cut pieces
  2. Tape measure, ideally steel ruler
  3. A regular saw will be needed for wood.
  4. Pencil or felt marking pen
  5. Hammer
  6. Nails-wood nails for wooden floor, concrete nails for concrete slab or dual-purpose nails
  7. Carpet seaming sealer glue
  8. Carpet knife
  9. Carpet spreader
  10. Carpet tucker
  11. Safety glasses, other safety gears

Step 1: Take a Measurement as Accurate as Possible
In order to ensure the accuracy of your cut, you should take each measurement at least twice. Measure the location where your carpet gripper will be located. If the location is wide, you should have someone help you in order to ensure complete accuracy. When measuring the carpet gripper, make sure you make your cut marks on the bottom side to avoid any misread.

Step 2: Cut the Carpet Gripper
Using the regular saw, make a very small mark in the underside of the carpet gripper where your mark is. Set the carpet gripper across the area being spanned and compare the location of your saw mark with that location. Adjust the location of your mark as necessary and make your cut very carefully so as not to split or otherwise damage your carpet gripper.

Step 3: Secure Carpet Gripper to Floor
Place the carpet gripper so that it sits on the floor against the material. Use either wood, concrete or dual purpose nails to secure it to the floor. You should use one nail for every four to eight inches. Make sure the angled pins are pointed back towards the carpets so they will grip the carpet.

Step 4: Stretch and Cut the Carpet
Use the carpet knee kicker to stretch the carpet up to where the position is being used. Fold the carpet back upon itself so that it is flush with the edge of the carpet gripper against the other flooring material. Using the carpet knife, cut the carpet one quarter of an inch from the edge of the carpet gripper.

Step 5: Lay Carpet in Carpet Gripper
Remove the cut off piece of carpet. Pull the edge of the carpet away from the carpet gripper. Apply a small bead of carpet seam sealer against the edge of the carpet gripper. Fold the leading edge of the carpet into the carpet gripper and push the carpet into the gripper securely. Use a carpet tucker to make sure the carpet is properly tucked into the carpet gripper. Once the carpet is completely tucked, remove the spreader and clean up your tools.


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