Installing Carpet Padding

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Carpet installations often require an underlayment of carpet padding for extra comfort. Understand the steps to laying down carpet padding underneath new carpet with help from a carpet installer in this free video on flooring options.

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Hi, I'm Anthony. I'm from Carpet Hut. Today, I'm here to show you how to install a carpet padding. Okay now, in order to install a carpet padding, you'll need the following. You'll need a pad stapler; you'll need a razor knife. You'll need pad tape and you'll need pad staples; sometimes glue, but, that's only on a concrete floor and we're not doing that now. And this is your first step. First thing you do is roll out this pad up. Do what you need to do as, make sure that your pad is only eighth of an inch, close to that tack strip. Buffing it over to the side here to make it come closer to the tack strip. It can be done with your feet, just like this. After you have your first piece of pad roll out, make sure that all your second pieces and the pieces following are all flush at your seams. This is a second step in installing your pad. You'll need your pad stapler; you might even use some tape, that's up to you. Bringing your pad together at the seams is the way you do this. You want to bring your pad together at every seam with the tape or with the stapler. This is step three of installing your pad. You want to take your knife and get your knife close to the baseboard, actually staying with the tack strip, I mean outside and pull your knife through, keeping your knife along the tack strip so the pad stays right to it. And that's how you install carpet padding.

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