The proper stretching technique for a carpet installation involves lining up the edge of the carpet so it has a bit of overlap against the baseboard, then using a kicker and a spreader to push it into the tack strip. Stretch your handyman skills with the aid of this free video on carpet cleaning and installation.
Hi, I'm Robert Slick from Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm with A-1 Carpet Man and I'm going to show you how to install your carpet with a knee kicker. After you get your carpet all seamed up you put it up against the wall, make sure you have a little bit of carpet overlap on top of your baseboard and take the kicker, put it about an inch away from the wall and kick it into the tack strip and that will grab the carpet for you. Use one of these, it's called the spreader, that way it ensures it will keep that onto the tack. I'm Robert Slick, and I just showed you how to install carpet with a knee kicker.
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