Can I pull up carpet and change the padding, then put the old carpet back? If so, could I do this myself?
Sure. . .you may want to go to: DIY.com (do it yourself)
or get a 'Home Time' video, or go to the Home Depot for one of their little 'hour seminar's' for some help.
It can be done, but you should have professional help. Carpet installers have these long stretchers that pull the carpet tight. If you don't use them, your carpet won't lie smooth.
Yes, you can. And, it's fairly easy. Rent a kicker from someplace like Lowe's. You will need that to stretch and reattach the carpet. Cutting it to size is the hard part, and that's already done for you.
Yes you can, you just need to rent the carpet stretcher. Since the carpet is cut to feet and prestretched, you won't break your knee caps booting it.
It most certainly can be done...Just rent a kicker , pull your carpet back in sections while you take out old pad and put in new pad and keep doing this through out house. If your knee gets sore from kicking take a little break, don't give up. Oh, you may want to get a tucker so you can tuck the edges back behind the tackstrips.
Yes you can i have done it,, just be careful not to slice the carpet and remove old taks careful too not to rip carpet, scrape the floor before putting down the new padding...
If you have wood floors then the padding is going to be stapled into the wood and when you remove the padding you will have to remove the old staples or they can cause little humps in the carpet and stick you through the carpet.
If you have concrete floors the pad will be glued to the floor and the seams will be taped with pad tape. Some of the pad will be stuck to the glue and will have to be scraped off or you will have humps.
You will need a carpet stretcher(main rooms), knee kicker(stairs,closets and halls) stair tool(for tucking the carpet at the baseboards, carpet knife(to cut the excess carpet after it is stretched. Do not use a knee kicker to kick it all in because it won't get it as tight as a stretcher will. Also if you are not familiar with the use of the tools you can end up with puckers in the carpet.
I suggest finding someone to do it for you.
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