Michael Hetts is a CFI Certified Master Installer who has worked in the carpet installation field since 1970. He is currently an independent manufacturers representative for Sinclair Equipment, Contec North America, Seam Master Industries and the Carpet Badger.
Okay, this month’s topic is everybody’s favorite job. Well, I guess not everybody’s. Actually, probably not anyone’s favorite job, unless you are a masochist. Yes sir, pulling up direct-glue carpet. (Photo 1) Yuck.
It’s first thing in the morning, coffee still working its way through your system; the roll for today’s job is dropped on the floor. The paperwork tells you it’s a large basement, 30’ x 44’, 160 square yards with the stairs.
Last issue the topic was end capping oriental runners, particularly machine made, to make area rugs. As I thought about it afterwards it seemed that the logical followup should be dealing with the turn at the landing when installing those same runners on stairs.