How Do I Fit a Stair Carpet?

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To fit a carpet on the stairs, cut a gripper strip so that it can fit at the base of every riser and another to fit at the back of every tread. Next, you will need to cut a separate underlay piece to fit on every tread and begin laying the carpet from bottom to top. Then, use a broad bladed cold chisel to tightly push the carpet into the angle created by the gripper strips at every step. Finally, tack the carpet in place.
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To fit a stair carpet, you will first have to measure the stairs from the front to back of one step and then multiply by the number of stairs. Clean the area thoroughly making sure there is no adhesive and then put an underlay pad centrally on the first tread down from the top of the landing. Afterwards, fit a gripper and underlay pads to all the stairs except the bottom one. Lay the carpet from the bottom and have it run in the right direction for the pattern and pile. Lay the carpet from the bottom tread up and if you have a half landing treat each set of stairs as a new flight.
To fit a stair carpet, start by measuring from the front to the back of one step and multiply by the number of stairs. Remove the old carpet and any old adhesive and sweep the stairs thoroughly. Put an underlay pad on the first tread down from the top of the landing then place your gripper in the angle between the tread and later nail into place. Start laying the carpet at the bottom making sure you have the carpet running in the right direction. Once you reach up to your half landing, continue running the carpet to the back wall.
To fit stair carpet, force out tacks and nails from previous floor-coverings, and repair loose and risers. Next, cut a gripper strip to fit at the bottom of each riser and another to fit the back of each tread. Then, cut a separate piece of underlay to fit on each tread and start laying the carpet at the bottom of the stairs. By using a wide-bladed cold chisel, push the carpet tightly into the angle formed by the gripper strips at each step. Finally, when you reach the top of the stairs, take the carpet to the top of the last riser and trim it with a heavy-duty knife.
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