Forum Title: Methods of double-stick carpet installation
This conversation brings up a good point !----- I think double stick padding Manufacturers ( Treadmore + Shaw to name a few) Could make their thicker optioned paddings exactly 1/4 '' thick AND ----This would allow contractors like Hoss and others to specify their products for Tackless installations also, with-out having the picture frame effect. Also ! I believe their are many occasions, on double stick jobs, that the use of tackless is necessary, as a matter of fact, I believe I read somewhere that the use of tackless is actually required for double stick, is that still the case ? Who, out their can shed some light, and if true, why isn't the pad 1/4'' thick in the first place ? :help: ~Mike
Category: Carpet Post By: DORA DAWSON (Reading, PA), 02/02/2019

mike sliwinski said: ? This conversation brings up a good point !----- I think double stick padding Manufacturers ( Treadmore + Shaw to name a few) Could make their thicker optioned paddings exactly 1/4 '' thick AND ----This would allow contractors like Hoss and others to specify their products for Tackless installations also, with-out having the picture frame effect. Also ! I believe their are many occasions, on double stick jobs, that the use of tackless is necessary, as a matter of fact, I believe I read somewhere that the use of tackless is actually required for double stick, is that still the case ? Who, out their can shed some light, and if true, why isn't the pad 1/4'' thick in the first place ? :help: ~MikeClick to expand... See, this is where I'm confused - have done numerous double-sticks, but never stretched on tackless. Why would that be necessary if the carpet is held firm on the top of a pad by adhesive? How in the world could you even stretch something that is already stuck fast to a pad? Tia

- ROBERT WILLIAMS (Brentwood, CA), 05/03/2019

mike sliwinski said: ? This conversation brings up a good point...Click to expand... And a new topic. I moved your post and FlooringGirl's reply to a new topic about double-stick. Jim

- NINA HARDY (San Diego, CA), 05/01/2019

FlooringGirl said: ? See, this is where I'm confused - have done numerous double-sticks, but never stretched on tackless. Why would that be necessary if the carpet is held firm on the top of a pad by adhesive? How in the world could you even stretch something that is already stuck fast to a pad? TiaClick to expand... Hi Tia, Yes, it's difficult to stretch over adhesive and sometimes impossible, especially when it's flashed off, but that's not the purpose for the tackless. For double stick, the purpose of tackless, lets say, at ceramic or wood baseboards, is for the look! and sturdiness! that you get from a tucked carpet into a gully. A double stick finish, alone, can be a challenge at these areas, Unless ! you cut the padding short and create your own quazeye gully area, not the same , but a good compromise, especially if the picture frame effect is high and tackless is no option. ---- Discernment, discernment It's been many years since my last double stick, but I bet ya, that most installers leave the existing tackless when going from tackless job to dblstk, usually the picture frame effect isn't harmful enough for the removal of tackless. As a side note, I can picture myself wanting to place some stretch onto the tackless, even on double stick method, in order to get pin penetration. This helps level the carpet with the pad. Overkill ! :help: ~Mike

- ENRIQUE MCGEE (Harlingen, TX), 04/24/2019

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