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This installment of How to Lay Carpet is a step by step guide to laying your carpet by Bunnings Warehouse. This easy to follow 'How To' video will help you learn how to lay any carpet. Welcome to the official Great Home Ideas channel, the destination for all your DIY, Food, Garden, Lifestyle and Pet needs. Here you'll find DIY Lifestyle Hacks, Home Makeover Tips, Quick And Easy DIY How To's, Gardening Tips and more. Welcome to the official Great Home Ideas channel, the destination for all your DIY, Food, Garden, Lifestyle and Pet needs. Here you'll find DIY Lifestyle Hacks, Home Makeover Tips, Quick And Easy DIY How To's, Gardening Tips and more.
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GhettoRanger (23 days ago)
An 8 year old girl could knee that kicker harder than you, mate.
sausage man (2 months ago)
When is it getting stretched? the next day.
drpepper03 (2 months ago)
ive seen videos where they say to start in the center of the longest wall. some say start at corners. where are you supposed to start?
Creek Tilghman (2 months ago)
Woodprix is nice for that.
Mark Alien (3 months ago)
If the room doesn't need to be perfect then this method would work just fine. This is a diy video and a power stretcher would be a rediculous purchase for a homeowner. Why waste so much money on a professional if this would work fine enough
Juan Mcguire (3 months ago)
This guy did not kick that carpet good for shit lmao !!?!
Sharon Dunn (3 months ago)
You mention to make sure the pile is going the right way, how do I know this. thanks
sausage man (3 months ago)
4:38 because we can't staple into the concrete.... But you have!! Lol
matt Hoffy (4 months ago)
Anyone who streches carpet in like this will highly regret it, I give it a month and the whole room will be an ocean with bubbles. As a carpet layer for over 10 years haha please take my advise and dont copy this hahha.
Sherryl Keith (6 months ago)
I made it by myself. I used wood prix woodworking plans for that.
Gingras Lacy (6 months ago)
I know you can get solutions for that on woodprix website.
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Shantay Madison (7 months ago)
I check a lot of woodworking handbooks. These one from woodprix are the best.
Laticia Cull (7 months ago)
I bought excellent handbook from woodprix website. Just google woodprix and start your journey to the better life
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RICH REVIEWS (7 months ago)
It’s called tackless or tack strip
Can't wait to do this! My carpet smells like toes
James Allan (9 months ago)
perfect, thank you! this helped me carpet my house.
Angelica Cushing (10 months ago)
Does it match the drapes though?
The Sporks of Destiny (1 year ago)
you can use a knee kicker but he kicks it like a baby
The Sporks of Destiny (1 year ago)
also using the wrong knife
Xion Nation (1 year ago)
Where do you buy the rug gripper or the smooth edge
Alberto Correa (1 year ago)
Aaaaaight mate wonderfull
W P (1 year ago)
Clarence boddikar. "Can you fly Bobby"
Marc Smot (1 year ago)
I think he's insecure about what his friends think of him 😂. Great video though thanks ❤️
Dave Wanker (1 year ago)
I can't understand a freaking word he is saying
L P (1 year ago)
Good job, mate. As for those saying he needs a strecher, yes the carpet will wear and eventually have wrinkles. HOWEVER by the time that happens (15-20 years down the road ) the room would be ready for a makeover.
Fern D (1 year ago)
Great video, thanks for posting a do-it-yourself project will save a homeowner $$$
Frank Burns (1 year ago)
Do you need to put down new padding every time you install new carpet?
joshua decker (1 year ago)
That stretch will not hold
Chris Murtagh (1 year ago)
You. Uh
Xiaofeng Li (1 year ago)
thanks for the video. Could you please provide the name of edge bar with the nails upright? and the installation layer? Thanks!
v8trauma (11 months ago)
Xiaofeng Li in the UK it's called gripper rod/bar and in the US its called tack bar. Amazon ship it in about 600mm /2ft lengths in a cardboard box. Alternatively the pros buy it in 3 and 2 M lengths.
Brad Moyle (1 year ago)
lets buy our carpet then measure to see how much we need.
Marc see (1 year ago)
Mate did the carpet had pockets? I just fight w one with heaps of bubly pockets that are impossible to stretch. Would the carpet be funny or old?
nestoavila (1 year ago)
thank you
oscar flores (1 year ago)
one of 👎worst ways to install carpet didn't even have the right tools this video is a joke
larry martinez (1 year ago)
his carpet will have wrinkle in no time ,this is not how you lay carpet.
Jorge408 (1 year ago)
doesnt matter if its a small or big room a carpet stretcher is always needed! But if you want to bust your knees use a kicker
TheDevilsDIVISION (1 year ago)
Perfect! Thank you for uploading this.
Matthew Marshall (1 year ago)
This just saved my @ss! I have a Belgian, and he ate all of the carpet in front of my door. The renters left some carpet behind. Looks solid!
Gabe (1 year ago)
Cloud Gang (1 year ago)
Excellent video, Thank you this helped a bunch.
Equaldust 493416 (1 year ago)
How do you get a nail in concrete?
JJ GUNNER 12 (1 year ago)
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azuza jones (1 year ago)
"Issa knife"
sterling silver (1 year ago)
nice n if the wall was a tan color it would be so much cuter
Tony Cox (1 year ago)
Jeez the comments below are hilarious, people ready to kill each other over how to lay carpet. Maybe its time to start Carpet Cage Fighting, you have try and lay carpet while at the same time trying to beat the shit out of the other carpet layer who uses a different technique to you.
Matthew Mayes (4 days ago)
Bruh im weak
Blair James (2 months ago)
No hand contact and the only weapon is the knee kicker.
rahultmnt (1 year ago)
im stoned... why am i watchin this
eric srisongkham (5 months ago)
rahultmnt me too lmao
Cuz your carpet looks like shit
Suzette Jean (1 year ago)
perfect Thanks
Paul Miller (1 year ago)
I wish he do a video on how to join seams and door ways
Christ Julius (1 year ago)
Great place to learn how to make it yourself much much cheaper. Just google for 'WoodPrix' website:)
wonderfultink (1 year ago)
Diana McCandless (1 year ago)
Great video. Gonna do this when the weather is good enough to put all my furniture outside!
nerd 101 (1 year ago)
TheAmysjoy2823 (1 year ago)
Yeah go along with a hammer and flatten all the gripper pins rendering the whole job useless !Where do they find these clowns.Also did you get the carpet stretcher out of a kids toy shop ?
Steve Martin (1 year ago)
sorry but after 35 years in the carpet business i've never seen a carpet stretched so badly... call a professional...!!
shams kamalkhel (1 year ago)
Great job
Formulaic One (1 year ago)
toOnybrain (1 year ago)
Thank you for this clear and thorough vid! I'm watching it a second time because I'm laying my own carpet today.
Adam Manzira (1 year ago)
nice 2 learn.
Dave Bolanz (1 year ago)
This is the most ridiculous and unprofessional way to install flooring! I've been doing brood loom for 26 years. We'd kick this guy down to the sweeper guy. Know what you're talking about before you post a video.
23-Infinity Music (1 year ago)
Dave Bolanz What's so bad about it? Nice and simple method. Not having a go just curious to hear your reasoning.
Kevin Sullwold (1 year ago)
Awesome instruction and description, thanks so much.
Zachary Thomas (1 year ago)
i wish this guy could do my carpet
Kenny Robinson (1 year ago)
I like how he mentions bragging to your friends about it several times lol
PBWillyWonka (2 years ago)
Great video!!!
Dae Dae (2 years ago)
Thanks for tips
Brian Keith (2 years ago)
I used to install hard wood floors and we always used ply wood for the sub floor ....I've never installed carpet but can you use plywood along with the ( carpet pad) when installing carpet?
Macgrower (2 years ago)
wow what a hack ...room is definitely gonna need a restretch in no time...this dude would never make it in a carpet one store
GhettoRanger (23 days ago)
Oh shut the fuck up.
lil cooley (27 days ago)
Lol fr that room is too big to just kick
Real life Terminator (1 year ago)
John Hope W8 so did this guy do a good job??In new to this
Jeffreys W (1 year ago)
This was a great video
A Fungus Among Us (2 years ago)
John Hope ~~ Which is worse, a carpet install video shit talking troll or a carpet install video shit talking anti-trolling racist troll? Either one sounds pretty fucking ridiculous. I sound ridiculous for even replying about it...
countryboy20781 (2 years ago)
this makes my head hurt. who the hell in their right mind would find this video satisfactory. thank Christ I learned this trade at a young age. send me a message after your rugs wrinkle up, I'll give you a hell of a deal un fucking up your floors. sweet Jesus these videos will be the death of nice looking floors
Jeffreys W (1 year ago)
This was a great video
Banzan Buddhist (2 years ago)
+countryboy20781 , im up for it, meet me, where are you based?
countryboy20781 (2 years ago)
Easy tough guy. I've seen how you kick in carpet, not sure youd be up for it fruit cake
Banzan Buddhist (2 years ago)
just wondering why do cowards like you comment on carpet videos, can you actually go up to someones face and say it? or are you born coward wankers keyboard warriors? just curious, secondly if you agree then meet me and tell me to my face.
Rich (2 years ago)
not a trade it's diy job... big difference
Cheeky Kent (2 years ago)
Fuckin aussies
Ana Menjivar (2 years ago)
awesome thank you!
jamiens55 (2 years ago)
If you think this is how to do flooring... Call professional help. I'm a certified flooring installer and doing that take you all day I get that in a hour. For one you cut carpet in the room, for second carpet needs a better stretching.
Jeffreys W (1 year ago)
This was a great video
Maurício Santos (2 years ago)
Nice video, good learning video.
Matthew Molina (2 years ago)
My girl need them knee pads
Joaquin gomez (1 month ago)
Don't forget the elbow pads.
C Shelling (4 months ago)
A Niche Journey damm you pretty women
A Niche Journey (1 year ago)
Matthew- Player stop 😭😭😭😂
Aaron Grant (2 years ago)
If this guy was the most qualified carpet installer they could find I would be very worried about getting any advice from them or follow their videos. The smooth edge was good, if not a little big, and with no explanation on what to do around doors etc. Also, if kicker is in you right hand, don't kick with your left...
CjR (2 years ago)
Tip 1: Always buy 1 piece of carpet which fits the entire room to begin with.
RyanODawG StanforD (2 years ago)
True fact bro
Tile Tom (2 years ago)
call me when you need a restretch. im expecting a call any second.
Banzan Buddhist (1 year ago)
Tile Tom (1 year ago)
John Hope. i been waiting all month to be destroyed by you sweetheart. what happened to you? you grounded or something sweetie? i dont think the world was ready for a woman as powerful as you anyway.
Tile Tom (2 years ago)
sure you would cup cake
Tile Tom (2 years ago)
enough already honey. meet yourself and kick your own ass. you deserve it fruity ass.
Banzan Buddhist (2 years ago)
+Tom Potter , meet me and say all this to my face, where are you based?
Carl Weiss (2 years ago)
you only stretched about 4 inches behind you, if there was a bubble 5 feet behind you it would still be there!
Garnett Johnson (2 years ago)
Really really good video. Thank you
Moetivation ! (2 years ago)
great video
kakaryansami (2 years ago)
very nice installation and explanation. looking forward to do my whole flat :-) Thanks
Rich (2 years ago)
Do the job yourself. carpet fitting is easy. forget ripoff trades men its an easy job. save money
Dylan H (2 years ago)
You obviously dont know shit.
Ertrinkt (2 years ago)
I can hire a person to do my carpet but I'm actually quite interested to do it myself.. So this video has really helped get some ideas and actually build up my confidence! Thank you for this clear, neat and tidy video!
Carolyn Lowery (1 year ago)
Out door capter
cDayz (1 year ago)
Ertrinkt Did you end up fitting the carpet yourself? If so how'd you get on with it?
Daniel Wilczyński (2 years ago)
Bob good job
Silvermeow (2 years ago)
you hit it three times must be a pro
Sebastian Vanderboon (2 years ago)
Oh good lord. As a professional Trade Certified Flooring installer for over 10 years, watching this video made me cringe. Sub par tutorial gives little information on the actual process and theory behind stretching carpet, force needed in order to obtain required tension, and process for successfully stretching out a room of carpet to avoid future rippling/ bubbling issues. Do yourself a favour and get a professional to install your carpet. 99% of retailers offer a warranty or guarantee against faulty installation.
fighnight88 (9 months ago)
Homer Thompson I slapped a carpet layer in the face once
Homer Thompson (1 year ago)
u aint shit bitch
Dylan H (2 years ago)
Maybe if you knew how hard of job flooring is you would understand why the price is high. good luck doing it yourself and having to re-stretch and it looking like shit. Call a professional if you want it done right.
kegelmetimbers (2 years ago)
+WILLIE WATKINS I hope you atleast rent a stretcher so you don't have to pay a pro to restretch it in 6 months
WILLIE WATKINS (2 years ago)
no...i think i will do it myself and save some money
Rana S (2 years ago)
Kicks like a pussy
Awoken Dread (2 years ago)
i normally dont comment on videos but someone who has done carpet and other flooring installs for almost 20years this is a complete joke on how do install carpet. you NEVER just use a knee kicker (only on steps or a small closet). you HAVE to use a power carpet stretcher or it will never hold us to daily use. it will wrinkle and will wear bad. it really is best to have someone do it that has experience and even some of them are a joke. you will get what you pay for. you wouldnt build your own house unless you know what you was doing.
Chan Cleveland (22 days ago)
kegelmetimbers (2 years ago)
+anthony ketcham he did alright with the pad and tack although he wasted alot of pad. The carpet install was a joke though.
themadplotter (3 years ago)
"A beautiful room... of carpet"
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j mcw (3 years ago)
Bloody amazing mate, absolute perfect delivery thank you so much!
Adarsh Exports (3 years ago)
I have go through whole video it is best.
Luke, I'm your father! (3 years ago)
So when do you use a stretcher to straightening out the carpet? I didn't see you do it
Double Gunns (3 years ago)
3:53... That's not a knife
mike travis (2 years ago)
+Double Gunns Croc Dundee......"Now that`s a Knife!"............
Badass Uchiha (3 years ago)
did ya put in NEW! Baseboard
Hale Bopp (3 years ago)
Re safety equipment, you've forgotten a crash helmet, fluro jacket and Geiger counter.
Jacob Lochrie (3 years ago)
Just a quick tip if your working on a wood surface it's better to staple the underlay in before you trim in to prevent shifting and UN-needed frustration
RememberToday4ever (3 years ago)
Thanks for creating and uploading this very helpful video !

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