I have a concrete floor in my basement. I have indoor outdoor carpet that I want to install over the concrete by myself . I need info on hoe to seam it and attach it to the perimeter of the walls. I am not putting down padding I was told it was not needed and the basement will be used for a future retail business. Also do I have to rent a stretcher, and a seaming machine. Thank you!
Chet, depending on the type of indoor/outdoor you have, you wouldn’t necessarily seam with heat tape, nor would you stretch it in; many of these floor coverings would be glued direct. Also, if you are not using a pad, you do not stretch in a carpet; it would be glued down.
Post back with some further detail on the carpeting for the appropriate installation/seaming methods; particularly whether the backing is a woven, scrim, or other type, and the type of surface yarn.