Note: if you are following these instructions to install a carpet runner on your stairs, use only the piece of tackless at the back of the stair; do not install tack strips along the edges of the runner. One common method is to simply turn under the edges and tack them down to stairs. To avoid losing the manufacturer’s warranty. Love it or hate it, there are at least a few good reasons that homeowners choose carpeting today. Stretch the carpet taut from the hooked corner to the corner on the opposite end of the same wall using a power stretcher. Cut the tack strip to the proper length using the metal snips.
Step 9: staple carpet
Step 8: begin installation
Cut the protective bag on the carpet cushion down the middle and save both ends to use as garbage bags. Risers are generally no more than 7-3/4 inches tall. Gripper edge peel & stick is tack strip with an adhesive strip that sticks to cement, tile, hardwood, vinyl, etc.