Use a hacksaw with a metal cutting blade to cut a metal strip or use a handsaw to cut a wooden one. Each strip has predrilled holes in it. Take the position of tho holes into consideration as you cut. You may need to cut some material from both ends of the carpet seam binder.
Carpet is much easier to cut from the back than from the front. Use a sharp new blade in your utility knife and be careful not to slice into baseboard or walls. Keep pulling back the carpet and slicing it into strips.
Start with a sharp knife. This will be the most important (and possibly the only) tool you'll need to cut carpet. A standard utility knife is preferable, though something like an X-Acto knife or razor can also do the trick. Whatever you use, make sure the edge is nice and sharp.
For tack strip-free installation, use an industrial carpet adhesive called carpet seam epoxy. Its ultra viscous synthetic latex resins make great replacements to tackless strips. You can use epoxy on wood and concrete. It doubles as a seam adhesive to stop the edges of the carpet from getting frayed.
The best way to get a good angled cut with a circular saw is first to make sure its depth is set correctly, its best to use a saw that can be angled to 45/90-degrees. For accurate results use a speed square against the beading and draw with a pencil as a guide for a 45-degree angle.
A fast and safe tool that cuts scotia trims and mouldings for the perfect fit in your home. With attached mitre guide, pre-notched at 45, 60, 75, 90, 105 and 120° for quick, accurate angle cuts. Ergonomic handles with soft grip for user comfort.
Scotia is a decorative moulding used to cover the gap without removing the skirting. Scotia is fixed to the skirting board and over the top of the flooring around the perimeter of the wall. Scotia is of a concave design.
Reducer moldings are used when two floors of slightly different thicknesses come together, such as a laminate floor and a wood, vinyl, ceramic or low-pile carpet floor. ... Baseboard and quarter-round moldings are usually used in combination with each other to create the finishing touch around the perimeter of the room.
So, you'll want to make sure that your transition from one floor to another is set right in the middle between the door. All you'll do is simply change the boards in the middle of the doorway and continue your installation with the other flooring in the other room.
Adding Hot Glue Place a 1/8-inch bead of hot glue between the edge of the carpet and the raised part of the binding. Use a scrap of 2-by-4 wood to press the binding into the carpet until the glue cools. Work your way around the carpet with the glue until your carpet edges are completely bound.