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Old 06-25-2017, 01:31 PM
 
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I don't know if this is the right section or not, but its the closes. Where do people learn how to install carpet? I've always wondered about that. I guess that's a solely apprentice job, find somebody who installs carpet and learn under them.
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Old 06-25-2017, 03:04 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Carpet Installation University.
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Old 06-25-2017, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Sometimes home improvement stores like Home Depot or Lowe's will offer workshops in DIY projects.

I took one in installing tiles and it was very helpful.

You can try going to their websites and putting in your zipcode to find stores near you and then see what they offer in terms of these classes.

Sometimes community colleges will also offer classes in DIY projects.

There are books out there as well you can use.
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Old 06-25-2017, 06:31 PM
 
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Carpet Installation University.

That's cute Dave
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Sometimes home improvement stores like Home Depot or Lowe's will offer workshops in DIY projects.

I took one in installing tiles and it was very helpful.

You can try going to their websites and putting in your zipcode to find stores near you and then see what they offer in terms of these classes.

Sometimes community colleges will also offer classes in DIY projects.

There are books out there as well you can use.
I was actually talking about people who do it for a living
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:19 AM
 
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...I was actually talking about people who do it for a living

You might get more replies if you post this in the Work forum.
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:55 PM
 
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On the job.

Tough job. All day on your knees. Low pay.
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Old 06-27-2017, 05:01 PM
 
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On the job.

Tough job. All day on your knees. Low pay.
Didn't say i wanted to do it...I was always curious though.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I had someone in to stretch the carpet in a prior home and it was really nice to see how much pride they took in their work. They did the job and then checked it over and made adjustments as needed. As they were heading out, they noticed that the carpet on the stairs wasn't as secure as it should have been and they just pulled out their tools and fixed all of the treads, all the while clucking over what a bad job whoever had installed it initially (before I bought the place) had done.

It's not the highest skilled job out there, but I was still really impressed by how much pride they took in doing a good job at it. But that doesn't really answer how they learned - I assume on the job training and a willingness to take on some physically hard labor.
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Most of the installers that did my carpet installs were Persian- go figure! (...and I'm in the state that's called the "Carpet Capital of the World") One of my favorite crews was a family; father and two sons. Suffice it to say- "on-the-job-training" would be the correct answer.
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Youtube?

I swear, the person or people who laid the carpet in the house I bought were newbies. They even used nails in spots, so I had to patch and re-finish portions of my oak floor.

Idiots.
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