Project Guide

Removing Old Carpet

1
REMOVE THE CARPET WITH TACKLESS STRIPS
Remove carpet tack - Removing Old Carpet
  • Slide a flat pry bar under one edge of the carpet and pry up several tacks at a time. 
  • Proceed until all tacks are removed.
2
REMOVE CARPET INSTALLED WITH CARPET TACKS
Remove carpet installed - Removing Old Carpet
  • Remove the shoe mouldings or other edgings and cut the carpet into manageable strips with a utility knife. 
  • Pry up on the carpet corner and pull it free from the strip along both walls. Repeat the process until the entire carpet is free.
3
SAVE THE CARPET (OPTIONAL)
Save the carpet (optional) - Removing Old Carpet
  • If you want to save the carpet for scraps, release one corner and work your way along the wall. 
  • Once the carpet is free, simply roll it up and remove it from the room.