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 The Carpet Installation Training Handbook
This is the complete carpet installation training handbook. It covers all of the beginner through advanced terms and technologies. This handbook walks you through all of the installation procedures step by step. The handbook includes: measuring for carp


This is the complete carpet installation training handbook. It covers all of the beginner through advanced terms and technologies. This handbook walks you through all of the installation procedures step by step. The handbook includes: measuring for carpet, stretch-in carpet procedures, hand sewing, glue down carpet, steps, non-stretchable carpets, carpeting around posts and over ledges, among other valuable information. The Carpet Installation Training Handbook is illustrated with action photographs of real installers working on real jobs, unlike other dull technical instruction books that leave you in a daze. It's written in plain English and packed with information. It is one of the best books on the subject.
 
I work for a property management firm. We just started doing out carpet in house. I searched for installation training as was unable to find any. I even went to many different flooring tool suppliers and I was still unable to come up with any references on the subject. This book is an invaluable training aid for new installers. A follow up video would be great.

The content within this book is excellent. It takes the mystery out of installing carpet. It's modern, being published in 2002, and the author really knows what he is talking about. It's designed as a training handbook for assistant installers, but it is a perfect resource for the do-it-yourselfer, as well.

The book opens with a section on professionalism, attire, cleanliness, and tattoo's. It's an awkward beginning for the do-it-yourselfer, but the message is well intended, and I found it humorous to read (I agree with the authors view about tattoo's). The organization of the book is somewhat unusual with a glossary being in the first section, but it actually makes good sense, since you will need to know the terms as baseline information to help you get started. I would suggest that the author move it to an appendix and and refer to it within the text.

  Date Published 9/15/2002

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