Pleating Carpet

Discussion in 'Carpet Q&A' started by Karalover, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. Karalover

    Karalover Member

    This is what I'll ask for from all 3 installers, sorry for all those interested, but it looks like the pleats are history. I now just have to decide between cutting the corner and doing a full 90 deg on the middle pie which I think will use up a lot of carpet.

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  2. Tom Potter

    Tom Potter I Support TFP

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    If you want to go that route, consider not using a pre made runner. If you picked a nice carpet everything can be cut to the dimensions you want and have the reveal you want too. Also patterns will line up perfectly. There are plenty of carpets that fit the design you like.
    Could you make a runner work on your stairs, yes. But for all the hassle and still not having patterns lined up it's a better option to have one made for your.
    When i make custom runners i go to the customers house and make a template. Once the customer likes it i bring it back to my warehouse and pre cut and bind it. Then everything is ready to go. Picture is one i did a couple months ago. All templated from a piece of carpet & hand bound
     
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  3. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    See... Carpet Wizard!!
     
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  4. Karalover

    Karalover Member

    I know I'm making life difficult, but I want the Karastan Cambridge to match other rugs that I have
     
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  5. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Hence your title which I assumed was abbreviated for Karastan Lover.
     
  6. Karalover

    Karalover Member

    Exactly.
     
  7. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member

    Amazing work Olsonrug.com ....should we reach out and invite them to the forum.
     
  8. Karalover

    Karalover Member

    FYI folks. I've now had 3 companies come over and measure. It's been just over a week since the "pleating" guy came around and no quote yet. It's been 2 and 3 days since the other 2 companies measured up and they both propose doing the landing in the same was as the "pleating guy", but cutting the pies so the boarder and distance to the wall is the same on all the stairs. I'm waiting for quotes and will post for comment.
     
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  9. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    There is no name for pleat or pleating term in my floor covering dictionary so it must be a general name for what they want to do. I haven't ever folded a set but have added and seamed them to fit. Over the nose gets wide so a separate riser is what can be done.

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  10. Nate Hall

    Nate Hall Types With Elbows Senior Member Published

    If you had a runner with both ends capped with a border, you might have to hide the extra carpet somewhere in the flight of steps. Sometimrs you vet lucky with a match or mo key match but mostly, you don't.
    When "pleasing" a set of winders (pies) you have 3 layers of carpet crunched up under the nose, on the inside edge and 2 layers under the outside, in order to get the rug to corner properly. I have removed a few of these but I never saw the benefit. Except maybe to save on blades.
     
  11. Nate Hall

    Nate Hall Types With Elbows Senior Member Published

    Also those carpets were tacked with 18s. (Real long tacks)
     
  12. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    I still have a gallon can of 18's and another size.

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  13. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Man, you are old....:)
     
  14. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Yes I am, and I feel it . Been to the bone cracker 2 days in a row. Made me have tears and yell out loud yesterday. Today not so much. Frigging back. They wanted to do back surgery 25 years ago. Said no thanks.

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    Daris
     
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  15. Karalover

    Karalover Member

    FYI, I have 2 quotes....the pleating guy is yet to quote. All the companies are Karastan dealers. The carpet is around $40/LF I have 19 straight stairs, 9 pie stairs and 1 square landing. Both quotes are $5k.
     
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  16. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Yikes, I hope it’s beautifully nearly flawless.
     
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  17. Karalover

    Karalover Member

    It's about what I expected.......the cost of the runner is a bit over $3k and 9 pie stairs, a landing and Hollywood all add up
     
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  18. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Where are you when i need you!! Clients that understand quality commands compensation. Good for you!
     
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  19. Karalover

    Karalover Member

    Angie's list is a good place to see what other customers paid for similar jobs, so I was prepared.
     
  20. Karalover

    Karalover Member

    FYI I have another quote for $4k but the carpet would cut the corner on the pie stairs. I think I'll go with the $5k quote for the 2 flights of stairs, 3 sets of pies and an landing keeping the distance between the carpet and the wall constant. That quote also came with photos of an install they did with the same carpet, but in a broadloom version.

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