Use the knee kicker to tap the straight edge of your carpet onto the smooth edge. When using the knee kicker, centre your shoulder above your hand to give you maximum impact. This also ensures you don’t slip and pull your carpet out. Use the carpet tucker to push the carpet further onto the smooth edge.
Attach the carpet about a quarter of the way across the room. Then go to the same point on the opposite side of the room and work your way towards the corner to stretch the carpet across.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.