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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Caulk gun
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Knee pads
  • Stapler
  • Pliers
  • Pry bar
  • Putty knife
  • Rubber mallet
  • Utility knife

You'll also need a carpet knife, scissors, a carpet tractor, a floor scraper, a fan, a knee kicker and leather gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Replacement carpet
  • Carpet pad
  • Carpet tape
  • Carpet pad adhesive
  • Construction adhesive
  • 1-1/2-in. ring shank nails