Carpet replacing tips / suggestions??
My wife and I purchase a used 94' 30 ft Excella summer before last. Couple that owned it prior to us used it for lodging during summer road projects. To say that the interior was dirty is quite an understatement.We just sent the upholstery off for recovering and are thinking it might be nice to go ahead and replace the original carpeting while things are apart.
Our queery is, how in the world do you replace carpeting without raising (I realize that's impossible) the cabinetry? Up here in the colder temperatures, having the added warmth of carpet suits our purpose very well. Also, this is one more project she and I are sure we can do better (take the required time) than hiring someone who'll gouge up the wordwork and then look at you with an unintelligent glare.
Do you just take a box knife and try to cut to the surrounding cabinetry as close as possible? Also, what's the best padding to use on these? Have gone the wrong route with padding/carpet combos in our own home. Would much rather do it right the first time versus having something that won't last.
As always, whatever info any of you "experts" can share would be very much appreciated. Pat and Bev