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Old 11-07-2015, 08:29 AM   #1
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Replacing carpet with Allure questions

For those of you who have replaced your carpeting with Allure (not Ultra), what did you use to make cuts around areas like the doghouse or an angle within a flooring strip? I am thinking something like tin snips but not sure if that'll be best. I think I'm okay with making straight cuts with a razor knife.

I have also decided to remove the built-in dinette and thereby taking out the structure which holds the seatbelts.
How did you remove the bolts?? I am thinking I may have to grind them somehow. I have an oscillating tool but not sure if that'll work. Seems like a lot of grinding to go through and yet the bolts seem to be welded to the floor. Wish they were press fit so I could use a persuader to smack them out. Ugh!
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I was able to borrow a cordless cut-off tool and was skeptical. I had just used a cordless sawzall with a fresh charged battery and I killed the battery on the first bolt. Used a new cut off wheel and head them (8 of them) flush cut and cleaned up in under 20 minutes. Still keeping an eye out incase any sparks take hold. Glad I was able to get that part done. Now I can concentrate on the flooring.
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We used tin snips And a paper cutter to cut the Allure my DH and I laid down in our dinning room and kitchen. Worked well.
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propane torch- heat the back- cuts like butter
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I used long cut aviation snips to makes cuts around objects. Long straight cuts were make with a sharp utility knife. Used a lot of blades.
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I started putting it down yesterday and haven't gotten to a point where I need small cuts yet. Need to find a straight edge around here as my next piece is cutting around the stair well :-). Sitting here at the edge of the manufacturer's temp rating too. But it looks great so far!
Thanks for the answers. I've got the snips and I may even try that torch option, Ernie!
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