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Joining together two IKEA rugs using seaming carpet tape (part 1)



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Hey how's it going wanted to do a video

on how to join two carpets together

these are IKEA carpets this particular

one is called a I think you kind of see

it there a VIN 'dom and we've got a big

space so we needed actually twice the

size carpet so we took the two largest

carpets and we're joining together so

it's kind of a little IKEA hack video

I'm gonna do one video quickly of kind

of how I'm joining them and then I'll do

a short video of what it looks like when

we're done so one thing that makes this

really easy on this carpet is you can

see it's a high pile carpet it's got a

very busy and random design that is

perfect for joining carpets together if

you have a pattern you can do it you can

join them but getting it to look right

it's gonna take a lot more effort and

care to try to get it to look perfect

this high pile carpet when you join them

together the pile is just going to mix

together kind of like tangled hair and

you won't even notice the joint one

thing I will say interestingly enough we

had an old one of this that we bought

about a year ago and we loved it so much

we bought another one they actually

don't quite look the same so we bought a

third one so we're gonna use the two

brand new ones that we just bought

together downstairs and we have a place

upstairs for the carpet that was here so

I would suggest if you're ever going to

do this just try to buy both carpets

exactly the same time from the same bin

and then you'll you'll most likely have

something that's produced the exact same

time and it'll match I know it looks

like it should match you know something

a year ago they're the same thing but

that one had more white and less blue

and dark blue so it just looked a little

different so these two are perfect they

just came out of the same bin $150 for

each one maybe it's a $1.99 I think it

was a little cheaper because we got a

little sale on it but that's a bargain

if you ever look at giant carpets that

are comfortable like this they're so

expensive so how we're going to do it

enough talking more

doing ok so what I did first is I just

started at my corner that's gonna be the

most visible corner I want that to match

up perfectly so that's that corner right

there and I used kind of a heavy-duty

thread this is the thread I used let's

see if I could show you here so this

type of thread is the sort of waxed

synthetic thread that you'd use in

leather and then I used one of these

honkin needles I'd use a curved needle

if I could but I didn't have them

because I've broken both of them and

then little pinchers or pliers and I

just started in that corner I put a

stitch and then I just stitched down a

little ways to make sure everything

aligns Plus this will be the area with

the most stress because this is the area

that's not gonna be under the couch so

this is where people are gonna you know

hit the carpet and most likely where it

would start to come apart so I got that

sewn

it's not pretty but it works it's just a

thread that just a needle pattern that

just keeps going around in a circle like

that so that worked out well

unfortunately I you know getting tired

of doing that so I'm not gonna go any

further so now I'm coming on with the

carpet tape the carpet tape I bought let

me get the label here it is called

superheated seaming carpet tape and I

got it on Amazon I'll post a link if I

can remember I'm not looking for like

you know affiliate links right like that

I'm just showing you how I did it it

doesn't matter where you buy it you can

get anywhere you want to this is nice

and wide that's the reason I like it

it's kind of got an orange II adhesive

and then it's got paper on the back then

you just carefully put your carpet

together you want to make sure that

there are no fibers coming up this

direction so you're just going to work

it together put on your tape I put on a

little little moistened towel and then I

hit it with the the old iron here

so I've got a funny little Japanese iron

that happens to be Wireless so so we hit

it with that heat it down and then it

looks like that I'm gonna leave the

paper on because it seems like the paper

wants to stay there so I'll leave the

paper on and then go ahead and put down

this whole section that's kind of boring

to watch and then we'll flip it over and

I'll show you how it what it looks like

and we'll do a little strength test see

if it comes apart or if it holds

together so alright stay tuned for part

2 hope this helps someone