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post #241 of 801
I will do a little research prior to making my final decision. Thanks for the info.
post #242 of 801
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Be aware that not all professional carpet layers are equally skilled when it comes to patterned carpet and the unique challenges of stage and riser configurations. Wherever you buy your carpet, ask for their best team.

I agree 100% the guys that did mine did a great job but they did struggle with seaming the pattern carpet took much longer then normal to lay...
post #243 of 801
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Be aware that not all professional carpet layers are equally skilled when it comes to patterned carpet and the unique challenges of stage and riser configurations. Wherever you buy your carpet, ask for their best team.

 

Very good point.  If you have a riser and/or stage, pick a woven carpet and have a pattern, this isn't a job for an apprentice.  I recently was looking at carpet at the Big Orange Box and told them that I would want to discuss my install with the installer before committing.  They told me that they can't do that because they don't know who it will be until the day before.  I thanked them for their time and left.  This isn't like paint where you can just paint over it if they make a mistake.

 

I ended up finding a certified master carpet installer who has 47 years of experience and is now retired.  He only does small jobs to keep active.  After talking with him on the phone for 20 minutes, I knew he was the man for the job.  He specializes in woven carpets and pattern matching.  He explained in detail why these are more difficult and how insists they are perfect.  He is coming out to my house this weekend for a free measuring and to answer any questions I have.  He will then give me the measurements so I can order the carpet (he can order it, but he told me it would be cheaper for me to get it direct).

 

Make sure you know who is doing the work - once the carpet is cut, there is no turning back.

post #244 of 801
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Be aware that not all professional carpet layers are equally skilled when it comes to patterned carpet and the unique challenges of stage and riser configurations. Wherever you buy your carpet, ask for their best team.

True. The carpet I got also was really thick and rigid, so things like wrapping over lips was more difficult. Though there have been several times I've been sitting on the floor there and been happy for the thick carpet and pad, I also wish at times I would have gone with the carpet snickers used (I was looking at it since it's the same style, almost the same color as Sandman/BIG used) since it would have made my door seal work without changing... I still need to fix that.
post #245 of 801
Closer and closer everyday. Been lurking as I always do on Big's builds. Just wanted to drop a note to say it's looking great!
post #246 of 801
Thanks Popalock. Just cant wait to get this oredeal wrapped up.
post #247 of 801
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Be aware that not all professional carpet layers are equally skilled when it comes to patterned carpet and the unique challenges of stage and riser configurations. Wherever you buy your carpet, ask for their best team.

1. Be willing to wait for the best team.

2. But also..PLEASE, tip the team if they did well. If you buy a carpet from a Lowes/HD/etc..those guys are paid very little. I know they do the work to fill the gaps from "reasonably paying work"..but throw them a bone if they do a fantastic job. We usually tip 3-5% and a case a beer in their truck when they aren't looking. Well, that is what we do..and we do it with nearly every trades person we know is "under the thumb" of a bigger store.
post #248 of 801
Looking good. Keep BIG focused.
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1. Be willing to wait for the best team.

2. But also..PLEASE, tip the team if they did well. If you buy a carpet from a Lowes/HD/etc..those guys are paid very little. I know they do the work to fill the gaps from "reasonably paying work"..but throw them a bone if they do a fantastic job. We usually tip 3-5% and a case a beer in their truck when they aren't looking. Well, that is what we do..and we do it with nearly every trades person we know is "under the thumb" of a bigger store.

Thanks for the advice TREP.. trust me, I know all about busting your hump and doing a great job for a bottle of water and a hand-shake. I am all for the little guy as long as the job is done right. A descent tip is a must in my book..
post #250 of 801
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Looking good. Keep BIG focused.

He's focused even when he's not focussing if that makes any sense. His attention to detail is almost sickening. I am lucky to have him working on my project.
post #251 of 801
Theaters lookin good. Nice Camaro too.
post #252 of 801
Thanks WAGSTAFF. On a little bit of a break now until the mudd tape and sanding is complete.
post #253 of 801
Thread Starter 
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Just cant wait to get this oredeal wrapped up.

Don't worry a new shipment hit the streets and my guy had a good Oreo Deal.



Admit it, you'll miss all the contraband snacks I bring when I'm working.
post #254 of 801
Damn those look good....biggrin.gif
post #255 of 801
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Don't worry a new shipment hit the streets and my guy had a good Oreo Deal.



Admit it, you'll miss all the contraband snacks I bring when I'm working.

The relationship is just getting started. It does not stop because you finish the job. The snacks are warranted for this build... Make sure you bring another box of MoJo's:D
post #256 of 801
So what is the plan for the soffits when the drywall is finished? Are you going to cover with GOM or paint it black?
post #257 of 801
Thread Starter 
paint, molding, rope lights
post #258 of 801
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paint, molding, rope lights

post #259 of 801
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It didn't happen.  That is the plan.

post #260 of 801
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It didn't happen.  That is the plan.
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That's the plan for the soffits....he didn't say they reached that stage of construction yet! biggrin.gif
post #261 of 801
Thread Starter 
the drywall guy is finishing the dirty work this week.
post #262 of 801
I guess you could just post pictures of a can of paint, a sample of molding, and a pic of the rope lights in their box as "the plan". biggrin.gif

Haha.........can't blame anyone for being eager to see more pics of Bigs builds coming together.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #263 of 801
Thread Starter 
Coming soon to a theater near you.

post #264 of 801
I am not sure why but all I can think of is this:
post #265 of 801
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I'll have to file that one under "things I can't unsee"!!! :-)
post #266 of 801
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Coming soon to a theater near you.

 
I guess it DID happen.  There is the picture to prove it.
post #267 of 801
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Coming soon to a theater near you.


Big,

You really need to make this your new profile avatar picture immediately.

That is all.
post #268 of 801
But that won't be all! It will be the stuff nightmares are made of. I'll have to stop logging in before bedtime!
post #269 of 801
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Coming soon to a theater near you.

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I am not sure why but all I can think of is this:


Hahahahaha perfect
post #270 of 801
ha classic
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