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Taping carpet to booth floor


#1

Is there any type of tape that is especially good at temporarily
fastening carpet to a cement floor? I want to make sure customers
don’t trip, while still making my booth look fabulous (and not
ruining the carpet).

Thanks! --Noel


#2

Hi Noel,

There is a double sided sticky foam tape meant for rugs. I have a
pesky flap on my floor rug in my kitchen and this tape worked
beautifully.

I believe it is a 3M product. Any place that sells rugs or your
local hardware store or Home Depot will have it.

Best,
k


#3

Hi Noel,

If you want a double sided carpet tape that you can hide under the
carpet there are many products for that. When we did video
production we had to use gaffers tape to cover the cables in public
places. Adhesive was on one side and it kept people from tripping
over wires. Either way, the main thing is to get tape that adheres
firmly yet removes easily. Beware of really sticky duct tape which is
a mess to remove. I think you can Google “safety tape” and find what
you want. Have a great show!

Beverly


#4

I would try the double sided foam tape. It holds pretty well for
everything I use it for, and it relatively cheap.

Celeste


#5

Noel,

I use gaffers tape. It’s not as sticky as duct tape, comes in a
variety of colors, tears easily and doesn’t seems to rip up your
carpet all that much. Uline sells it, but you might even find a
better price somewhere else if you just google it.

Grace


#6
Is there any type of tape that is especially good at temporarily
fastening carpet to a cement floor? I want to make sure customers
don't trip, while still making my booth look fabulous (and not
ruining the carpet). 

I would use Double-sided carpet tape.


#7

Dear Noel:

There is a standard double faced carpet tape, 2 inches wide, supplied
sticky on one side with a blue backing on the other side, which is
then peeled away. Available at a carpet store or good hardware store
(Home Depot if you must). I never do a show without it in the tool
box. Most shows where they can also provide carpet for booths, you
can get some from the carpet installers. It also makes a good,
inexpensive, quick and temporary fixturing surface for light work at
the bench.

Best Regards,
Gary W. Miller
www.spirig.org


#8

Some of the shows I do, the management insists that we use gaffers
tape as it is easy to remove and leaves no residue. They forbid the
use of duct tape

Alma