Forum Title: General carpet installation question
Hi, I'm new here. I have question related to installing carpet. I need to have my LR recarpeted sometime this summer. In the mean-time I am installing a wall mounted TV and in order to avoid having to disconnect and move out all the peripheral electronics (DVR, receiver, center speaker, etc.) for the carpet installation, I am going to install a wall mounted floating entertainment console. The console will be about 15 high, 15 deep, and about 72 long. (Wall mounted, no legs or feet.) So, my question is, how low to the floor can I install the console and still leave enough room for the installer to reach under there to secure the carpet? In other words, what is the minimum clearance needed? There are already tack strips there, but they probably need to slide a stretcher or kicker under there, right? Thanks in advance!
Category: Carpet Post By: K Brown (Tampa, FL), 02/25/2019

I'd be cursing something like that, if I was the installer - I wouldn't say anything to you, but your ears would be ringing for a week or two. And it's not just that the console is so close to the floor, but also that there's a chance I could be held liable for any accidental damage to electronics if I happen to bang my head into it. Mount the console on a cleat so it can be removed very easily whenever necessary.

- EDWARD THOMPSON (Taylorsville, UT), 04/27/2019

Is there anyway that you could possibly hold off on mounting the console? It would make your job go much smoother and better quality. Otherwise I guess the best way would be if you were laying on your belly and able to reach in the 15 depth and comfortably work. If it was me I would want to get everything hunky dorey under the console a work away from it. How high up did you actually want to mount off the floor. I have a builder that builds shelving units in the closet and the bottom shelf always ends up hitting me in the bridge of the nose so it is not impossible to wrk under things but it makes for a very bad day and a lot of blue talking. Jim beat me to the punch. The cleat thing works excellent, just saying. Daris

- KAY LUNA (Indio, CA), 03/29/2019

Daris Mulkin said: ? Is there anyway that you could possibly hold off on mounting the console? It would make your job go much smoother and better quality. Otherwise I guess the best way would be if you were laying on your belly and able to reach in the 15 depth and comfortably work. If it was me I would want to get everything hunky dorey under the console a work away from it. How high up did you actually want to mount off the floor. I have a builder that builds shelving units in the closet and the bottom shelf always ends up hitting me in the bridge of the nose so it is not impossible to wrk under things but it makes for a very bad day and a lot of blue talking. Jim beat me to the punch. The cleat thing works excellent, just saying. DarisClick to expand... Well, I was hoping to be able to go down to about 9 under there. Here I thought I was doing a good thing, but it sounds like I'm not helping matters at all. I guess sometimes things aren't as easy as they seem when your're not the guy doing the work. Well, unless anyone else has more positive input, I guess I might just scrap the floating console idea altogether as there will be no benefit. OK, thanks for the input!

- LORRAINE DAY (Des Plaines, IL), 04/27/2019

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