I'd like to install the carpet myself for 2 reasons: a) clearing out the basement would suck...since the basement is 25x25, I can do it in 12 or 15 foot sections depending on which width I buy, b) I'm on a budget
I know I won't do a great job...I've never done anything like this before. But frankly even a shoddy job, that looks half-way decent, will likely be better than dog-piss-carpet
I also don't want to use the integral-pad carpet that is glued down. By the looks of it, the pad doesn't seem to be as breathable. Therefore I plan on nailing tack-boards into the concrete.
1) Is this out of my league? The floor supports might be tricky...
2) Whats the deal with carpet stretching? Is this a tool I rent?
3) Any resources or tips?