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"Kangaback Carpet," in the Carpet Q&A forum, begins: "rusty baker said You would need to put something under the seam or it would be thinner there and would ..."

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Old March 17, 2011, 04:49 PM   #16
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You would need to put something under the seam or it would be thinner there and would look like a valley.
The kanga was actully cut away from the face and the tape was at that point.

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Old March 17, 2011, 05:23 PM   #17
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We used to hot melt kangaback. We took a filet knife and sawed the kanga from the carpet and then inserted the seam tape and seamed it up. You could actually see a little hump where the seam was.

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Old March 17, 2011, 06:30 PM   #18
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ChrisSask, do yourself a favour and go to Home Depot or Lowe's and buy carpet tiles. Kanga is, was, and always will be junk. OK for a small room at the cottage that only gets used for a few months per year. You can looselay the tiles yourself, and the big box stores will help you figure out your cuts.

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Old March 19, 2011, 07:34 PM   #19
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Installed alot of kanga gold on seagrass . Great stuff. Kanga bac was made for the home owner. One problem it is difficult for a home owner to install. Just like everything else.

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Old March 20, 2011, 07:51 PM   #20
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kangaback (beige stuff, not yellow puffy stuff)/ we call it kangahide is sold up here quite a bit. As an installation it is a big moneymaker. It also is a DIY product. Looselayed and glued only on the seams, it installs very quickly. Also very few complaints on installations,but quality of product could be higher.

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Old March 21, 2011, 01:22 PM   #21
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The last kanga-job I had was for a friend who was dumping his house. I did not want to glue it in as the sub-floor was uneven pine board with some large gaps in it. I cut the Kanga long-ish and turned and tacked it. the staples smooshed the foam and the flat finish surprised me. As, I'm sure the next guy will be when he does the take up.(I hope its not me)

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Old March 22, 2011, 09:30 PM   #22
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I've never seen a Kanga broadloom that was worth anything over 5 minutes of use. Remember those old "free" foam pads that walked out in a matter of a few minutes? Same thing. It's easy and can be done simply and cheaply, just the same criteria for not worth much.

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Old March 24, 2011, 09:51 AM   #23
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Are we using Kanga as a generic term for attached urethane cushion? If so, there are vast quality differences based on formulation, air to urethane ration, gauge and a dozen other permutations. I know Custom Coatings used to have over 100 different attached cushion offerings they applied regularly for all of the mills. I haven't visited them since Tim Smith passed, but the last time I was there they were wrapping up a sizable expansion so I have to believe commission backing and dyeing is still widely used in Dalton.

I have had commercial attached projects perform very well in extremely harsh usages. They will meet virtually any job requirements if the right product is selected.

As usual, you do get what you pay for. A cheap attached cushion will perform cheaply...

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Old March 24, 2011, 10:00 PM   #24
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Are we using Kanga as a generic term for attached urethane cushion? If so, there are vast quality differences based on formulation, air to urethane ration, gauge and a dozen other permutations. I know Custom Coatings used to have over 100 different attached cushion offerings they applied regularly for all of the mills. I haven't visited them since Tim Smith passed, but the last time I was there they were wrapping up a sizable expansion so I have to believe commission backing and dyeing is still widely used in Dalton.

I have had commercial attached projects perform very well in extremely harsh usages. They will meet virtually any job requirements if the right product is selected.

As usual, you do get what you pay for. A cheap attached cushion will perform cheaply...
Okay, you have a point. But, the commercial attached backings are vastly different from what I think of as Kanga. To me, Kanga = a cheap piece of carpet with this shit piece of foam on the back that they call an attached pad. Big, huge difference! We aren't talking about enhancer backs or even close, and you know it.

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