Prep the Area
Make sure any tacking strips that have secured the carpet are removed. Use a pry bar and hammer to lift strips from floor, followed by a razor scraper to remove any adhesive. Inspect the floor for any bumps or high spots left by carpet adhesive.
Once the floor is clean and ready, determine the starting edge for the flooring nearest a sidewall. We measured out the width of the roll of flooring from the wall in two spots. Snap a chalk line between the points for a straight line to which to align the flooring. Position double-sided tape along the snapped chalk line.