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If you're wondering how to hide electrical cords, wires, and cables underneath your carpeting, you’ve come to the right place. We get it, you want to hear about it from someone who knows how to do it properly. Nobody wants their carpet to look bumpy or become a tripping hazard. Or worse off, a fire hazard! And the thing is, there are so many wires we need to hide these days. TV wires, speaker wires, lamps, category-5 (CAT-5) cable wires, chargers, computer cords, and the list goes on and on. In this article we’ll let you know what you need to do to hide these unsightly wires underneath your carpeting in the least obvious way. So, let’s get into it.

What Type of Wires to Hide?

First of all, only hide certain wires under carpeting. The wires shouldn’t be too big or too bulky. The reality is, big, hot wires under the carpet can be a tripping hazard AND a fire hazard. So, here are some of the characteristics your wires should have:

How to Hide Cords Under Carpeting: A Step-by-Step Guide

Step #1 Lift the Carpet

The first step is, of course, to lift the carpet. This may require tools and a little elbow grease (just a little bit of elbow grease though, you don’t want to pull up too much carpet). Take a pair of pliers and grip the edge of the carpet. With the pliers, pull the carpeting away from the tack strip. You want to minimize the amount of carpeting you’re uprooting – so only pull up the amount you need to work within. If the project is for speaker wires, you’ll only need about an inch of space to work with. On the other hand, if you have multiple wires, or category-5 wires, you’ll need about 2 inches of space.

Step #2 Fish the Wire

This step is where you’ll feed the wire so that it runs the length of the room or carpet. You’ll need fish tape, which can be purchased at any home improvement store or online. It comes in a spool and you can unwind the spool as you work. Feed the tape with your cable or wire underneath the carpet until it hits the wall. This method of feeding the wire is called “fishing,” hence, the name. With fishing tape you don’t need to completely dismantle your carpeting. You simply “fish” the wire through and then walk over to the other end.

Step #3 Retrieve the Wire

In steps 1 and 2 you feed the wire so that it hits the other wall. Now you’ll go find that wire and either plug it into the wall or plug it into another component, depending on your specific needs. Make sure the wire is taut so that there are no bumps. Remember, bumps = tripping hazard. Then, voila! You’re done.

While the Above Method for Hiding Wires is Good, the BEST Way to Do it is…

With the Sleek Socket

While hiding wires underneath carpeting is good, the best way to hide wires is to get the sleek socket. Why? It’s simple – sleek socket doesn’t simply hide wiring – it streamlines it. By hiding wires underneath carpeting you’re simply dusting your problems under the rug (pun intended.) Plus, if your wires are too big and too bulky there’s a chance hiding them will create a fire hazard and/or a tripping hazard. Sleek socket brings peace of mind and it gives your home a sleek, fashionable makeover. If you want to hide wires in a chic way, there’s no better way than with the sleek socket. So…want to know more about the sleek socket?

A Great Alternative: The Sleek Socket?

The sleek socket allows you to hide unsightly and unsafe power outlets via a unique ultra-thin design that blends into the wall. The sleek socket drastically reduces (and can even eliminate) obstructions between furniture and traditional plugs attached to an outlet. Say goodbye to the ugly, chunky wires, plugs and cords that mess with your vibe and say hello to style and functionality with the sleek socket. The elegant design of the sleek socket adds to the ambiance of your home décor – not detracts from it, like with traditional plugs and wires. In fact, there’s no better way to eliminate ugly plugs and cords. So get your sleek socket today!

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