Quote Originally Posted by mtngigi View Post
I can't figure out how to remove the strips of wood with spikes coming up from the bottom that were placed by the carpet layers. Do those strips come with those spikes already on them? Do I just pry the wood strips up somehow?
Yes, you can remove the carpet tack strips. About every 6" or so you'll see a nail head, this is the nail that is holding the strip to the floor. Take a flat bar or similar prying instrument and drive it under the strip at the nail, this will pop it loose from the concrete. The strips will shatter and break as you do this, leaving some nails in the concrete. Wear gloves and eye protection, and simply pull any nails that don't come out with the strips.